In November 2022, the City Commission selected Burr & Forman LLP as the City’s law firm and Jason R. Gabriel to serve as lead City Attorney. Jason is a Partner in Burr & Forman's Real Estate Practice Group. In his role as City Attorney, Jason regularly advises the City Commission and Community Development Board. In addition, Jason works closely with the City Manager, Clerk Clerk, and other department heads on a wide array of local government matters.
Jason’s primary focus is government law, real estate, land use, zoning, community redevelopment, and economic development. He advises and counsels clients on all matters of development and assists them in obtaining land use, zoning and other permitting approvals and entitlements. He also assists clients in securing authorizations, permits and incentives at the federal, state and local levels of government. Additionally, Jason represents clients in matters involving general business, corporate law, financial transactions, transportation, constitutional law, elections law and ethics. He is Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar.
Before joining Burr & Forman, Jason served the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, Florida for more than 11 years, including serving as General Counsel.