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John B. Grandoff, III - Shareholder

John B. Grandoff, III


University of Florida, B.A., 1980
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1985

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Professional Certifications

  • Court Certified Arbitrator
    • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for Hillsborough County, Florida
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John B. Grandoff, III - Shareholder

John is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the firm’s Land Use Group. His practice involves zoning, comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, vested rights, platting, subdivision control and eminent domain.

He represents clients before state, regional and local governmental agencies, as well as trial and appellate courts.

John is a Court Certified Arbitrator for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for Hillsborough County, Florida. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation and the Lavender Trust Company, Inc. John has served as Commissioner of Port Tampa Bay; Vice-Chairman of the Land Use Section of the American Bar Association; Chairman of the Tampa Bay Area Research and Development Authority; and Vice President of Quality Growers, a citrus growers’ cooperative. John is also a member of NAIOP, REIC and ULI.

In service to the community, John serves on the governing board of Gracepoint Mental Health Care Inc., and The University of Tampa Board of Fellows. John enjoys Florida history, hunting, fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities with his two sons.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
  • SL2018_gray

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2011-2020)
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2007, 2012, 2014)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)

Published Decisions

  • Citivest Const. Corp. v. City of Tampa,
    WL 17079555 94-8171
    Florida Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County. May 30, 1995

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • Port Tampa Bay Commissioner (2013-2017)

Publications & Presentations

  • Remedies for Zoning Violations. Florida Bar Journal, LXI, 4.

  • Preparing Zoning Opinions. Probate and Property, 13, 29.

  • Quasi-judicial Rezoning and the Snyder Rationale. Hillsborough County Bar Journal, 5, 3.


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