John Grandoff is 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. He 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. He 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. He enjoys Florida history, hunting, fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities with his two sons.


  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2007, 2012, 2014)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2011-2022)

Credentials & Experience


University of Florida, B.A., 1980

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1985

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Port Tampa Bay Commissioner (2013-2017)


News & Insights

Articles & Publications

  • 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.

Published decisions

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