S. Cary Gaylord
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Cary Gaylord has represented clients in over 30 counties in Florida, as well as in the federal courts and courts of Illinois and Georgia. He has handled cases involving large vacant parcels, churches, retailers, gas stations, supermarkets, farmers and grove operators, golf course owners, homeowners, and other eminent domain and inverse condemnation proceedings.
Mr. Gaylord has authored and co-authored numerous articles including chapters in Nichols on Eminent Domain covering maps of reservation as well as power lines and electromagnetic fields. Mr. Gaylord also co-authored “The Public Purpose Doctrine” chapter of the Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual – the authoritative publication on eminent domain issues for the Florida Bar. He has also lectured on these and other condemnation topics for the American Bar Association, Southwestern Legal Foundation, ALI-ABA, the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Associations as well as numerous other groups.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
The thing I have enjoyed most about our practice, over the years, is the friendships I’ve developed with clients as a result of helping them through a taking of their property by the government. Every property owner is sued in eminent domain only because they own property in the path of a government project. They are without fault and frequently have a difficult time understanding how they are being treated. I have found it easy and rewarding being an advocate for people in that situation.
Not only have I enjoyed friendships with clients, but I’ve been privileged to work alongside great partners and staff each day. I enjoy coming to work and seeing them and watching them gain satisfaction from helping our clients. Away from the office I enjoy being with my family and sharing hunting and fishing adventures all over Florida and the Caribbean. We are truly blessed to live in a great state!