About James M. Vernon

James. M. Vernon provides a unique combination of legal, civil engineering, business, real property solutions and real estate development experience. For approximately 40 years, Mr. Vernon has provided assistance in organizing business structures, land acquisition, zoning, permitting, regulatory compliance, and other support for numerous business entities and real estate projects.

Real Estate Development Expertise

Mr. Vernon offers a variety of services for new and existing developments, including entitlement services, property investment, land development, and more.

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Legal Expertise

Mr. Vernon is experienced in representing clients before city councils, boards of county commissioners, regulatory agencies  and state trial courts.

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Engineering Expertise

As an engineer, Mr. Vernon solves challenges relating to land and site planning, engineering design, infrastructure installation, construction management, and the completion of the entitlement process through the regulatory agencies.

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The Relationship Approach

To Problem Solving

With over four decades of experience, James M. Vernon has been involved in the solution to numerous unique problems. While
he can never guarantee outcomes, he has found repeated success by taking a structured approach to the unforeseen by:

  • Obtaining a thorough understanding of the clients’ situation;
  • Proposing thoughtful and detailed strategies to accomplish their goals; and
  • Applying his business experience to aggressively pursue these strategies.

As a business-owner himself, Mr. Vernon understands that his approach only offers true value when
coupled with a desire to minimize costs and stress, to reach your goals as efficiently as possible.

A Unique Approach

As an open-minded, inventive and multidisciplinary practitioner, James M. Vernon has litigated contract, construction, business and other civil disputes; rezoned, obtained the entitlements and developed numerous real estate projects; appeared before numerous public boards; been involved in alternative fuel development; and more.

As a result of this broad experience, Mr. Vernon is confident in his ability to find solutions to most any problem, even when faced with an aggressive adversary. Mr. Vernon possesses the experience, tenacity and knowledge to effectively represent clients in a range of matters.

Education & Licensing

  • 1981: B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Florida
  • 1984: Founded Anclote Engineering, Inc.
  • 1986: Obtained civil engineering license, State of Florida
  • 1993: J.D., Nova Southeastern University Law School
  • 1994: Admitted to the Florida Bar Association
  • 1999: Admitted to the Georgia Bar Association
  • 2020: Admitted to the Colorado Bar Association