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Mr. Ardaman relishes challenges, particularly when confronted with problems others could not solve. A determined and creative legal practitioner, Mr. Ardaman is a persistent advocate for his clients’ objectives. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1984 and is Board Certified by the state Bar in City, County and Local Government Law.

Over the course of his more than 35-year career at Fishback Dominick, Mr. Ardaman has represented local governments, businesses, landowners, developers, property/homeowner and condominium owner associations and others in administrative proceedings, civil litigation, special master hearings, appeals, land use and development projects, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, public records law matters, real estate acquisitions and sales, simple and complex multi-party contracts, projects, and litigation. His areas of expertise include eminent domain, local government, land use and development, and real estate in large and small, simple and complex projects and cases.

Mr. Ardaman is past president of the Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee and currently serves as president of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, representing over 400 municipal attorneys statewide. He is a requested speaker on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use and development, sunshine and public records law, annexation, and other topics.

His leisurely pursuits include reading, bicycling, boating, and, because he loves a good challenge, mountain climbing.

MUNICIPAL EXPERIENCE

City Attorney, City of Winter Garden, 1992-2000; 2006-Present

City Attorney, City of DeBary, 2000-Present

City Attorney, City of Winter Park, Oct. 2015-Present

 

EDUCATION

University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1984

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, high honors, 1980

 

COURTS OF PRACTICE

Florida State Courts

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

President, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association

Chair, Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, 2009-2010

Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, 2008-2009

The Florida Bar Association Sections: Eminent Domain, City, County and Local Government Law Orange County Bar Association

Association of Eminent Domain Professionals

 

RATINGS & CERTIFICATIONS

AV – Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Orlando’s Top Lawyers, 2010 – present

Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law, August 2009