Alan Ciklin serves as the firm’s managing partner and chairman of the firm’s Land Use and Governmental department. He represents a broad range of clients in all areas of  land use and zoning matters, comprehensive planning, zoning, development agreements, permitting, and other land use issues.

Mr. Ciklin began his law practice in 1971 as an assistant Palm Beach County attorney. He later became director of the Palm Beach County Planning, Zoning and Building Department and was named deputy county attorney. He was also active in the development of Palm Beach County’s land use and zoning codes and its Comprehensive Plan.

Practice Areas

  • Land Use & Governmental Law
  • Real Estate

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in 2019 in the category of Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2000
  • “Top Lawyer” (Real Estate) in South Florida Legal Guide, multiple years, including 2015

Professional and Community Activities

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • The Benjamin School, Board of Trustees
  • St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, CT, Athletic Hall of Fame


  • Florida, 1971
  • United States Supreme Court, 1977


  • J.D., Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, OH, 1971
  • B.A., Muskingum University, New Concord, OH, 1968