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Mark A. Watts
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Mr. Watts is a member of the firms' Administrative, Land Use and Environmental Law Department. His practice is focused on representing landowners and developers in securing entitlements and regulatory approvals for the development of their land. In addition, Mr. Watts is experienced in structuring infrastructure financing through the use of special assessment districts, community development districts, tax increment financing and other creative financing strategies.

Mr. Watts graduated from Florida State University in 1995 with a degree in International Affairs. He received a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watts served as an Assistant County Attorney in Pinellas County. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Watts is a native of Volusia County and is actively involved in the community. In addition to his local volunteer work with non-profit organizations, Mr. Watts and his wife, Natasha, are actively involved with local youth sports, musical programs and scouting on behalf of their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Land Development Law
  • Real Estate
  • Sunshine and Public Records Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1998
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Major: International Affairs

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Year, Volusia County Association for Responsible Development - 2009
  • Young Business Leader, Volusia/Flagler Business Report - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Volusia County Association for Responsible Development, Chair
  • DeLand Breakfast Rotary, President
  • DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Leadership Daytona - 2002
  • Leadership DeLand - 2000