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Michael O. Sznapstajler
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Mr. Sznapstajler joined Cobb Cole after participating in the firm's summer program in 2007 and graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 2008. Mr. Sznapstajler practices in the areas of environmental law, land use and civil litigation. As part of his environmental practice, Mr. Sznapstajler represents businesses and redevelopers with environmental due diligence, assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties, redevelopment of properties through state and federal brownfield programs, submerged lands permitting, and wetland and species issues. As part of his land use practice, Mr. Sznapstajler focuses on obtaining entitlements and approvals for development of property. As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Sznapstajler represents clients in commercial litigation, local government, land use and environmental litigation, administrative hearings and appeals.

Mr. Sznapstajler is a Past President of the Florida Brownfields Association, which is a nonprofit, volunteer, service organization dedicated to advancing the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields in Florida and frequently speaks before local governments, trade organizations, and environmental professionals regarding brownfield redevelopment. Mr. Sznapstajler is also active in the local community, having served as President of the Young Professionals Group and on the Ormond Beach Brownfield Advisory Board. Mr. Sznapstajler has also served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, on the Jewish Heritage Festival Planning Committee, and the Checkered Flag Committee.

Mr. Sznapstajler is married to Jessica Sznapstajler and has one daughter and one son.

Mr. Sznapstajler holds an AV rating, which is the highest rating obtainable by an attorney from Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Land Development Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Miami
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Author, Brownfield Programs Provide Tools for Economic Development & Community Revitalization, Evolve Magazine, November, 2017
  • Author, Brownfield Redevelopment Helps Economy, Orlando Sentinel, September, 2012
  • Co-Author, Program Offers Revitalization, Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 8, 2008
  • Co-Author, Brownfields Offer Opportunities for Economic Growth and Redevelopment, Volusia-Flagler Business Report, November 24, 2008


  • Speaker, Redevelopment of Beachside Properties under Florida's Brownfield Redevelopment Program, Volusia County Beachside Redevelopment Committee, December 18, 2017
  • Speaker, Brownfields Redevelopment and Liability Relief, Florida Legislative, Black Caucus, November 17, 2017
  • Speaker, Brownfields Redevelopment as a Catalyst, Florida Redevelopment Association, October 18, 2017
  • Speaker, Brownfields 101 Florida Brownfields Association Annual Conference, 2014 - 2017
  • Speaker, City of Port Orange Brownfields Workshop, March 29, 2016
  • Testimony before Florida House of Representatives Finance and Tax Committee, December 1, 2015
  • Speaker, Flagler County Brownfields Workshop, December 1, 2014
  • Speaker, Brownfields 101, City of Deland - City Commission Workshop, March 19, 2012
  • Speaker, The Benefits of Brownfields - Looking at the Program in Comparative Sense, Florida Brownfields Association Annual Conference, November 15, 2012
  • Speaker, Success Stories from the Private Sector, Florida Brownfields Association Annual Conference, 2012
  • Speaker, Brownfields Presentation, West Volusia Chamber Economic Development Committee, June 15, 2011
  • Speaker, Brownfields 101, City of Deltona - City Commission Presentation, June 23, 2011
  • Moderator, Brownfields and Green Development, Florida Brownfields Association Annual Conference, November 15, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2017
  • Certificate of Recognition, Florida Brownfields Association, 2017
  • Top Lawyer, Environmental Law, Daytona Beach News-Journal, 2016
  • Daytona Beach News- Journal 40 Under 40, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble, 2012 - Present
  • Honorable Mention, Best Oral Advocate, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Volusia County Association for Responsible Development
  • Volusia Manufacturer's Association
  • Florida Brownfields Association, Past President and Board Member
  • Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group, Immediate Past President
  • Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Board of Directors
  • Museum of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, Member
  • City of Ormond Beach Brownfields Advisory Board, Member
  • Leadership Daytona Class 30, Graduate