Property rights are protected in Florida by the United States Constitution, Florida Constitution and the Bert Harris Jr. Act. Although property rights are protected, this is not an absolute and unlimited right to the highest and best use of the property. So long as the property owner enjoys an economically viable use and a regulatory action affecting his land serves a legitimate governmental purpose, there is no violation of these protections. Understanding this, Robert N. Hartsell, P.A. assists individuals, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations and local governments overcome the chilling effect of takings claims. The firm assists its clients in defining the scope of a reasonable moratoria, down zoning, reduction in densities and intensities and land use restrictions to protect lands unsuited for development.