Basinait handles matters relating to Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), re-zonings, special exceptions, special permits, variances, comprehensive plan interpretations and amendments, and a host of other land use-related matters. He also reviews projects from a zoning and a planning standpoint, as well as from a financial feasibility and financing perspective.
Basinait has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (2013-2014) for his work in land use and zoning law. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin in 1988, he was an Assistant State Attorney and an Assistant Lee County Attorney.
Basinait received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University (B.A., 1975) and his law degree from the New England School of Law (J.D., 1982). He can be reached at 239.344.1204 or via email at charles.basinait@
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami. A full-service firm, Henderson Franklin has over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, commercial and civil litigation, immigration law, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, and on Sanibel Island. For more information on Basinait or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.