Kristofer Machado represents clients in all aspects of real estate development, with an emphasis on providing strategic land use advice and advancing complex projects through the process of obtaining site control and securing zoning, planning, historic, environmental, and other local, state, and federal regulatory approvals. As part of his practice, Kristofer routinely appears before municipal zoning and planning boards and other quasi-judicial bodies, negotiates agreements with stakeholders and regulators, and helps clients develop novel and effective entitlement strategies.
Kristofer obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Senior Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and as a Student Director in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, the Law School's clinical division. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, graduating in three years, with honors.
Prior to joining Akerman, Kristofer was an associate at a nationally recognized real estate law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.