Josh Whitehead is a leading expert in the areas of land use, planning and development, having served as the Zoning Administrator of Memphis and Shelby County Planning and Development for more than a decade. In 2010, as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Memphis, he developed and helped get approved the Unified Development Code, the first major overhaul of the zoning code in 30 years, shepherding it through both the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission. He has also served as the Planning Director for the City of Germantown.

At Burch, Porter & Johnson, Mr. Whitehead will assist his clients by navigating the zoning entitlement process, taking a pragmatic yet strategic approach and relying upon his 15-year experience with the executive, legislative and judicial branches of local government.