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Environmental, Land Use, Governmental
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Currently represents private and public sector clients in a variety of environmental permitting, enforcement and transactional matters, and in all manner of Florida land use proceedings.
Manages a broad range of projects and activities including land use and environmental approvals for all types of development projects, brownfields redevelopment, contaminated property remediation and the defense of environmental enforcement actions by local, state and federal governmental agencies.
Guides clients involved in corporate and real estate transactions through necessary due diligence evaluations.
Over 30 years experience in Florida environmental land use law. Oversaw environmental remediation and redevelopment of hi-tech manufacturing facility to a mixed-use office and commercial park.
Obtained numerous environmental and land use approvals to facilitate construction of a luxury assisted living facility constructed at former landfill site.
Represented major energy company in obtaining land use and environmental approvals for two electric generation facilities.
Negotiated a development agreement for a 2 million square foot regional shopping mall.
Negotiated numerous settlements with Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state and local agencies.
Successfully negotiated amendments to local ordinances to assist existing and proposed small businesses in the City of West Palm Beach.
Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (now Florida Department of Environmental Protection) 1980-1983.
Regional Planner, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, 1980.
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Frequent speaker on environmental law topics at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Bar, and other organizations.
“Long Anticipated Supreme Court Wetland Decision; Court Split Sharply” August 16, 2006.
“New Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments: Jurisdiction Over Wetlands Challenged” March 1, 2006.
“A Proposed New Amendment Threatens Florida's Land Use Process” January 1, 2004 and September 1, 2003.
Awards, Associations & Memberships
Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2012.
Listed, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, 2003-2011.
Holds a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating.
Urban League of Palm Beach County, Board Member, 2010-present.
Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology, Inc. at Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach, Board Member, 1996-present, President, 2009-2011.
The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Board Member, 2000-2003, 2004-2010; President, 2007-2008.
Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar, Executive Council, Member, 1985-1993; served as Section Chairman from 1991-1992.
Board of Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1984-1986.
J.D., University of Florida, College of Law, 1979.
B.A., CumLaude, New York University, 1975.
Fishing, Spectator sports (football, baseball and basketball).
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515 North Flagler Drive Suite 1500
West Palm Beach
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