HOLLAND & KNIGHT is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and professionals located in 21 U.S. offices, including Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. The firm has experience in a wide range of practice areas, including environmental permitting, land use and entitlements, real estate, base closure, federal grants, tax increment financing, and budget and appropriations. Holland & Knight’s Environmental Team has in-depth, hands-on knowledge of land use and environmental law. Our team provides highly experienced counsel on a broad range of land use and environmental issues, including permit approvals, comprehensive plan amendments, brownfields redevelopment, climate change, “green building” issues, environmental insurance, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalent reviews, as well as wetlands and natural resources. Our Washington, D.C., office also features an endangered species practice. With a solid track record, industry connections and leadership, Holland & Knight is frequently recognized by leading industry groups and publications. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2015 guide selected the Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law practice groups for national first-tier rankings and honored the firm as the “2014 Law Firm of the Year” in Land Use and Zoning (November 2013).
HOPPING GREEN & SAMS, P.A. is a Tallahassee, Florida based firm representing clients statewide primarily in the area of governmental law. Its attorneys have assisted clients at federal, state, regional, and local levels in all areas of environmental and land use regulation and litigation including: solid and hazardous waste, comprehensive planning, DRIs, property rights litigation, toxic substances, wetland, water use, sovereign submerged lands, air emissions, underground injection control, oil and gas exploration, endangered species, industrial wastewater, domestic wastewater, stormwater and potable water. Hopping Green & Sams also represents clients in matters relating to state and local tax, business and insurance regulation, and community development districts. Hopping Green & Sams maintains an active lobbying practice representing clients before the Florida Legislature, state agencies, the governor and Cabinet. www.hgslaw.com.
MANSON BOLVES DONALDSON VARN, PA is a Florida based law firm with public and private clients ranging from large, multi-billion dollar interests to start ups. The firm focuses on water, environmental, administrative and governmental law as well as business, contracting and construction. Manson Bolves offers a full range of services, from siting and permitting through mediation or litigation. In addition, our legislative practice represents clients with local, regional and state bodies. We assist our clients by negotiating with state and local agencies, and navigating issues through the complex, and sometimes conflicting, governmental process. Manson Bolves also provides representation for clients on transactions between governments and private interests, including the negotiation and drafting of interlocal agreements. Our understanding of government provides a unique perspective for our private sector clients. The processes, the personalities and the policies that move or stall good projects can sometimes be a mystery to our private sector clients. We can untangle the mysteries of those processes and help ensure fair and equitable treatment under the laws, rules and regulations. Likewise, the commercial and construction litigation team at Manson Bolves ensures that clients are properly represented in contractual and related business disputes. While government is complex, a seemingly endless array of mishaps, misunderstandings and mistakes plague the industry. We represent our clients’ interests. From contracting through court we have been called upon to ensure our clients get what they need, what they deserve, what they are entitled to. For additional information, please visit www.mansonbolves.com.
STEARNS WEAVER MILLER is a full service law firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Tallahassee and Coral Gables. Our Land Development, Zoning and Environmental Department is a statewide practice group focused primarily on the Florida marketplace. This focus enables us to understand Florida’s political, business and development trends at the state, regional and local government levels, and effectively represent and serve our clients throughout all regions of Florida. Our team provides our clients an array of legal and planning services related to transactions, land use entitlements, land development, and environmental matters, as well as governmental affairs representation and litigation related to those practice areas. We represent clients at federal, state, regional, and local levels on a broad range of environmental and land use issues involving wetlands, coastal development, greenfields, comprehensive plan amendments, protected species and habitat, property rights, water quality, brownfields, rezoning, contaminated sites, sovereign submerged lands, marinas/docking facilities, due diligence reviews, water use, developments of regional impact, toxic torts, utilities, stormwater management, beach nourishment, variances, platting, transfer of development rights, and climate change/coastal resilience. Our Department brings together land use, environmental, property rights, and litigation attorneys, in-house planners, and GIS mapping staff. We have strategically built our practice group to include attorneys and planners from many different professional disciplines, each providing unique assets for our clients. Our team includes attorneys previously serving as in-house counsel for corporations and industry groups, as well as attorneys and planners who formerly held high-level positions with major local governments and regional and state agencies – this diversity brings multiple perspectives to the table which enables creative problem solving, and results in practical advice to our clients. For additional information, please visit www.stearnsweaver.com.
AKERMAN LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard (2015).
CARLTON FIELDS has 400 lawyers and governmental consultants in 10 offices, including Atlanta, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The firm serves a mix of international, national, and local businesses, state and local public entities and individuals. Members of the firm’s Government Law and Consulting Practice Group have extensive experience in all areas of environmental, land use, and administrative law and governmental consulting at the local, state, and federal levels. The practice includes not only transactional work but also significant litigation. It also employs two AICP planners to assist its clients in land use matters including due diligence, permitting, zoning, code review, site plans, sector plans, DRIs, comprehensive plan amendments, condominiums and community associations and legislative advocacy. For more information, please visit www.carltonfields.com.
DEWBERRY is a multi-disciplined firm with a proven history of providing architecture, consulting, engineering, and management services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations, including 18 offices in Florida, and over 2,000 professionals nationwide. We remain a client-focused, family-owned business supporting our clients’ operations and enhancing community initiatives.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING & TECHNOLOGY, INC. (ECT) is an employee-owned, full-service environmental consulting firm offering a broad range of environmental, engineering, planning, and management services. The company is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, and has more than 170 employees based in eight Florida offices, eight Midwest offices, two North Carolina offices, and single offices in Massachusetts, and Tennessee. ECT provides multidisciplinary environmental consulting services throughout the United States, including siting, licensing, permitting, and remediation for projects ranging from less than 1 acre to more than 30,000 acres in size. www.ectinc.com
With approximately 900 attorneys in 20 offices, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. For 13 consecutive years, Foley has been recognized on the BTI Client Service A-Team, a client service survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel (2016 BTI Client Service A-Team survey, The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA). In addition, Foley received 27 national Tier 1 rankings in the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and was named to the InformationWeek 500 list for seven of the past eight years for technological innovation that enhances business value. Learn more at Foley.com.
GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP Greenberg Traurig’s environmental and land development practices comprise an integrated network of professionals in over 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including seven offices in Florida. Our team is nationally recognized for experience in a number of areas, including permitting, auditing and compliance, brownfield development and risk transfer, natural resources, Native American law, and a broad range of environmental, toxic tort, and government enforcement litigation (administrative, civil, and criminal). GT regularly assists clients with a broad variety of land development issues, including navigating the complexities of Florida’s growth management laws and policies. The firm’s environmental professionals work closely with the firm’s land development, real estate, corporate, energy, and other transactional lawyers and have significant experience in key industry sectors, including: mining, oil and gas, transportation, waste management, electricity generation, clean technology, pulp and paper, steel and other metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and real estate. GT’s results-oriented and practical approach to problem solving has led major national companies and other organizations to entrust the firm with their most challenging environmental and land development matters. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
GUNSTER ENVIRONMENTAL, LAND USE & PROPERTY RIGHTS PRACTICE guides clients through Florida’s complex environmental permitting and regulatory landscape and defends owner’s rights as necessary. The attorneys represent public and private entities, both national and international, who own, lease, develop, finance and manage properties throughout Florida and the United States, including agricultural, commercial, energy, industrial, residential, retail, and mixed-use properties. Gunster’s environmental practice brings together real estate, land use, environmental and property litigation attorneys, staff and in-house planners. Our lawyers include Florida Bar certified attorneys who provide counsel and representation before state and federal environmental agencies on all aspects of water resource permitting, water use and water supply, air quality and emissions, water quality permitting including NPDES, Everglades restoration matters, and issues related to state and federal administrative law. Gunster attorneys are regularly featured authors and speakers at seminars and conferences throughout Florida. Additionally, they are involved with related organizations including the American Water Resources Association, the American Water Works Association, Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Sections, the Florida Bar Property Rights Committee, the , the Florida Green Building Coalition and U.S. Green Building Council, the American Planning Association, ULI, NAIOP, and ICSC. www.gunster.com.
KLEINFELDER is an employee-owned environmental, architecture and engineering consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world’s complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. With over 50 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia, Kleinfelder employs over forty people in three Florida office locations: Mt. Dora, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Our offerings include a diverse set environmental engineering, planning, and permitting services that are key to mining, industrial, transportation, and commercial projects in Florida and the southeast. We have highly experienced professionals in wetland and wildlife regulation and conservation, all stages of project due diligence and environmental permitting, civil engineering design and permitting, water resources, geotechnical investigations, air permitting and testing, industrial hygiene and safety, and construction materials testing. Working as a team, our bright people will deliver the right solutions for clients. www.kleinfelder.com
LEWIS, LONGMAN & WALKER, P.A. We see ourselves as problem solvers. We are litigators and mediators. We are deal makers, not deal breakers. We know government. We know business. And, we pride ourselves on crafting solutions that work. For everyone. Doing so saves time and money. At LLW, we don’t believe that winning solutions for our clients means that someone else has to lose. We see things differently. For over 20 years, the attorneys at LLW have helped the individuals, businesses and governments that have shaped Florida’s future. We offer solutions to issues associated with complex local, state, and federal laws and regulations. We focus on the specific, technical and seemingly every-changing areas of Environmental, Land Use and Governmental Law. LLW is comprised of well-known and respected attorneys with the experience and skill to quickly resolve difficult legal challenges. We believe in building long-term attorney-client relationships based upon collaboration and solid performance. We are committed to responding to clients’ needs promptly and economically. Our offices are in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach. Wherever you are, we’re nearby. www.llw-law.com
NORTHSTAR CONTRACTING GROUP, INC (NorthStar) is a licensed State of Florida Professional Engineering and Construction firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida with service centers in Tallahassee, Orlando and West Palm Beach. We are an established and respected provider of professional civil and environmental engineering, construction and emergency response services focused on serving State and local municipal governments. For over 30 years, NorthStar has provided expertise and solutions to challenging regulatory, environmental and water resource issues that affect our clients. Our areas of specialization include: all phases of environmental site assessments; petroleum contamination assessments and remediation; storage tank assessments; construction management services; hazardous materials management, response and cleanup; brownfields coordination, funding management and implementation; contaminated site management and safety evaluations; land acquisition and natural resource management; environmental permitting; regulatory compliance; computer and GIS modeling; civil and water resource engineering; and, mold/lead and asbestos testing and abatement. Since 1997, we have provided these services for State of Florida municipalities, County agencies and State agencies including the Florida DEP, Florida DOT, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and all five of the State of Florida Water Management Districts. www.northstar.com.
SOUTHERN STRATEGY GROUP is a full-service lobbying firm that was established in Tallahassee almost 20 years ago. With offices throughout Florida in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Miami, the firm is the largest in the state and has been referred to as “the most powerful lobbying firm in Florida” by political reporters in the Sunshine State. Southern Strategy Group is the only firm in Florida with 26 lobbyists who have held the highest staff positions in state and local government. We understand how and why decisions are made at every level of Florida government and use that knowledge to the benefit of our clients. With our long history of service to some of the most recognizable businesses in the nation, Southern Strategy Group has the experience and expertise to assist clients in navigating the complexities of securing specific budget priorities, crafting strategies to achieve success in the passage or defeat of legislation, and engaging with the executive and regulatory agencies that are vital in the implementation of our clients’ goals. Additionally, the diversity of our team allows for subject matter expertise in areas such as economic development, environment, transportation, healthcare, insurance, local government, public safety and education. Whatever the issue or objective, our lobbying team can pool from our network for best practices and information. www.sostrategy.com
TERRACON is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials. Over its history, Terracon has achieved significant expansion through both internal growth and acquisitions. Terracon currently has more than 3,800 employees in 150 offices and 40 states nationwide. Additionally, we partner with our U.S. clients to serve their international needs. The firm’s success is further evidenced by a current ranking of 35 in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms, as compared to a ranking of 54 a decade ago. Terracon’s growth is due to dedicated employees who are responsive to clients, provide quality services, and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. Our environmental services include: site assessments and investigations; remedial design and implementation; Brownfields/site redevelopment; natural resources/wetlands delineation/mitigation; industrial hygiene/health and safety; asbestos/lead/mold/indoor air quality; regulatory compliance; environmental management systems; and solid waste planning and design. www.terracon.com.
WASTE MANAGEMENT, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
THE WETLANDSBANK COMPANY (TWC) is one of the nation’s most respected and successful mitigation bankers. TWC developed and sold out its wetland bank in Pembroke Pines, FL; the first credit transfers ever authorized by the Army Corps of Engineers. TWC has completed the transfer of the 2,778-acre Panther Island Mitigation Bank in Naples, FL to the Audubon of Florida’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, as the long term managers and is currently restoring an additional 1,841 acres that has been added to the existing bank project. Panther Island’s commitment to the environment has earned national and international recognition. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including the Panther Island Mitigation Bank, was named a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance, one of only 26 in the United States. It was the first time ever that a mitigation bank has received this honor. During 2015 TWC added Corkscrew Regional Mitigation Bank to its portfolio thus furthering its commitment to the Southwest Florida market. TWC has completed the first phase of construction on Blackwater Creek Mitigation Bank north of Orlando in the Wekiva Basin, and will complete the last phase of construction in 2018 at Legacy Farms Stream Bank in Georgia south of Atlanta. TWC has expanded into Mississippi by partnering with founders of Delta Mitigation Bank. TWC seeks partnerships with public or private entities to design, permit, develop, market, and operate mitigation banks, and also sells mitigation credits on behalf of entities, such as Broxton Rocks Mitigation Bank a stream and wetland bank also in Georgia and Panther Passage Conservation Bank, a Panther Habitat bank in Hendry County, Florida. Contact: David L. John, Chief Executive Officer & President, 10097 Cleary Blvd. Suite #303 Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 642-2461; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wetlandsbank.com
A-C-T ENVIRONMENTAL & INFRASTRUCTURE A-C-T is an established multi-disciplined professional environmental, engineering and field services firm with expertise in a range of areas, including environmental sciences, engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial services, infrastructure, waste management, health & safety and emergency response. A-C-T employs nearly 100 full-time, part-time and contract professionals from its offices in Bartow, Gainesville, Orlando, Naples and Ft. Lauderdale. The firm has been recognized as the Best Mid-Sized Environmental Firm to Work For – nationwide (by CE News) and is among Florida Trend’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (2010/11/12 AND 2013). For more information about A-C-T, visit www.a-c-t.com or like us on Facebook at A-C-T Environmental-Infrastructure.
ATKINS, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global, fully integrated professional services and project management company, and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin’s employees are proud to build what matters. Atkins, part of SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management business, is the largest sector within the company. We assist public and private clients with infrastructure, transportation and energy needs. Our approximately 50,000 employees speak 70 languages, represent some 130 nationalities and work from offices in over 50 countries. We are one of very few firms of our size with world-class expertise in financing and asset management, engineering, procurement, construction, training, and operations and maintenance. This is a key differentiator in our industry, and a powerful vehicle for delivering outstanding value to our stakeholders. atkinsglobal.com
BILZIN SUMBERG is a commercial law firm based in Florida. Our environmental attorneys provide innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental issues faced by Florida’s development and redevelopment community. As part of the firm’s Government Relations & Land Development practice group, the environmental team works closely with the Firm’s Corporate, Real Estate and Litigation practices to support all aspects of regulation, permitting and enforcement actions related to federal and state wetland regulations, brownfields redevelopment, stormwater management and permitting, marina permitting and operation, landfills, regulatory permitting, hazardous waste and land development. For more information, please visit www.bilzin.com.
BIO-TECH CONSULTING, INC. is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state and clients throughout Florida and the Southeast. Our team of scientists, planners and project managers works to guide all of our clients through successful permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. Services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to government facilities. With the expertise, equipment, knowledge and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through the increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes. Our mission is to help our clients maximize development opportunities, minimize timeframes and achieve ecologically sustainable solutions. To learn more, please visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.
BREEDLOVE, DENNIS & ASSOCIATES, INC. (BDA) is a professional environmental and natural resources consulting firm founded in 1976. Since its inception, BDA has established a reputation for solving the most difficult environmental problems through the application of scientific principles, knowledge of the regulations, and the ability to effectively communicate with regulators and clients. For over 40 years, BDA has applied its expertise in natural systems ecology to environmental consulting in: wetland delineation; wetland assessment and mitigation planning; environmental permitting; wildlife and plant surveys; Threatened and/or Endangered species surveys and regulatory agency coordination; habitat restoration; land management planning; water quality; aquatic ecology; litigation support and expert witness services.
BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC brings true partnership to our clients. We understand the service and partnership attributes our clients most value and have formalized a model for consistently achieving them. The firm has nearly 480 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in 17 cities in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Buchanan provides the full array of legal services to our business clients, and our environmental and land use attorneys provide representation to both public and private clients before state, federal, local and regional governmental entities. Areas of practice include wetlands, consumptive use and coastal construction permitting, comprehensive plan, zoning and DRI and sector plan approvals, community development districts, underground storage tanks, indoor air quality and solid and hazardous waste, involving all state and federal environmental regulatory agencies and the Florida Legislature. www.bipc.com
BUREAU VERITAS is excited to be returning as a sponsor, exhibitor and presenter at the 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School. Bureau Veritas has been serving clients in Florida for over 30 years. With breadth and depth of capabilities in all three pillars of Health, Safety and Environment we build teams to create holistic solutions and work to ensure projects are executed in alignment with our clients’ budgets, schedules and goals. We perform this with the belief and practice that HSE is a vital part of every organization’s operational success. As the only HSE consulting firm with globally certified management systems to Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety standards; the culture of quality and continuous improvement is embedded in everything we do at Bureau Veritas.
CSA OCEAN SCIENCES INC. (CSA), founded in 1970, is a marine environmental consulting firm that specializes in multidisciplinary projects concerning potential environmental impacts of activities in coastal and marine ecosystems and offers a wide variety of desktop and field survey services to support our clients worldwide. CSA’s programmatic approach provides our clients with objective data collected in the field and through desktop-based scientific research while maintaining an appreciation for the environmental, legal, and political sensitivities frequently associated with controversial marine and coastal projects. This approach has resulted in positive industry recognition and the award of thousands of studies for more than 600 clients, including engineering firms; port authorities; dredging companies; oil and gas companies and service providers; utility companies; land developers; law firms; telecommunication companies; and local, state, federal, and international government agencies. Our 48-year corporate track record has resulted in a reputation of reliable technical performance, unbiased analyses, and scientific integrity. Utilizing the extensive knowledge of our personnel in addition to the techniques, facilities, equipment, and business considerations of applied sciences and technologies, CSA is staffed and equipped to offer a complete range of services for projects in offshore, nearshore, estuarine, wetland, and freshwater environments. www.csaocean.com.
DEAN MEAD is a business law firm with 60 attorneys in five offices across Florida including Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, Fort Pierce and Viera. Dean Mead serves clients by providing strategic solutions at the federal, state and local levels, and through extensive experience in numerous practice areas including: tax, estate and succession planning, business law, general commercial litigation, labor & employment, real estate, land use, zoning and permitting, agribusiness, government relations and lobbying, regulatory compliance, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, immigration, and eminent domain. Additionally, Dean Mead’s Water Law Practice includes a seasoned team of attorneys with decades of experience in water resource management, protection, procurement, and planning. The team includes water resource and environmental litigators, counsel with decades of experience in rule development and rule challenges, administrative lawyers in several offices – including Tallahassee – and hands-on familiarity and experience with each of Florida’s five water management districts. The firm’s current clients own well over 1,000,000 acres throughout the state of Florida, and their combined agribusiness and water resource protection experience is unique among Florida’s law firms. For more information, please call (877) 363-8992 or visit www.deanmead.com.
DE LA PARTE & GILBERT, PA is based in downtown Tampa. Our law firm was founded in 1975 and has been involved in shaping much of the law that affects Florida’s environmental, health, social services and governmental policies. Our firm serves a diverse portfolio of state, national and international clients. While our lawyers practice in over 20 areas of law, we focus primarily on Business Transactions, Environmental and Land Use Law, Government, Health Law, and Civil Litigation. We recruit and retain highly skilled, sophisticated lawyers who are rated among the best in the profession. de la Parte & Gilbert as a firm is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and several of our attorneys are Florida Bar board certified. For more information, please contact us at (813) 229-2775 or visit our website at www.dgfirm.com.
ESA is an environmental consulting and planning firm committed to the principles of sustainability. We specialize in environmental planning, scientific technical studies and investigations, environmental assessments, cultural resource services, ecosystem restoration and mitigation design, climate change solutions, and regulatory permitting and compliance. With diverse practice groups and multiple offices nationwide, ESA’s nimble, multidisciplinary teams provide world class expertise to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to our clients. To learn more about ESA, visit our website at www.esassoc.com.
ERIN L. DEADY, P.A., is a Florida based firm representing clients statewide from the panhandle to the Florida Keys primarily in the area of environmental and governmental law. Its attorneys have assisted clients at federal, state, regional, and local levels in the private and public sector in all areas of environmental and land use law. Our attorneys work on projects and matters such as Gulf Restoration, sustainability, climate change preparedness and resiliency, energy, public finance, special districts, legislative matters, NEPA, water use and regulation, litigation matters, comprehensive planning, land use and zoning and land development regulations. The firm maintains an active practice in seeking, managing and securing governmental grants and unique special assessments. www.erindeadylaw.com.
E SCIENCES, INCORPORATED, excels at providing engineering, environmental and ecological consulting services to clients in both the public and private sectors. From our offices in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and DeLand, our staff has successfully executed projects throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States. Our services include stormwater engineering, environmental permitting, wetland assessment, threatened and endangered species assessments, arborist consulting services, land management and restoration, mitigation, environmental assessments, contamination and remediation, water resource services, NPDES consulting, TMDL consulting, and Brownfield and urban revitalization planning. www.esciencesinc.com
FLATWOODS CONSULTING GROUP INC (Flatwoods) is a Florida-based Small Business Enterprise (SBE) specializing in assisting our clients with the complex regulations associated with natural resources. Our goal is to provide the highest quality consultation to our clients in a cost-effective manner. We accomplish this through honest and consistent personal contact and by putting the long-term needs of our clients and staff members before short-term corporate gain. We strive to attract and retain both clients and staff for the duration of their careers, not just for the duration of a project. Our team of highly qualified scientists and professionals has advanced degrees, professional certifications, and project experience related to many aspects of upland, wetland, and benthic ecology, wildlife surveys, and various types of ecological monitoring, permitting, and mitigation. Flatwoods’ staff members have served clients in the southeastern United States for over fifteen years. Our comprehensive technical approach, in-depth understanding of ecology, and regulatory experience result in invaluable project solutions for our clients. Flatwoods has experience in successfully addressing the complex environmental and regulatory challenges associated with transportation and utilities, mining, agriculture, and municipal projects as well as industrial, commercial, residential, and multi-use developments. www.flatwoodsconsulting.com.
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY’S EVERGLADES MITIGATION BANK (EMB) is a wetland restoration project which services Miami-Dade, Broward and the southern portion of Palm Beach County. The 13,249-acre project is located in southern Miami-Dade County and is home to several unique ecosystems supporting 46 protected species of plant and animal life. With its large size and unique location, Everglades Mitigation Bank is a major contributor to a seamless corridor between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. The EMB is owned and operated by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) which is one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States and the largest electric utility in Florida, serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts in nearly half of the state. A clean energy leader, FPL is the largest generator of solar energy in Florida and operates fourteen large-scale solar energy centers and has one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL has earned a reputation as a leader in the protection of natural resources, habitat and threatened and endangered species through various programs such as progressive water management, protecting and monitoring sea turtles and protecting manatees and enhancing habitats for the American crocodile and Florida scrub jay. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), North America’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information, visit https://www.fpl.com/environment/wildlife/mitigation-bank.html .
GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Our engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, and other technical and project staff specialize in the areas of environmental studies and cleanup; infrastructure assessment, engineering, and design; environmental, health, and safety management; natural resources assessment and restoration; and structural extreme load analyses, fluid dynamics, and risk mitigation services. Our firm’s practitioners deliver advanced solutions throughout the United States and at select locations in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Geosyntec was founded in Florida, where the firm maintains nine offices, including its corporate operations team. Most of Geosyntec’s Florida practitioners have spent the majority of their career in the state. They have provided strategic counsel to officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP); Region IV of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA); the Florida water management districts; and the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), among many others. www.geosyntec.com
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. GHD has earned a reputation for excellence in site assessment and remediation, compliance, environmental impact assessment, permitting, waste management, emergency response, stakeholder engagement, water resources, and natural resource management. Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. www.ghd.com
GOLDER is a premier global consulting firm specializing in ground engineering and environmental sciences. Golder professionals take the time to build an understanding of client needs and the specific environments in which they operate. Our staff of skilled engineers, geologists, scientists and project managers work collaboratively between offices to provide multi-disciplinary services in the manufacturing, power, oil and gas, urban development and infrastructure, mining and waste management industries. Golder’s Florida Operations consists of three locations in Jacksonville, Tampa and Gainesville with nearly 90 professionals offering diverse consulting services including: facility siting and permitting; environmental resource evaluation and permitting; remediation services; geotechnical engineering; solid waste permitting and design; air and water permitting; EH&S and industrial hygiene regulatory compliance; and construction management services. http://www.golder.com
THE GOLDSTEIN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FIRM, P.A., is a boutique, environmental-only practice focusing on Brownfields reuse, economic incentives, legal liability management, and contaminated site investigation and cleanup. The Firm also provides environmental support to law firms, engineers, geologists, and consultants throughout Florida in connection with due diligence investigations, negotiation of regulatory agreements, and support of real estate transactions and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Areas of special emphasis include redevelopment of former gas stations, landfills, golf courses, nurseries, automotive dealerships, and agricultural sites and representation of big box retailers, affordable and workforce housing developers, lending institutions, and local governments. www.goldsteinenvlaw.com.
HEPACO, LLC is a high-quality environmental contracting firm dedicated to excellence in environmental cleanup. HEPACO was founded in 1984 and has evolved, through carefully controlled diversification, into a full-service environmental remediation company. We serve a broad range of customers including power/utility, chemical, banking, manufacturing, legal, real estate, transportation, government entities, and other waste management and institutional firms. Our specific experience centers around five primary areas: Environmental Remediation; Industrial Maintenance; Hazardous Waste Management; Emergency Response & Abatement Services. www.hepaco.com
For 35 years, the consulting engineers at HRP have worked together with our clients to assure that they move their environment forward. Our job is to minimize the environmental risks associated with our client’s projects and help them reach their intended business goals. HRP is a multidisciplinary environmental and civil engineering consulting firm, with nine offices throughout the U.S. Our engineers and geologists listen carefully and implement new ideas and processes that are flexible, effective and sustainable. Our collaborative business approach means that our clients are always fully involved and informed through the development and completion of their project. We are sure that you, like our current clients, will find that this partnership approach provides your company with the unsurpassed level of service and integrity that you expect.
HSW ENGINEERING, INC. is an integrated earth science and engineering firm providing proactive, innovative, and cost-effective solutions for Environmental, Water Resources and Civil/Land Development projects. HSW provides a unique blend of expertise in engineering design, construction management, environmental compliance, permit acquisition and knowledge of state and federal regulations. HSW has acquired a national reputation for using innovative and streamlined approaches to assess and resolve a broad range of complex engineering and environmental concerns. To learn more about HSW, please visit www.hsweng.com.
JOHNSON, MIRMIRAN & THOMPSON Founded in 1971, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is a 100% employee-owned firm that provides a full range of multidisciplined engineering, environmental, architectural, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. Our staff of more than 1,600 professionals — engineers, architects, environmental scientists, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, construction and program managers, inspectors, designers, CADD technicians, and GIS and Information Technology specialists — is dedicated to the highest-quality project performance. Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently ranked JMT among the Top 500 Design Firms (#57) and Top 20 Transportation Firms (#15). JMT maintains several offices throughout Florida, with primary locations in Lake Mary/Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa. Our Natural & Cultural Resources division — consisting of environmental scientists, NEPA specialists, water resource and coastal engineers, archaeologists, architectural historians, GIS professionals, and compliance specialists — provides guidance to clients for a wide variety of environmental, ecological, biological, and historical contexts. For more information, please contact Doug Skurski, MS, PWS at 407-562-4964, by email at email@example.com, or visit our website, www.jmt.com.
KYRA SOLUTIONS Founded in 1997, Kyra Solutions has emerged as one of the leading information technology service providers to the State of Florida. This includes more than 12 years of experience helping Florida Government Agencies in implementing electronic permitting, inspection and compliance systems. With a key office in Tallahassee, and headquartered in Lakeland, the firm has successfully completed, on-time and within-budget, numerous fixed-price and fixed-deliverable projects. A number of these projects and IT systems have been implemented with the various Water Management Districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since 2001, Kyra’s only focus is to serve the State of Florida and that focus will remain for the foreseeable future. Our 130+ strong team of associates that include a core team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Architects, are always ready to bring value to our clients. Kyra is thankful to our employees and clients for helping our company achieve the following awards and recognitions: Florida’s Best Companies to Work for 2014 and 2015, by Florida Trend Magazine; Awarded Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2007, 2008, and 2009; Awarded Greater Tampa Bay’s Fast 50 Companies for 2007, 2008, and 2009; Kyra’s implemented, E-Permitting system, for South Florida Water Management District’s was awarded Project Management Institute’s (South Florida Chapter) Best Project Planning and Execution Award in 2008; Kyra’s implemented AirCom, Air Inspection and Compliance system for FDEP, received a National Award by the AAPCA (Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies); Florida Water Star Certification Award; PMI Registered Consultant Program (RCP) – First firm to achieve this recognition in Florida; and Florida TaxWatch recognized a Kyra Project (FL-SOLARIS) for improved Government efficiency. www.kyrasolutions.com.
LANGAN provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios, and the oil and gas industry. Our clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies around the world. Founded in 1970, Langan employs more than 1,000 professionals in its Parsippany, NJ headquarters and among 29 regional offices including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa, Florida.
MILLER LEGG is a 53-year-old award-winning consulting firm that brings together the elements of engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban design, surveying , environmental wetlands consulting and geographic information systems services. The firm works successfully to improve communities and create environments for a variety of clients. Client sectors include transportation, municipal and county government, healthcare, education, federal and international. This offers our clients a firm of seasoned professionals who are leaders in the Florida consulting industry. Miller Legg prides itself on its team approach to the interdisciplinary needs unique to the project and client. We provide responsive, personalized, quality service to value-conscious private clients and select government agencies, who desire the very best in planning and design. The firm has locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Port St. Lucie. www.millerlegg.com
MITIGATION MARKETING Founded in 1998, was the first company of its kind in Florida, and today remains the largest firm specializing in marketing support for mitigation banks. Known throughout the nation as a leader in the mitigation banking industry, Mitigation Marketing has developed a systematic approach to the marketing and sales of mitigation credits and focuses on service at every level. We provide a one-stop shop for consultants, developers and local and state government entities that are seeking mitigation within the State. Using this approach, Mitigation Marketing has created the largest inventory of released mitigation credits in the state of Florida.
At Mitigation Marketing, we oversee the sale of credits for 25 permitted mitigation and conservation banks permitted by the State of Florida, US Army Corps of Engineers, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition, we cultivate alliances for future mitigation bank management and development opportunities. Mitigation Banks use the landscape approach to protect largescale wildlife corridors, clean water, clean air, and scenic open space. These protected lands will be perpetually managed and are overseen by the state and federal regulators. Each Bank was created to provide compensation for applicable impacts to wetlands and wildlife habitat, in response to both state and federal regulations. At Mitigation Marketing, we act as the link between the environmental agencies and the development industry.
OERTEL, FERNANDEZ, BRYANT & ATKINSON, P.A. The law firm of Oertel, Fernandez, Bryant, & Atkinson, PA, has been providing high-quality legal services in the areas of Environmental, Land Use, Regulatory, Governmental, and Licensing Law to clients throughout Florida for more than 30 years. The firm represents clients in the private and public sectors in state and federal courts, and before federal, state, and local agencies. The firm’s regulatory practice includes water resources, water and air permitting, wetland permitting, mining, submerged lands, growth management, zoning, utilities and energy law, health care law, labor law, and professional licensing matters. The firm routinely assists clients with issues involving competitive bidding, bid protests, eminent domain, corporate law, construction law, lien law, employment disputes, and non-competition agreements. The firm also lobbies on behalf clients before the executive and legislative branches of the State of Florida. In order to attain our client’s goals, we have developed and fostered good working relationships built on trust with many regulatory agencies, including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corps of Engineers, Florida’s five Water Management Districts, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department of Health, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Public Service Commission, and the Florida Department of Transportation. The firm is “AV” rated by the national Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. The “AV” rating is the highest designation attainable and is based on a firm’s professional qualifications, reputation, and ethics. www.ohfc.com. The firm has also been recognized by Chambers Best for Business as one of the top law firms in Florida for environmental matters. Individual members of the firm have been recognized by the Florida Trend Magazine as “Legal Elite” (Segundo J. Fernandez, Timothy P. Atkinson, and Sidney C. Bigham III), by Chambers Best for Business (Kenneth Oertel and Segundo J. Fernandez), and by Super Lawyers (Kenneth Oertel, Segundo J. Fernandez, and Timothy Perry). www.ohfc.com.
PASSARELLA & ASSOCIATES, INC. is a full-service ecological and environmental consulting firm that has built its reputation on the skillful application of science and sound ecological principles. For over 20 years, our dedicated team of ecologists, biologists, environmental consultants, GIS analysts and support staff members have developed a thorough understanding of permitting, agency requirements and regulations, as well as an appreciation of the intricacies and nuances of our environment. Passarella & Associates expertly creates the perfect balance of progress and nature. With offices in Florida and South Carolina, we provide environmental and GIS consulting services throughout the southeast, specializing in wetland delineations and permitting, wetland mitigation design and monitoring, and protected species services including assessments, permitting, relocation, and habitat management. Our GIS division offers custom mapping, GIS data collection and production, database services, geospatial analysis, and GIS web applications. To learn more about Passarella & Associates, please visit our website at www.passarella.net.
SCS is an employee-owned environmental consulting and construction firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. SCS is a full service provider serving public and private clients across the nation and around the world. Our Florida offices have been providing environmental services throughout Florida since 1985 and currently are located in Boca Raton, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. We study challenges and design solutions; we remediate, build and operate environmental and energy projects and systems; and we monitor a wide range of environmental control systems. Our core capabilities are: solid and hazardous waste management, landfill gas, site remediation, renewable energy, and regulatory compliance for air, water, and soil. We remain at the forefront applying new processes and technologies to improve environmental compliance, reduce project risk, and provide our clients the ability to foresee and adapt business to environmental, social, economic and regulatory change. Continuous improvement, our in-the-field experience, and our deep involvement in the industries we serve help us deliver smart and simple solutions that work. www.scsengineers.com
S&ME is an award-winning design-build engineering and environmental services firm employing 1,100 professional and support staff with 36 offices in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The company was founded in 1973. Its principal service lines are geotechnical engineering; construction materials engineering and testing; environmental services, occupational health and safety, water resources and solid waste engineering, and natural resources and cultural resources. S&ME has won more than 70 Engineering Excellence Awards from state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The firm is annually ranked in Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms and Top 200 Environmental Firms. S&ME’s markets include education, federal/military, healthcare, Brownfields redevelopment, industrial, petroleum retailers, ports and terminals, power, residential, retail/commercial, insurance, solid waste and transportation. The company is employee owned and stresses an unconditional commitment to safety and to engineering integrity. Learn more at www.smeinc.com.
SOUTHERN WASTE INFORMATION EXCHANGE (SWIX) operates as a cooperative effort between the Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida State University. SWIX serves as a non-profit clearinghouse and repository for business concerning information on solid and hazardous waste management alternatives; pollution prevention approaches; market development for recyclable materials in Florida; recycled projects which are available to Florida markets; the availability of and demand for waste materials; waste management services and products; and regulatory information related to solid and hazardous waste management. www.swixusa.org.
STANTEC We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients’ needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social media.
TETRA TECH, INC., established in 1966, is a full service engineering consulting firm. We offer proven experience and demonstrated expertise in Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater Management, Survey, Mapping, GIS, Aviation, Transportation, Permitting and Construction Services. Tetra Tech has designed, permitted and constructed several large well fields and brackish groundwater reverse osmosis water treatment plants in Florida. Our award winning team has been recognized for innovation and dedication over the years, and we bring that perspective to each new project. Engineering News Record (ENR) has ranked Tetra Tech No. 1 in Water Treatment and Desalination, and No. 8 for Engineering Design Services. For more information, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com
TRINITY CONSULTANTS For over 40 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted organizations with environmental permitting and compliance challenges, specializing in air quality issues (experts in air permitting and the go-to firm for dispersion modeling). Trinity places a great emphasis on hiring and developing the most talented environmental professionals to deliver accurate, thorough, and consistent compliance assistance. Our network of environmental experts spans North America and includes teams in China, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. With such a broad footprint, Trinity is able to serve a variety of clients with robust solutions based on the international forefront of environmental permitting and compliance strategy. By maintaining local offices in Florida with staff intimately engaged with DEP in Tallahassee, each district, and all local agencies, Trinity can combine national experience with local insight and relationships. Trinity provides innovative, cost effective solutions in the areas of air permitting and regulatory compliance, sustainability and environmental management, greenhouse gas reporting and strategy, air dispersion modeling, EH&S auditing, toxicology & industrial hygiene, and EH&S information management. Trinity also provides extensive professional training on environmental topics, environmental modeling software, and environmental staffing services. www.TrinityConsultants.com
UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES, INC. Fifty-two years ago, Seymour “Sy” Israel embarked on a one-man venture to start an engineering business that would eventually become Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (Universal). Today, Universal has grown into a 600+ person, 18 branch, $60 million a year operation. Although our operations are primarily in the Southeast, Universal has been named a National Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record every year since 1985. We are proud to have the distinction of being the largest family-owned firm of our kind in the United States. Universal has become a reliable, cost-effective resource for clients nationwide looking to enhance the consistency of the plans review, inspection and code compliance responsibilities. Our staff provides geotechnical engineering, environmental sciences, construction materials testing, and threshold inspection solutions for both county and municipal governments, builder groups and developers. We take a proactive approach with solutions developed for each client, which allows for the most accommodating and responsive service package available in our industry. Universal provides sound, client-focused solutions for real estate related environmental liabilities and regulatory compliance issues. We offer comprehensive integrated services, extensive technical expertise, and a long-standing reputation for excellence and integrity. As a well established and growing firm, Universal has the experience necessary to perform consistent, high-quality work. We offer a diverse range of environmental services to help our clients maintain compliance and achieve their goals. Universal’s environmental services staff includes professional geologists, environmental engineers, environmental scientists and biologists with the focus of being a solution provider that can assist you in managing your environmental liabilities and risks. Many of our technical consultants are cross trained in the services that Universal provides, which allows us to develop innovative and economical solutions for regulatory compliance in any industry. As a recognized regional leader in environmental consulting services, Universal has the technical team to protect your assets and promote the sustainability of your business. To learn more about Universal, visit our website at www.universalengineering.com.
VANASSE HANGEN BRUSTLIN, INC. (VHB) has served Florida for over 35 years providing comprehensive and integrated services to public and private clients. From planning and design for new communities to water quality monitoring to designing and handling complex environmental permitting, VHB helps clients find the best planning, design and engineering solutions which benefit communities, respect our fragile ecosystems, and contribute positively to economic development. VHB is a Charter Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), the developer of the Envision Rating System, a tool that measures and facilitates the achievement of social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals through capital improvement projects. VHB staff serve on ISI’s key committees and over 100 VHB staff have earned the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV-SP) credential. VHB has 1,350 staff in 24 offices, with Florida offices in Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. www.vhb.com
WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES (WES) creates mitigation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. A division of The Westervelt Company, a private land resource organization founded in 1884 and headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the established industry leaders at WES excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, and to-date have created a nationwide habitat mitigation company consisting of 18 approved mitigation and conservation banks located in four states. Celebrating its tenth business anniversary in 2016, WES will also expand this year into the Rocky Mountain region, establishing its third regional office and staff in Englewood, Colorado. Other WES regional offices are located in Sacramento, California, and Auburn, Alabama. For additional information please visit www.wesmitigation.com
WOOD ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com
BAKER DONELSON is the 55th largest law firm in the U.S., with a team of more than 750 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, located in 22 offices in 10 states and the District of Columbia, including offices in Tallahassee, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Baker Donelson team members are prepared to serve virtually any legal and policy need, including real estate, environmental, land use, and administrative law. We provide our clients a global network of local counsel and other professionals, and have helped our clients take advantage of opportunities in more than 90 countries spanning six continents. Visit our web site at www.bakerdonelson.com. Ralph A. DeMeo is a Shareholder in the Tallahassee office of Baker Donelson. Ralph has been practicing environmental and land use law for over 33 years in the State of Florida and the U.S., and represents corporate, individual, and local government clients in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local agencies. Contact Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BERGER SINGERMAN is Florida’s business law firm, with offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tallahassee. We are proud of our talented team of forward-thinking attorneys who are passionate, creative problem-solvers, and leverage a collaborative, team-based approach to give clients a competitive edge. Berger Singerman attorneys are widely respected and recognized for their exceptional work both in the courtroom and the boardroom. Our environmental and land use attorneys routinely assist clients with the full range of issues faced by industry and the regulated community, as well as with the financing, development, cleanup and sale of real property. These attorneys afford our clients the benefit of their experience and favorable relationships in working with federal, state, regional, and local agencies in a variety of capacities, including negotiation and litigation in the areas of permitting, enforcement and rulemaking. Our environmental team includes Dan Thompson, former Deputy Secretary and former General Counsel for the Florida DEP, and Sam Poole, former Executive Director of SFWMD. We welcome two new partners who recently joined this practice area: Floyd Self, who focuses on the energy sector and routinely appears before the Public Service Commission, local governments, and the courts, and Angela Morrison, who has practiced environmental law in Florida for more than twenty-five years. For more information about the firm or our team members, please visit www.bergersingerman.com or access our Doing Business in Florida resource www.flabusinesslaw.com.
For more than seven decades, BROAD AND CASSELL has played an integral role in shaping Florida’s landscape. Serving clients worldwide from 10 offices throughout Florida, our approach is simple: serve not only as problem solvers but also trusted advisors. In short, our 170 attorneys provide legal counsel and support to our clients in over 27 areas of law and more than 25 industries. From real estate developers and construction companies to health-care providers and Fortune 500 companies, our attorneys tailor their approach to the individual needs of each client from the smallest details, including client interests and issues, to the bigger picture—the nation’s economy and its ever-changing statutes and laws. Our Land Use and Environmental Law Practice Group is known for its substantive legal expertise and decades of experience in environmental and land use law at the federal, state and local levels before the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The firm’s attorneys are available to represent any property or business owner in a multitude of areas of real estate development, environmental and land use involving environmental and issues associated with the acquisition, entitlement, development, operation and disposition of real estate assets, including administrative, civil and appellate litigation. The firm and its attorneys have been continually recognized on a statewide and national level. Recent honors include recognition as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® (2017), a Leading Florida Law Firm by Chambers USA (2016), and a Leading Real Estate Law Firm by Multi-Housing News (2016), among others. www.broadandcassel.com
COASTAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC., is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm that has been delivering creative solutions for coastal, marine, and waterfront projects to public and private clients for over 20 years. Coastal Systems successfully implements complex projects throughout Florida and the Caribbean from offices in Coral Gables, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee, Florida. Coastal Systems is known for taking a strategic, comprehensive approach toward project solutions with a focus on innovation, quality, and value. Coastal Systems provides a full suite of services including project management; due diligence; regulatory compliance, strategy, and permitting; coastal, civil, and marine structural engineering; coastal resilience design; oceanographic surveying including single/multibeam surveys and resource mapping, high resolution aerial mapping using active and passive sensors; environmental impact assessments; economic analyses; and construction administration. www.coastalsystemsint.com
Headquartered in Orlando since 1977, DRMP, Inc. is a privately-held, employee-owned, multi-discipline civil engineering and surveying firm that develops innovative design solutions for infrastructure development in the public, private and industrial sectors. With 16 offices throughout the southeastern United States and 400 employees strong, DRMP specializes in civil engineering, surveying, planning, environmental sciences and construction inspection services. DRMP’s ecological experts work as a liaison between our clients and government regulatory agencies to formulate acceptable alternatives that effectively minimize impacts to natural resources. By collaborating early in the project’s process, our staff gains an understanding of our clients’ objectives to implement a customized project approach. Today, DRMP is ranked among Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” in the United States. For more information, please visit www.drmp.com.
DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA owns and operates a diverse generation mix, including natural gas, coal and renewables, providing about 9,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.8 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area. Duke Energy Florida is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The company’s Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S. A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at http://duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
EDGEWATER RESOURCES, with locations in Florida and Michigan, is a leader in sustainable marina and waterfront design and development. Utilizing a unique collaborative approach, Edgewater Resources creates mixed-use developments that are beautiful, functional, and financially feasible by bringing together a team of professionals in architecture, civil and marina engineering, landscape architecture, environmental science, survey, real estate development and finance. As a design and development firm, our team members collaborate on every aspect of projects going beyond imagining what a project could be and developing plans that can actually be financed and built. Whether working around Florida, the Great Lakes, or around the World, the innovative team at Edgewater Resources recognizes that waterfronts work best when they’re fully integrated into the communities they serve. Our triple bottom line approach to sustainability ensures that projects are environmentally sound, aspirational in vision, and financially sustainable in execution. As Director of Environmental Sciences at Edgewater’s Florida office, Ms. Penny Cutt applies her substantial experience in the fields of environmental monitoring, assessment, planning, and regulatory permitting to support the firms’ commitment to sustainability on all Edgewater projects. She utilizes her project management experience to ensure timeliness and accuracy of deliverables for projects being handled in our Florida office. Prior to joining the private sector in 2007, Ms. Cutt worked as a regulator for County, State, and Federal government agencies including, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District; South Florida Water Management District; and Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management. Ms. Cutt’s additional responsibilities as a Senior Associate include staffing projects and assuring that the clients’ goals and needs are met. She works closely with principals Ronald Schults, P.E. and Greg Weykamp, ASLA, LEED AP, BD+C to develop business and marketing strategies throughout the Southeast USA and Caribbean Markets. www.edgewaterresources.com
GRAYROBINSON, P.A. is a full-service corporate law firm with 300 attorneys and consultants throughout 14 offices across Florida. We provide legal services for Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals across Florida, the nation and the world. At GrayRobinson, we offer not only breadth across a great many legal specialties, but depth and proficiency in each one as well. We have invented a better brand of law firm, counting creativity as a hallmark characteristic and insisting on ingenuity and innovation. At GrayRobinson, there is no such thing as “business as usual.” We are one of Florida’s fastest-growing law firms and are proud to be on the forefront of emerging legal issues. Our strength is built upon the collective histories of our offices across the state. Our roots run deep in each community we serve. As we have expanded across Florida, we have added to the foundations laid by prestigious law firms in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. www.gray-robinson.com.
Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED, P.A., is a multi-practice business law firm. While we represent corporate, entrepreneurial and individual clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, from offices in Orlando, Melbourne, and Mount Dora, our deep-rooted involvement in the real estate industry remains an integral component of the firm, with a strong focus on governmental approvals and land use, as well as environmental matters. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell peer review, the firm is a founding member of Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms offering local insight, local rates and world-class service. LOCAL ROOTS. BROAD REACH. SM www.lowndes-law.com
MECHANIK NUCCIO HEARNE & WESTER provides a full range of legal services related to real estate and business with special emphasis on transactions and governmental relations. The firm provides services to clients involved in complex real estate transactions and the development of real property, including Development of Regional Impact review, plan amendments, rezoning, permitting, historic preservation, wetlands, transportation and threatened and endangered species. The firm’s environmental practice includes site assessments and compliance audits, brownfields, enforcement defense, wetlands and protected species, Superfund and RCRA, storage tank and dry cleaner site regulation, remediation and reimbursement, solid and hazardous waste, and air and water emissions. www.floridalandlaw.com.
M. J. NICHOLS & ASSOCIATES, LLC is one of the most respected and successful environmental and natural resource consulting services firms in south Florida providing quality solutions to the most challenging environmental issues facing land development projects. We are environmental problem solvers with the expertise and experience to custom fit the solution to the job. Through innovative approaches to regulatory obstacles combined with an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework and south Florida geography, we consistently provide efficient outcomes that effectively reduce our clients’ exposure, both in terms of time and money. Talk to us about your development project. See what we can do for you – visit http://www.mjnicholsLLC.com
MOFFATT & NICHOL is a leading global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our rivers, harbors and coastlines, and an innovator in transportation solutions associated with the movement of freight. With 34 office locations throughout the Pacific Rim, North America, Latin America, and Europe, Moffatt & Nichol provides clients worldwide customized service and a level of excellence in several primary practice areas – marine terminals; coasts, water, and the environment; waterfronts and marinas; transportation; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy. These expertise are complemented by an in-house commercial consulting group with maritime and logistics analysts specializing in the acquisition and merger of marine infrastructure assets and intermodal transportation systems. For more information about the firm, please visit www.moffattnichol.com.
THE MOSAIC COMPANY (NYSE: MOS) is the world’s leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. We employ nearly 9,000 people in six countries and participate in every aspect of crop nutrition development.We mine phosphate rock from nearly 200,000 acres of Mosaic-owned land in Central Florida, and we mine potash from four mines in North America, primarily in Saskatchewan. Our products are processed into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to our customers in the major agricultural centers of the world.
THE NASON YEAGER LAW FIRM was founded in 1960 and is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. The Firm offers a broad range of strategic legal counsel to clients throughout the State of Florida and Nationwide. Our attorneys are highly experienced in a variety of disciplines including environmental, land use, water, real estate, administrative, health-care, banking, governmental, securities, and taxation law. Nason Yeager provides complex civil and appellate litigation services in all administrative, state and federal courts. Throughout its 50-year history, Nason Yeager serves a diverse client base with a Florida focus with strategies designed to be both efficient and effective. www.nasonyeager.com.
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP is a premier global law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser for multinational businesses, with more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley’s Environmental practice consists of more than 30 lawyers who are recognized for their success in handling the most complicated matters in environmental and natural resources laws. Our lawyers have handled virtually every kind of environmental challenge, from complex air, water, waste and climate change-related litigation and compliance matters to the environmental aspects of multijurisdictional business transactions. We advise boards of directors, CEOs and general counsels, and participate in major domestic and international environmental legislative and regulatory initiatives. The firm also works with clients to develop systems to identify and manage environmental, product supply chain and natural resource issues before liabilities develop. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.
SMOLKER BARTLETT SCHLOSSER LOEB & HINDS, P.A. As buying, selling and developing real estate becomes more and more complex, so does the need for solid, practical legal advice from a knowledgeable and experienced source. The attorneys at Smolker Bartlett Schlosser Loeb & Hinds, P.A. focus on addressing all our clients’ property law issues and needs, including real estate transactions, land use and environmental permitting, natural resources law, submerged land rights, water use, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property tax appeals, title insurance and administrative, civil trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court. Our passion is to efficiently and effectively solve our clients’ legal problems while adding value to their enterprises. Contact us for a preliminary consultation as (813) 223-3888 or visit us online at www.smolkerbartlett.com.
WIREGRASS ECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES (WEA) is a natural resources consulting firm committed to providing integrated solutions to complex environmental and ecological issues for our clients and customers. We specialize in project management of environmental evaluations, planning, permitting, management, and monitoring services for a variety of industries and market sector clients. WEA’s technical service offerings reflect our multidisciplinary expertise and experience in biodiversity and conservation, threatened and endangered species, wildlife and fisheries, habitat enhancement and restoration, regulatory permitting and compliance, and geospatial technologies (including unmanned aerial systems [UAS]). We work closely with our clients to offer cost-effective and innovative solutions based on the objectives and constraints unique to each project. Our commitment to client and customer service exceeds industry standards and is exhibited through the expertise, experience, and responsiveness of our staff. www.wiregrassecological.com
WSOURCE was formed in 2008 to provide comprehensive storm water management consulting, compliance inspections, and a cloud-based storm water management compliance system (LiveSWPPP™) for ports, shipyards, airports, and their tenants. WSource has evolved to provide a broad range of environmental consulting services, helping our clients understand their environmental risks and responsibilities and, by taking timely and appropriate actions, avoid complex and expensive corrective actions. We work closely with our clients and their outside legal, engineering, and scientific consultants in every phase of development – from due diligence and entitlement to construction, operation, and maintenance. Our depth of regulatory knowledge and level of insight into the policy decisions of the executive and legislative branches of government provides our clients with a distinct advantage when cost-effective and timely solutions are needed. For additional information, please visit www.WSourceGroup.com.