Thomas R. Philpot

Thomas counsels clients on matters of community development and local government, primarily in the establishment, financing, maintenance, and operation of special districts. Previously, Thomas has maintained a diverse practice, representing clients across a broad portfolio of legal matters, including: air quality permitting and compliance, energy and renewable energy policy, land use and growth management, and a variety of legislative, litigation and regulatory issues.

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  • Represented special districts on matters of community development, including contracts, real property, public procurement, public finance, ethics and open government, construction, and related litigation.
  • Monitored legislative priorities for utilities and other clients impacted by development of energy and renewable energy policy.
  • Represented clients on regulatory and licensure issues before state administrative agencies.
  • Negotiated the appeal and adjustment of value in property assessments on behalf of taxpayers.
  • Litigated contractual performance disputes between homeowners and construction contractors.
  • Previously counseled clients in matters relating to federal and state air quality regulation, biofuel and renewable energy regulation, and associated permitting requirements.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Florida Blue Key

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