Hopping Green & Sams Welcomes Eileen Stuart as Government Affairs Shareholder

Hopping Green & Sams Welcomes Eileen Stuart as Government Affairs Shareholder

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Hopping Green & Sams (HGS), well known for its environmental, land use and special district practices, today announced the addition of Eileen Stuart as Government Affairs Shareholder with the firm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Eileen to the firm. Having worked closely with her over the last decade, we appreciate firsthand Eileen’s substantial talents,” said Gary Hunter, shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams. “Her deep relationships, substantive command and understanding of the key levers in state and federal government will greatly enhance our growing presence in the Florida government affairs arena. Most important, our clients will benefit from her expertise.”

A well-respected name in Tallahassee, Stuart most recently served as Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs for The Mosaic Company, directing the Fortune 500’s state and federal government affairs strategy and engagement in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.  She also previously served as Vice President, Public Affairs and led the company’s strategic communications and community engagement.

Prior to joining Mosaic, Stuart’s experience included positions in the Executive Office of the Governor where she served as Deputy Policy Director. She also has served in roles in the Florida Senate, the Florida Public Service Commission and on a gubernatorial campaign. Her expertise in environmental, energy, permitting and tax issues will complement HGS’ deep roster of professionals.

“Hopping Green & Sams is a powerful combination of the state’s top environmental and land development lawyers along with a robust and loyal client base. The firm’s widely recognized expertise and reputation provide an unparalleled platform, and I am excited to work alongside the exceptional team at HGS to help our clients achieve their objectives,” said Stuart.

Stuart earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. She and her husband live in Tallahassee with their two sons.

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About Hopping Green & Sams: HGS was established in 1979 to meet the needs of the regulated community faced with a rapidly growing and convoluted maze of environmental and land use laws and regulations. Representing regulated industries, developers, local governments and trade groups, HGS lawyers and lobbyists have influenced the policies that have shaped Florida over the past 40 years. Visit http://www.hgslaw.com for more information.