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2021 Florida Planning Conference

Hopping Green & Sams will be participating in the 2021 Florida Planning Conference presented by the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). Vinette Godelia will join a panel discussion on local government development fees, impact fees, development agreements, dedications, and assessments. Erin Tilton will present a litigation skills workshop for planning professionals, including […]

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Issuer’s Counsel
Florida Super Lawyers 2021

Hopping Green & Sams is pleased to announce that Joe Brown, Vinette Godelia, and David Powell have been selected to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers also recognized HGS attorneys Sarah Sandy, Erin Tilton, and Alyssa Willson as 2021 Florida “Rising Stars.” About Super Lawyers – Super Lawyers is a national ranking publication […]

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Environmental
Florida Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite Up & Comers

Congratulations to Erin Tilton for being recognized in Florida Trend’s 2021 Legal Elite Up & Comers. The Up & Comers category is for attorneys under the age of 40 who have exhibited leadership in the law and in their community. This annual list is compiled from peer reviews and honors the state’s top licensed and […]

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Real Estate
2021 RPPTL Legislative Update

Vinette Godelia will be participating in the 41st Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case law Update, presented by the The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Conference topics include current case law and legislation affecting real property, probate, trust, guardianship and construction law. Vinette will speak about Growth Management: Impact Fees, […]

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Environmental
Environmental Permitting Summer School 2021

The 35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School will be held on July 21-23, 2021. Eight Hopping Green & Sams attorneys will serve as faculty during the conference. This is the largest environmental conference in Florida, and is attended by attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, and landowners. HGS has consistently participated in […]

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Environmental
HGS recognized in Chambers USA 2021

Chambers USA 2021 recognized Hopping Green & Sams for outstanding Florida practice groups in the areas of Environmental law (Band 1) and Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use – North & Central Florida (Band 2).

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys assist with Bond Issuance for the East Nassau Stewardship District

On April 30, 2021, the East Nassau Stewardship District, located in Nassau County, Florida, issued $12,170,000 of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2021, represented by Hopping Green & Sams attorney Johnson.  The District’s Series 2021 Bonds will finance a portion of the planning, design, acquisition, construction, and installation of various public infrastructure improvements and facilities, […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Boundary Amendment for Expansion of VillaMar Community Development District

HGS Attorneys Facilitate Boundary Amendment for Expansion of VillaMar Community Development District – On April 12, 2021, the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Winter Haven, Florida, adopted Ordinance No. 2021-32, amending the boundaries of the VillaMar Community Development District expanding the District to include approximately 236 additional acres of land with the […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Bond Issuance for River Glen Community Development District

On April 19, 2021, the River Glen Community Development District, located in Nassau County, Florida, issued its Series 2021 Special Assessment Refunding Bonds, in the amount of $2,715,000 and its Series 2021 Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, in the amount of $12,640,000 with the representation of Hopping Green & Sams attorney Katie Buchanan.  The Series 2021 […]

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Environmental
HGS a 50th Anniversary Legal Leader for American Bar Association Spring Environmental Law Conference

The American Bar Association (ABA) section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) will hold their 50th Spring Conference on Environmental Law virtually from April 27-30, 2021. Hopping Green and Sams is a “50th Anniversary Legal Leader” for the event and a proud supporter of SEER’s impact in the areas of environmental, energy, and natural resources […]

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