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EPA Considers Florida’s Assumption of Federal Wetland Permitting

In mid-December, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) will finally decide whether Florida may assume control over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge-and-fill permitting program. This would significantly expedite the permitting process by removing duplicative regulations while maintaining all federal environmental protections. If the EPA approves Florida’s assumption plan, private developments, infrastructure projects, and even […]

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Environmental
U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Hopping Green & Sams in 2021 Best Law Firm Rankings

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced the Eleventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Hopping Green and Sams has been nationally ranked in the Land Use and Zoning law practice area by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2021. HGS also received Regional Tier rankings for Tallahassee in seven practice […]

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Government Affairs
David Childs Speaks at Water Policy Town Hall

In October 2020, David Childs participated in a water policy “town hall” hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance.  Childs addressed Florida water quality and water supply issues and how water management decisions must balance both water supply and water quality considerations while supporting economic growth.  David was joined by Shawn Martini, Vice President of Advocacy […]

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Special Taxing Districts
Entrada Community Development District Established in St. Johns County

On September 1, 2020, the St. Johns County Commission adopted Ordinance No. 2020-42 establishing the Entrada Community Development District as petitioned by D.R. Horton, Inc. – Jacksonville and represented by Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Katie Buchanan and Michelle Rigoni. As reported in the St Augustine Record, the St. Johns County Commission approved establishment of […]

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Water Resources
HGS Attorney Susan Stephens to Speak at American Bar Association Conference

Hopping Green & Sams is pleased to announce that shareholder Susan Stephens will be speaking on a panel at the upcoming 28th Annual Fall Conference of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment and Energy Resources, to be held virtually from October 19th-October 27th. Susan will be speaking as part of a group of nationally […]

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Environmental
HGS Attorney Susan Stephens Presented at NAEP 2020 Virtual Conference

Hopping Green & Sams shareholder Susan Stephens recently presented at the 2020 National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) 2020 Virtual Conference.  Susan presented as part of the Conference’s Women in STEM panel, which was designed to encourage women to seek out and flourish in STEM careers.  

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Land Use & Real Estate Development
Attorneys Erin Tilton and Robert Volpe presented at the 2020 Florida Planning Conference

Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Erin Tilton and Robert Volpe presented at the 2020 Florida Planning Conference, hosted by the American Planning Association, Florida Chapter.  Erin and Robert, along with colleagues Nikki Day and Robert K. Lincoln, discussed virtual local government hearings and interacting with cities and counties in a virtual setting.  The Florida Planning Conference […]

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Administrative & Regulatory
Hopping Green & Sams attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

12 lawyers from Hopping Green & Sams were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021: David Childs, Peter Cunningham, Vinette Godelia, Gary Hunter, Brooke Lewis, Robert Manning, Eric Olsen, Gary Perko, Mike Petrovich, David Powell, Kent Safriet & Cheryl Stuart. Three HGS attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones […]

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Administrative & Regulatory
2020 Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven HGS Attorneys

Hopping Green & Sams is pleased to announce that Joseph Brown, Vinette Godelia, Gary Hunter, Gary Perko, David Powell and Kent Safriet have been selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers also recognized the following HGS attorneys as Florida “Rising Stars” for 2020: Mohammad Jazil, Sarah Sandy, Erin Tilton, Robert Volpe and […]

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Administrative & Regulatory
HGS recognized in Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2020 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). Five HGS attorneys were also selected as notable practitioners within these practice groups: Gary Hunter, Mohammad Jazil, Eric Olsen, Gary […]

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