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HGS Attorney Eric Olsen Presents at National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference in Minneapolis.

Eric Olsen spoke at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 9. He covered Florida’s efforts to assume the section 404 permitting program and how that may affect wetland mitigation banks. He compared Florida’s assumption efforts to those of other states. Mr Olsen’s practice includes working on state and federal […]

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Wetlands & Mitigation Banking
Eric Olsen speaks at Florida Mitigation Banking Association Conference

Eric T. Olsen spoke at the Florida Mitigation Banking Association Conference on February 28 and March 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Olsen lectured on the financial assurance requirements for wetland mitigation banks and on successfully resolving mineral rights involving land within wetland mitigation banks. The Florida Mitigation Banking Association Conference focuses on developing issues […]

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HGS attorneys assume leadership positions in local Bar

At its annual membership meeting, the Tallahassee Bar Association (TBA) selected three Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) attorneys to serve in leadership roles for the 2019-2020 term. Erin Tilton was elected Secretary of the TBA Board of Directors, while Felicia Kitzmiller and Michelle Rigoni were elected to serve on the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Board […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of MTERC Community Development District

On January 29, 2019, the City Council of the City of Tampa, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 2019-15 establishing the MTERC Community Development District as petitioned by Bromley Tampa Investors, LLC and represented by Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Alyssa Willson. The District contains approximately 19.136 acres and is located south of I-275, […]

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Special Taxing Districts
Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Lakewood Centre & NW Sector Projects)

On December 10, 2018, the Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District (Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida) issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Lakewood Centre & NW Sector Projects), in the amount of $11,790,000 (the “Series 2018 Bonds”) with the assistance of Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Lindsay Whelan. The Series 2018 Bonds […]

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Special Taxing Districts
Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Northeast Sector Project, Phases 1A and 1B)

On August 30, 2018, the Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District (Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida) issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Northeast Sector Project – Phase 1A), in the amount of $14,925,000 (the “Series 2018 Bonds”) to pay off previously issued Bond Anticipation Notes and finance a portion of the cost of acquiring, constructing, […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of Grand Oaks Community Development District, Validation of $26 Million in Bonds and Issuance of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds

On August 21, 2018, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2018-47 establishing the Grand Oaks Community Development District as petitioned by Southeast Development Partners, LLC and represented by Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Sarah Warren. The District contains approximately 510.4 acres and is located along the south […]

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Special Taxing Districts
TSR Community Development District Amends District Boundary and Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds

On August 7, 2018, the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 18-31 expanding the boundary of the TSR Community Development District for a total of approximately 1,383,404 acres. On October 16, 2018, the TSR Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Northwest Assessment Area Parcels […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of FRERC Community Development District and Validation of $140 Million in Bonds

On August 7, 2018, the City Commission of the City of Ocoee, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 2018-028 establishing the FRERC Community Development District as petitioned by Orange West Development Company and represented by Hopping Green & Sams attorney Jonathan Johnson. The District contains approximately 97.404 acres and is located north of Colonial Drive, east of […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Bond Validation and Issuance of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds for East Nassau Stewardship District

On July 17, 2018, the District received a Final Judgment from the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida validating its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $600,000,000, with the assistance of HGS attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Sarah Warren. On December 13, 2018, the District issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series […]

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