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2018 Legislative Wrap Up

Florida’s 2018 Legislative Session closed on Sunday, March 11, following a brief extension to consider and vote on the state budget.  The Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) legislative team of Gary K. Hunter, Jr., David Childs, Cheryl Stuart, Brittany Dover, and Woody Simmons had another successful year advocating on behalf of various clients.  For a more complete […]

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HGS Attorney Crumbaker Presents at the NFMA Advanced Seminar on High Yield Bonds

Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) attorney Brian Crumbaker presented at the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) Advanced Seminar on High Yield Bonds in Miami Beach, Florida, on January 25, 2018.  Brian discussed post-default due diligence on land secured debt and lessons learned that can be applied when analyzing the credit worthiness of new issuances.

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2018 Tallahassee Bar Association Chili-Cookoff

With a fierce passion for sports, chili, and margaritas, the HGS FANatics thrilled the crowd at the 2018 Tallahassee Bar Association Chili-Cookoff.  Eschewing awards in all categories, the HGS Team represented the Founders and the Firm by spreading their taste for great food and company with the local bar and legal dignitaries.

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FWC Commissioners Elect New Chairman, Vice Chairman

At its December 2017 meeting, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair.  Commissioner Bo Rivard replaces Brian Yablonski as Chair, and Commissioner Robert Spotswood replaces Aliese “Liesa” Priddy as Vice Chair.  Both Yablonski and Priddy have rolled off of the Commission.  The two new Commissioners appointed to replace […]

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HGS Raises More Than $32,000 In Memory of Frank Matthews

Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) and the family of Frank Matthews recently raised approximately $34,000 in memory of Frank for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night fundraiser at Florida State University on November 2, 2017.  The event raised more than $100,000 in total, which will fund patient support services, cancer research, and advocacy […]

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HGS Attorneys Participate in 53rd Annual AWMA Conference

Attorneys Carl Eldred, Michael Petrovich, and Robert Manning of Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) recently participated as speakers and moderators in the 53rd Annual Florida Section Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) Conference & Expo in Tallahassee, Florida.  HGS attorney Joseph Brown Co-Chaired the event.  This year’s “Spearheading Change” AWMA conference addressed Florida’s most recent […]

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HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of Hanover Lakes Community Development District

On October 2, 2017, the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2017-78 establishing the Hanover Lakes Community Development District (District) as petitioned by Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Tucker Mackie. The District contains approximately 177.038 acres and is located south of Alligator Lake Road, east of Hickory Tree […]

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HGS Attorney DeMeo Featured in Florida Bar News

Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) attorney Ralph DeMeo was featured in the August 1, 2017, issue of the Florida Bar News. As 2016-2017 Chair of The Florida Bar Animal Law Section (ALS), he presented an award to Chuck Mitchell of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Animal Therapy Program for the work Chuck and his therapy dog […]

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2017 Legislative Wrap Up

Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session closed on Monday, May 8, following a brief extension to consider and vote on the state budget.  The Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) legislative team of Gary K. Hunter, Jr., David Childs, French Brown, Cheryl Stuart, and Brittany Dover had another successful year advocating on behalf of various clients.  For a more complete review […]

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Proposed Nationwide Permits under the Clean Water Act

On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published its proposal in the Federal Register for reissuing nationwide permits (NWPs) under section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States.   The Corps is requesting comments on all the NWPs, general […]

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