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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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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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Special Taxing Districts
Clay County BCC approves creation of Sandridge CDD

HGS attorney Lauren Gentry, featured in Clay Today Online story regarding the Clay County Board of County Commissioners’ approval of the new Sandridge Community Development District. BCC approves creation of Sandridge Community Development District

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Administrative & Regulatory
Gary Hunter Reappointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

Hopping Green & Sams shareholder Gary Hunter has been reappointed by Governor Desantis to the First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. More information about the Governor’s recent Judicial Nominating Commission appointments can be found on the Florida Bar website.

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Administrative & Regulatory
Successful Tallahassee Bar Association Fundraiser

Hopping, Green, and Sams attorneys, Erin Tilton, Amanda Nichols, Michelle Rigoni, Lauren Gentry, Sarah Warren, Emma Gregory, Felicia Kitzmiller and Alyssa Willson and staff, Shelley Long, Jackson Hansen and Aubrey Kutz, showed off their culinary skills at the Tallahassee Bar Association’s recent 2020 Chili Cookoff. HGS sponsors the Cookoff annually and is proud to have […]

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Land Use & Real Estate Development
Gary Hunter Authors Response on Northeast Gateway Project

In a recent Tallahassee Democrat “Your Turn” opinion column, Hopping Green & Sams attorney Gary Hunter addresses criticism of a City effort to pursue regional planning on a 4600 acre parcel and provides a reminder of the 30 year planning history behind the soon to be developed NE Gateway road network. A copy of the […]

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