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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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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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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 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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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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Issuer’s Counsel
Babcock Ranch Independent Special District Secures State Funding for Southwest Florida Regional Emergency Shelter

On January 25, 2021, with the assistance of HGS attorney Alyssa Willson, the Babcock Ranch Independent Special District and State of Florida Division of Emergency Management entered into a State-Funded Grant Agreement whereby the District will receive $8,000,000 of Fixed Capital Outlay Funds for Construction of the Southwest Florida Regional Emergency Shelter.  The funds will […]

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Special Taxing Districts
Ave Maria Stewardship Community District Issues Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2020

On July 16, 2020, the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (Collier County, Florida) issued its Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 (Neighborhood Bonds – Phase 4), in the amount of $3,440,000 with the assistance of Hopping Green & Sams attorneys Jonathan Johnson and Alyssa Willson. The Series 2020 Bonds will finance the cost of acquiring, […]

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Special Taxing Districts
Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District (Charlotte County, Florida) issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 (Assessment Area 2C), in the amount of $5,145,000; Series 2020 (Assessment Area 3A) in the amount of $8,545,000; and Series 2020 (Assessment Area 3B), in the amount of $2,545,000 with the assistance of […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of Varrea South Community Development District

On August 24, 2020, the City Commission of Plant City, Florida, adopted Ordinance No. 20-2020 establishing the Varrea South Community Development District as petitioned by D.R. Horton, Inc. and represented by HGS attorney Lindsay Whelan.  The District contains approximately 436.62 acres and is located South of Midway Road, West of Charlie Taylor Road, North of […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Issuance of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds for Belmont II Community Development District

On November 23, 2020, the District issued its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 (2020 Assessment Area), in the amount of $8,820,000.  The Series 2020 Bonds will finance a portion of the cost of acquiring, constructing, and equipping the improvements comprising a portion of the District’s Capital Improvement Plan for Assessment Area 1- Phase 2 […]

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