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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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Land Use & Real Estate Development
David Powell will be a speaker at 2020 FSU Law Real Estate Conference

HGS attorney David Powell will be a speaker at the upcoming 2020 FSU Law Real Estate Conference, May 15th, 2020 in West Palm Beach. This one day conference will feature experts in the area of transit-oriented development. For more details visit:https://law.fsu.edu/event/fsu-law-real-estate-conference

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Environmental
HGS celebrates Mosaic’s win before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

HGS celebrates client Mosaic prevailing last week in a challenge brought by various environmental groups. On November 4, the Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue a Section 404 Clean Water Act permit that enables Mosaic to continue mining operations in Hardee County. The Court rejected […]

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Real Estate
HGS named in 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers®”Best Law Firms”

Hopping Green & Sams has been named in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms". Hopping Green & Sams is Nationally ranked in one practice area and Regionally ranked in seven practice areas.

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Administrative & Regulatory
Susan Stephens appointed Chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) Endangered Species Committee 2019-2020

HGS Attorney Susan Stephens, along with HGS law clerk Steven Kahn, published an article in the Summer 2019 issue of ABA’s Administrative & Regulatory Law News publication, “Proposed Changes to Interim Methodology for Endangered Species Risk Assessments for Pesticides.” (Administrative & Regulatory Law News v.44, n.4) HGS Attorney Susan Stephens has been appointed Chair of […]

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Environmental
ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy & Resources “Best Committee” award for 2018-19

At the 27th Fall Conference of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy & Resources in Boston in September, the Section awarded its “Best Committee” award for 2018-19 to the Section’s Endangered Species Committee, co-chaired by Susan Stephens, for its outstanding work during the 2018-19 ABA year. “A “Best Committee” in its category […]

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Litigation
Three HGS attorneys speak at 2019 APA Florida Conference

The American Planning Association Florida Chapter held their 2019 Florida Planning Conference last week in Destin, Florida. Hopping Green and Sams is a sponsor of this annual conference and three HGS attorneys were presenters at the 2019 conference. Erin Tilton presented on the panel “Litigation Skills: What your lawyer wants to know” which discussed how […]

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Environmental
Florida Investigating Potential Sources of PFAS

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is actively investigating the historic use of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for the first time, following national focus on the use of these substances in a myriad of products.  Currently, DEP is focusing on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), two PFAS compounds historically used in aqueous film […]

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Environmental
HGS attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Congratulations to the ten lawyers from Hopping Green and Sams who were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020: David Childs, Peter Cunningham, Vinette Godelia, Gary Hunter, Eric Olsen, Gary Perko, Mike Petrovich, David Powell, Kent Safriet, & Cheryl Stuart. Their practice areas include Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Energy Law, Municipal […]

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