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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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Wetlands & Mitigation Banking
Susan Stephens authors ABA article on Section 404 Wetland Permitting

Hopping Green & Sams shareholder, Susan Stephens authored an article for the Trends publication of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. This article explains the recent jurisdictional changes for section 404 Wetlands Permitting in Florida. Published in Trends March/April 2021, Volume 52, Number 4, ©2021 by the American Bar Association

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Wetlands & Mitigation Banking
HGS Attorney Eric Olsen Presents on Recent Federal Section 404 Wetland Permitting Assumption

Eric Olsen gave a presentation on February 18, 2021, to the Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) recent assumption of the Federal 404 wetland permitting program.  Mr. Olsen’s presentation covered implementation of this wetland regulatory program by FDEP and provided guidance to environmental consultants, land developers, and […]

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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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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Bond Validation and Issuance of Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds for Wiregrass II Community Development District

On October 1, 2020, the Wiregrass II Community Development District received a Final Judgment from the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida validating its Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $42,915,000 with the assistance of HGS attorneys Brooke Lewis and Lindsay Whelan.  On November 13, 2020, the District issued its Capital […]

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Special Taxing Districts
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Bond Validation and Issuance of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds for Parkview at Long Lake Ranch Community Development District

On September 9, 2020, the Parkview at Long Lake Ranch Community Development District received a Final Judgment from the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida validating its Special Assessment Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $21,050,000 with the assistance of HGS attorneys Brooke Lewis and Lindsay Whelan. On October 21, 2020, the District […]

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HGS Attorneys Chair “Holiday Helper” Event

Hopping Green & Sams (HGS) attorneys, Michelle Rigoni and Felicia Kitzmiller, chaired a “Holiday Helper” event which temporarily replaced the annual “Holidays in July” event hosted by Tallahassee Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.  Partnering with Tallahassee Area Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, attorneys Michelle Rigoni and Felicia Kitzmiller raised over $1,500 which was used to […]

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Water Resources
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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Environmental
U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Hopping Green & Sams in 2021 Best Law Firm Rankings

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced the Eleventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Hopping Green and Sams has been nationally ranked in the Land Use and Zoning law practice area by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2021. HGS also received Regional Tier rankings for Tallahassee in seven practice […]

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