Joe joined the firm in 2006. His practice focuses on air quality regulation, including the continuing development of greenhouse gas regulation and a breadth of regulatory requirements affecting a wide range of industrial sectors, including agriculture, electric generation, waste, manufacturing, and mining. 

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Experience

  • Represents clients in matters relating to air quality regulation and permitting.
  • Represents clients in matters relating to biofuel and renewable energy regulation and permitting.
  • Represents clients in matters relating to the regulation of electric generation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Florida Public Service Commission.
  • Represents clients in coastal construction regulation and permitting issues.
  • Represents clients on a variety of matters affecting local governments, including public finance, procurement, open government and ethics, construction, and special assessment enforcement and collection.
  • Represents clients in state and federal court, before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, and before state and federal agencies.

Publications & Presentations

  •  Air Quality Newsletter – Region 4 Reporter, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2017).
  • Conference Co-Chair, Florida Section Air & Waste Management Association, 53rd Annual Conference, Tallahassee, Florida (October 2017).
  • Florida’s Renewable Energy Projects, Florida Chamber Foundation 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (July 2017) (co-presenter).
  • Technical Committee Co-Chair, Florida Section Air & Waste Management Association, 52nd Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida (October 2016).
  • Florida’s Renewable Energy Projects, Florida Chamber Foundation 30th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (July 2016) (co-presenter).
  • Conference Co-Chair, Florida Section Air & Waste Management Association, 51st Annual Conference, Tallahassee, Florida (October 2015).
  • EPA’s Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction SIP Call, Air & Water Permitting Workshop, Tampa, Florida (September 2015).
  • Climate Change and the Clean Air Act: Reluctant Dance Partners?, Environmental and Land Use Law Reporter of the Florida Bar, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1 (September 2014).
  • Air Law Hot Topics: Fine Particulate Emission Limits, NSR Enforcement and More, Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section Webcast (June 2014) (Co-presenter).
  • Permitting Sources of Air Toxics, Florida Treatise on Environmental and Land Use Law (June 2014) (Updating Author).
  •  Clean Air Act Compliance and Enforcement, Florida Treatise on Environmental and Land Use Law (June 2014) (Updating Author).
  •  Acid Rain Program, Florida Treatise on Environmental and Land Use Law (June 2014) (Updating Author).
  • Air Quality Regulation Update, Air & Waste Management Association, Coastal Plains Chapter (February 2014).
  • Air Quality Hot Topics, 27th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (July 2013) (co-presenter).
  • Update on Florida’s Renewable Energy Projects, 27th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (July 2013) (co-presenter).
  • The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: Will EPA Learn from Experience?
    ABA Trends, January/February 2013 (co-author with Mohammad Jazil).
  • Florida’s Renewable Energy Projects: Update on Financing, Environmental Licensing, and Construction, 26th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (July 2012) (co-presenter).
  • Commercially Harvesting Endangered Salmon? Rethinking the Interaction of Salmon Hatcheries and the Endangered Species Act After Alsea Valley Alliance v. Evans, 40 Georgia Law Review 253 (2005).

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed as a “Rising Star” in the annual publication of Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2018 editions.

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