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Jennifer L. Kilinski

Jennifer represents special taxing districts throughout the State of Florida.
Her practice includes assisting special districts in the areas of public finance, public procurement, open government and ethics, rulemaking procedures, construction matters, navigating various licensing requirements and real property transactions. She also has experience representing clients on business and governmental regulation matters, including, but not limited to: public procurement, construction law issues, including contract negotiation, in bidding matters, in default situations and others, in procuring alcohol and other licenses, and in obtaining land use approvals. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Texas and her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and law degree from Florida State University. In her free time, Jennifer is action oriented – she enjoys spending time with her husband and two extremely active children, working on community and civic projects especially with at risk populations and training for and competing in triathlons.
Education
  • Florida State University, J.D., magna cum laude (Order of the Coif, Member; Moot Court Team, Member; William H. Stafford American Inn of Court, Pupil Member; Land Use and Environmental Law Journal, Editor and Outstanding Subciter Award, Research Assistant),
  • Florida State University, M.A., summa cum laude (Graduated first in class, with 4.0 GPA),
  • University of Texas, B.S., summa cum laude (Graduated first in class, with 4.0 GPA; National Merit Scholarship Recipient; Bright Futures Program, counseling at-risk girls; Served as Research and Teaching Assistant for Political Science Department)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar Association, Member,
  • Order of the Coif, 2009
  • Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Section & Trial Lawyers
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Leadership Committee
Community Involvement
  • Women’s Leadership Development Institute, Inaugural Class, 2015
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 30
  • Kids Who Tri Foundation, Founder & Board Member
  • South City MultiSport Club, Founder & Volunteer
  • Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (Leon County/City of Tallahassee), Commissioner
Awards & Recognition
  • USA Triathlon National Award Winner
  • ULI Member of the Year Award
  • Golden A.C.E. Award
  • Tallahassee's "Top 20 Under 40"
  • Tallahassee's Top 25 Women You Need To Know
  • Team Sportfactory Elite Team, Member
Legal Experience
General Counsel to a number of special districts, including community development districts, on a variety of matters including public finance, public procurement, open government and ethics, construction and real property transactions.
Represents clients before state agency and local government boards and commissions including county and city commissions, Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, and regulatory agencies.
Represents developers before local governments regarding the establishment of community development districts and development issues.
Represents developers and landowners on construction law issues, including procurement processes, contracts, protests, defaults and related issues.
Serves as foreclosure counsel regarding the enforcement and collection of special assessments for community development districts.
Publications & Presentations
International Climate Change Liability: A Myth or a Reality?, 18 J. TRANSNATL. L & POL’Y 377 (2009).
Ethics: A Practical Approach to Pro Bono Goals, ELULS Treatise, the Florida Bar Journal (2010).
Professionalism, ELULS Treatise, the Florida Bar Journal (2010).
Significant Transactions
Issuance of $_____________ of Rivers Edge Community Development District Special Assessment Bonds, includes Series 2018 and 2019. The Series 2018 and 2019 Bonds financed a portion of the cost of acquiring, constructing, and equipping the improvements comprising a portion of the District’s Capital Improvement Plan.
Issuance of $______________of Triple Creek Community Development District Special Assessment Bonds, including the Series 2016, 2018 and 2019 Bonds, all of which financed a portion of the public improvements within and without the District's boundaries.
Issuance of $____________ of the Arlington Ridge Community Development District Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2019, which were used to acquire the golf course and fund related improvements, all within the District's boundaries.
Viera Stewardship District (14,000 acre environmental stewardship project in Brevard County)
RiverTown special district representation (4000 acre project in St. Johns County that will include three community development districts)
Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District (over 3000 acre project with approximately 30,000 residents)
In the News
May 18, 2018
Rivers Edge Community Development District (St. Johns County, FL) Issues Tax-Exempt Bonds
by Jennifer Kilinski
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