Our Team
Print

Roy Van Wyk

Since joining the firm, Roy has dedicated the majority of his time representing community development districts (CDD’s) as general counsel as well as counseling builders, developers and investors with respect to the establishment and operation of CDD’s.
In his practice, Roy draws on his prior local government experience, as he served for 18 years in the local government construction and construction regulation. He is also a Florida Certified Electrical Contractor. Having grown up in South Florida, Roy spent many hours enjoying the area waters, beaches and the Everglades. After more than 40 years in South Florida, Roy moved his family to Tallahassee to join Hopping Green and Sams. An avid boater and fisherman, he frequently travels to Central and South America to sport fish. Roy and his wife, Suzanne, also enjoy traveling with their three daughters and spend most summers enjoying Florida’s panhandle beaches.
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude (Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Cali Excellence Award: Civil Procedure)
  • Nova Southeastern University, M.B.A.
  • Florida International University, B.P.A., with honors (Outstanding Scholar Award, School of Public Administration)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida)
Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar Association, Section on City, County and Local Government Law
  • Florida Building Commission, Electrical Technical Advisory Committee, member
  • Florida Building Commission, Education Technical Advisory Committee, former member
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers.
  • Previously served on a variety of local, state and national committees dealing with construction regulation, education, and licensing including National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Technology Committee.
Legal Experience
Serves as general counsel to a number of community development districts on a variety of matters, including public finance, public procurement, open government and ethics, construction and real property.
Represents special districts in the enforcement and collection of special assessments, including foreclosures.
Represented various interests before a number of state agency Boards and Commissions, including Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, Electrical Contractor’s Licensing Board and Florida Building Commission.
Represents development entities before local governments regarding the establishment of community development districts and development issues.
Prior to becoming a lawyer in 2003, Roy served for over 18 years in local government construction and construction regulation, including 8 years as senior manager for Miami-Dade County.
Representative Published Decisions
Eldon v. Perrin, 78 So.3d 737, (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)