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Carlton Fields helps clients, including the largest single site developer in the country, solve wide-ranging federal, state, and local government law challenges from coast to coast. We address problems through negotiation, litigation, and legislation. Our lawyers, lobbyists, land planners, and consultants handle matters related to complex land use litigation and large scale approvals; long term resolution of complex environmental law issues; groundbreaking legislation with tremendous economic impact; election law challenges that gain international attention, and many other contractual, procurement, and economic development issues that impact corporations, individuals, and government agencies.  
 
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Putting the Brakes on Red-Light Camera Lawsuits

Putting the Brakes on Red-Light Camera Lawsuits

August 15, 2018

Carlton Fields attorneys helped secure the dismissal of a putative federal class action lawsuit against American Traffic Solutions, Inc.

Multiple Lawsuits Challenge Florida Constitutional Amendment Proposals Recommended by the Constitution Revision Commission

Multiple Lawsuits Challenge Florida Constitutional Amendment Proposals Recommended by the Constitution Revision Commission

July 26, 2018

Four ballot measures are being challenged by multiple separate lawsuits working their way through Leon County Circuit Court.

2018 Florida Legislative Post Session Report

2018 Florida Legislative Post Session Report

May 10, 2018

The 2018 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report details significant bills that passed during the 2018 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature.

State of Florida May Change Submerged Land Lease Rules and Costs

State of Florida May Change Submerged Land Lease Rules and Costs

May 7, 2018

The most significant revisions concern the fees and costs associated with submerged land leases themselves.

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meets for Final Time and Approves 8 Ballot Measures

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meets for Final Time and Approves 8 Ballot Measures

April 17, 2018

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) approved a total of eight ballot measures to revise the Florida Constitution.

Florida Election Law Change Impacts Candidates

Florida Election Law Change Impacts Candidates

April 9, 2018

This year, Senate Bill 186 (signed by the Governor and now Chapter 2018-126, Laws of Florida) makes “resign-to-run” applicable to those seeking federal office once again.

New Legislation Gives Florida Local Governments Sole Authority to Review DRIs

New Legislation Gives Florida Local Governments Sole Authority to Review DRIs

April 9, 2018

Governor Rick Scott has signed House Bill 1151 into law as Chapter 2018-158, Laws of Florida, returning local control of large-scale development review to municipalities and counties.

Amending the Florida Constitution: New Ballot Language to be Crafted for 25 Proposals

Amending the Florida Constitution: New Ballot Language to be Crafted for 25 Proposals

March 28, 2018

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) began its own “session” last week, forwarding 25 of 37 proposals to amend the Florida Constitution to the Style and Drafting Committee to craft proposed ballot language.

As Filing Deadline Approaches, Florida Constitution Revision Commission Holds More Public Hearings but Has Yet to Vote on Proposals

As Filing Deadline Approaches, Florida Constitution Revision Commission Holds More Public Hearings but Has Yet to Vote on Proposals

February 14, 2018

The Constitution Revision Commission process has far-reaching implications for subjects that affect public, private, and business interests throughout the state.

An Environmental Law Strategy is Key to Getting Major Infrastructure Projects Approved

An Environmental Law Strategy is Key to Getting Major Infrastructure Projects Approved

September 29, 2017

Infrastructure project developers need to build their permitting strategy around obtaining environmental approvals.

2017 Florida Legislative Post Session Report

2017 Florida Legislative Post Session Report

August 10, 2017

The 2017 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report details significant bills that passed during the 2017 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature.

In Florida, House Bill 805 Will Likely Allow Insurance Policy Transfers

In Florida, House Bill 805 Will Likely Allow Insurance Policy Transfers

May 4, 2017

The Florida Legislature passed House Bill 805, regarding insurance policy transfers. If, as anticipated, the governor signs the bill into law, it will allow insurance companies writing personal lines residential and commercial residential policies to transfer those policies to another insurance company upon the policy term’s expiration.

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

April 21, 2017

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with existing domestic preference requirements.

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Other Team Members

Darrin F. Taylor

Darrin F. Taylor

Certified Planner/Government Consultant
Beth A. Vecchioli

Beth A. Vecchioli

Senior Director Government Consulting
Joseph J. Verdone

Joseph J. Verdone

Certified Planner/Government Consultant

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