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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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Florida Regulation of PFAS at Airports and Governmental Installations Ramps Up

Florida Regulation of PFAS at Airports and Governmental Installations Ramps Up

July 31, 2019

A new environmental issue could have a major impact on airports. This client alert discusses regulations by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding PFAS and its impact on airports and governmental installations.

Are You Lobbying? A Primer for Those Working With Local Government

Are You Lobbying? A Primer for Those Working With Local Government

July 26, 2019

With the recent rise in the number and scope of municipal lobbying regulations, it is important for businesspeople to step back and ask themselves, “Am I lobbying?”

Legislation Impacts Citizen Petitions for Florida Constitutional Amendments

Legislation Impacts Citizen Petitions for Florida Constitutional Amendments

June 10, 2019

A new Florida bill makes a series of changes to constitutional amendment initiatives. This client alert summarizes some of the new requirements and restrictions on the petition-gathering process imposed by HB 5.

With All Eyes on

With All Eyes on "Implementation" of Amendment 4, Senate Bill 7066 Makes Significant Additional Changes to Florida Election Laws in Response to the 2018 Election

May 14, 2019

The Florida Legislature recently passed SB 7066, portions of which are aimed at resolving issues that arose during last year's elections. This client alert discusses the noteworthy changes to Florida's election laws that will go into effect if the bill is signed into law.

Florida Hemp: Is Green the New Orange?

Florida Hemp: Is Green the New Orange?

May 3, 2019

Today, the Florida Legislature passed Florida’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill authorizing hemp production and removing hemp from Florida’s list of controlled substances. This client alert discusses the new bill and what it means for Floridians and clients in the hemp industry.

Multiple Bills Filed in Florida Legislature to Limit or Repeal the Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Multiple Bills Filed in Florida Legislature to Limit or Repeal the Florida Constitution Revision Commission

January 16, 2019

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is the focus of multiple bills and joint resolutions that will be considered in the 2019 Florida Legislative Session. This alert provides details and links to these resolutions.

Florida Election Recounts – Again

Florida Election Recounts – Again

November 7, 2018

With memories of dimpled chads and butterfly ballots coming to mind, Florida is facing the potential of statewide election recounts based on the current results of the 2018 general election.

Florida Voters Enact Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights for Floridians With Felony Convictions

Florida Voters Enact Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights for Floridians With Felony Convictions

November 7, 2018

Last night, Floridians voted to pass the Voting Restoration Amendment that is poised to restore voting rights to an estimated 1.5 million Floridians with prior felony convictions.

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.

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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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