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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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Is the CARES Act Caring Enough?

Is the CARES Act Caring Enough?

June 24, 2020

For the summer 2020 meeting of our Community & Development series, leaders in the banking, accounting, and legal industries discussed the initial impact of the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the challenges and concerns associated with its implementation, and the future of potential stimulus programs.

Can Governments Commandeer Your Property During COVID-19? California Says Yes

Can Governments Commandeer Your Property During COVID-19? California Says Yes

March 20, 2020

California this month became the first state to declare a right to commandeer private property to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Florida Local Governments Cancel Public Hearings Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Florida Local Governments Cancel Public Hearings Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and in an effort to limit public gatherings, a number of Florida counties and municipalities have canceled or postponed upcoming public hearings and meetings. This client alert provides a list of Florida counties and municipalities that have announced cancellations.

Protecting Against Illegal Rentals in Miami Beach

Protecting Against Illegal Rentals in Miami Beach

October 10, 2019

In a highly publicized dispute against Airbnb, Carlton Fields represented the city of Miami Beach in its efforts to protect the character and tranquility of the city’s residential neighborhoods.

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.

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.

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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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