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Erin E. Banks

Erin E. Banks

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Overview

Erin Banks advises and represents clients in construction and real estate development disputes. Erin’s experience includes resolving a variety of construction defect claims, contract disputes, delays, and other complex commercial litigation. Her clients include nationwide homebuilders, developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals.

Erin also represents buyers and sellers of real property through all stages of the transaction, from negotiating and drafting contract documents through due diligence and closing.

Erin also has extensive experience in the establishment and representation of community development districts throughout Florida, including representing both districts and developers in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, providing general counsel services to districts, and advising owners, developers and lenders as to restructuring district debt and district foreclosure actions.

Recognition

  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2011–2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association 
    • Forum on Construction Law
      • Publications Committee (2014–present)
      • Steering Committee of the Design Division (2014–present)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 
    • Articles Subcommittee of the Construction Law Committee (2011–present)
    • Co-Chair, Articles Committee (2012–present)
  • Leadership St. Pete, Class of 2009
  • Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2012
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association 
    • Co-Chair, Real Property Section (2009–2010)
    • Chair, Judicial Reception (2009)
  • St. Pete Suncoasters (2013–present)
  • SPCA Tampa Bay
    • Board of Directors (2009–2014) 
    • Secretary (2012–2014)
    • Vice President (2010–2012)
    • Chair, Governance Committee (2010–2012)
    • Women’s Giving Circle (2010–present)

Speaking Engagements

  • “'Getting To’ CGL Coverage for Rip and Tear Damages in Construction Defect Claims,” ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (April 21, 2017)
  • "Construction Bonds: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You," ACREL/ALI-CLE (April 21, 2015)
  • "Failures of the Built Environment: Architectural, Structural and Legal Perspectives," ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL (April 2015)
  • "Anatomy of a Real Estate Project Meltdown: District, Developer, Trustee, and Conventional Lender Perspectives," Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities, The Florida Bar Continuing Education, Tampa, FL (January 2013)
  • “Through the Looking Glass – Foreclosure Litigation From a Lender’s Perspective,” St. Petersburg Bar Association (October 2009)
  • "Resolving Real Estate Title Defects," National Business Institute, Fayetteville, AR (April 2008)

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2001)
Bar Admissions
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Background

  • Associate, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, PLLC, Rogers, AR
  • Associate, Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A., Tallahassee, FL
  • Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Management Services, Tallahassee, FL

Disclaimer

The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.