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Erin E. Banks

Erin E. Banks

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Overview

Erin Banks has focused her practice on advising and representing 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 has extensive experience in the establishment and representation of community development districts throughout Florida, including representing both district 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. In addition, Erin represents lenders in recovering property through foreclosure and quieting title actions.

Erin has been chosen by the Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star the past five years.

Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011-2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
    • Member, Forum on the Construction Industry 
    • Publications Committee Member (2014-present)
    • Division 3, Design – Steering Committee (2014-present)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association 
    • Construction Law Committee, Articles Subcommittee (2011-present)
    • Articles Committee Co-Chair (2012-present)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association 
    • Co-Chair, Real Property Section (2009-2010)
    • Chair, Judicial Reception (2009)
  • Leadership St. Pete (2009 Graduate)
  • Leadership Tampa Bay (2012 Graduate)
  • SPCA Tampa Bay, Board of Directors (2009-2014) 
    • Secretary (2012-2014)
    • Vice President (2010-2012)
    • Chair, Governance Committee (2010-2012)
    • Member, Women’s Giving Circle (2010-present)
  • Member, St. Pete Suncoasters (2013-present)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Construction Bonds: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You," Webinar Presentation, ACREL / ALI-CLE (April 21, 2015)
  • "Failures of the Built Environment: Architectural, Structural and Legal Perspectives," ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 3 Outreach Event, 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," Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee, the Environmental & Land Use Section and the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 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 Seminar, Fayetteville, AR (April 2008)

Credentials

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

Background

  • Associate Attorney, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, PLLC, Rogers, AR
  • Associate Attorney, Carlton Fields, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Associate Attorney, 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.