Stephen K. Tilbrook
Stephen Tilbrook is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale office and chair of the environmental and sustainability law practice group. Stephen focuses his practice on complex land use, development and environmental matters throughout the state of Florida. Stephen represents property owners, expanding businesses, developers, financial institutions and institutional clients, including hospitals, universities and real estate investment trusts. He focuses on addressing the land use and environmental challenges of urban redevelopment, including brownfields, developments of regional impact, barrier island redevelopment, downtown development, marina developments, special entertainment districts and mixed-use development.
As a former economic development coordinator for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Stephen represents clients on all matters of entitlement and land development. With legal experience enhanced by his government service, Stephen uses an insider’s perspective to counsel clients and to facilitate government agencies in resolving regulatory challenges and issuing development approvals and permits. He also practices government law and lobbying at the state and local levels, particularly on matters of business development, economic incentives for business growth/relocation and public procurement.
As a former assistant general counsel with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Stephen is well-versed in the regulatory systems that protect the state’s environment and he also advises clients on matters of sustainability and resilience. He represents clients on environmental due diligence, permitting, compliance, assessment and remediation. Notably, he helped achieve the first completed brownfields site in Broward County and has experience in addressing environmental permitting and cleanup for marinas, gas stations, dry cleaners, chemical manufacturers and golf courses.