Welcome to the Environmental and Sustainability Law Blog. The goal for this blog is to utilize a multi-disciplinary legal approach to provide updates and commentary on matters related to environmental law and emerging trends in sustainability law. GrayRobinson is a full-service law and lobbying firm with 15 offices across Florida and in Washington, DC. We recently formed a new environmental and sustainability law practice group to provide specialized services in these two distinct yet connected areas of law.
This blog will feature a Florida focused approach to environmental and sustainability law. I am a former Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and I have practiced environmental law in South Florida for 25 years. Florida is an amazing and beautiful state with a diverse range of delicate environmental resources, and it is also home to several thriving economic centers. Florida is home to the Everglades, one of the natural wonders of the world, yet Florida is also a rapidly growing state with the 17th largest economy in the world. The environmental and sustainability challenges that we face in Florida are complex, challenging and critical to the economic vitality of the region.