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What's Up Chat: Impact Fees Effect on Commercial Development

  • October 21, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Online



What's Up! 'Chat Series'

Impact Fees Effect on Commercial Development

October 21st | 7:30 AM CST

Please join us for  informative and illuminating discussion regarding impact fees  and their effect on commercial development in Florida.  Attorneys Ron Weaver and Jake Cremer with the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller and Justice Ken Bell with the Gunster Law Firm will share their extensive experience and knowledge with attendees. 

Meet the Presenters:  

Kenneth Bell
Attorney & Shareholder
Gunster Law Firm

Former Justice Ken Bell is a shareholder of Gunster whose practice is focused on civil appeals and trial support. Ken currently co-chairs Gunster’s firmwide Appellate practice.

Ken is a former Florida Supreme Court Justice, serving from 2002-2008. Prior to serving on Florida’s highest court, Ken was as a circuit judge in Florida’s First Judicial Circuit from 1991-2002. In 1991, he became the youngest Circuit Judge in the history of the First Circuit. During his twelve years on the circuit court bench, Ken handled more than 27,500 cases as a general jurisdiction judge, and was actively involved in seeking to improve the judicial system. Preceding his elevation to the judiciary, Ken was Pensacola’s first board certified real estate attorney.

Jacob Cremer
Attorney & Shareholder
Stearns Weaver Miller

Jake counsels clients in their interactions with local, state, and federal governments on environmental, land use, and land development issues.  He has been lead counsel on a variety of complex permitting and economic development matters. He excels in complicated matters requiring both environmental and land use permitting, including brownfield designations, urban redevelopment, and master-planned communities.  He has extensive experience protecting environmental and land use permits against challenges, defending against government compliance and enforcement issues, and litigating property rights issues, including before the United States Supreme Court.

Ronald Weaver
Attorney & OF Counsel
Stearns Weaver Miller

Ronald Weaver has extensive experience in advising landowners, development companies and occasionally local governments in environmental, land use and property rights law and real estate acquisition and financing. He has conducted land use, environmental, zoning, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), comprehensive plan, and concurrency due diligence for the acquisition and development of over $6 billion worth of Florida property in 32 different counties and 62 cities, including a $600 million due diligence of 12 properties for one acquisition/financing, and a dozen others over $100 million throughout Florida.

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The What’s Up! Chat Series is an educational program which connects our membership with local experts and community leaders in an informal setting. This format creates a unique opportunity for speaker and audience to understand an issue’s impact on commercial real estate and the community as a whole. 

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