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Overview

I've always found him to be thoughtful and smart, and very plugged in locally.

- Chambers USA 2018

Reggie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee office with 27 years of experience serving private and public sector clients throughout Florida in the areas of governmental affairs, land use, growth management, environmental, land development, real estate, and administrative law. In today’s complex regulatory environment, Reggie advocates clients’ interests before federal, state and local government, representing clients in a broad range of matters involving transactions, entitlements, permitting, licensing, compliance, policy and rule-making, legislative and litigation matters.

Areas of Concentration

  • Growth management, land use and zoning law – permitting, compliance, enforcement and litigation
  • Land development, short and long-term strategic planning and asset positioning
  • Environmental law, permitting, compliance, enforcement and litigation
  • Real estate acquisition, sale and disposition
  • Administrative law, permitting, licensing, rule-making and litigation
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs)
  • Comprehensive planning and plan amendments
  • Development agreements
  • Master-planned communities in urban and greenfield settings
  • State lands and sovereign submerged lands
  • Wetlands regulation and permitting
  • Listed species
  • Utilities (wastewater, reuse, potable and irrigation water)
  • Community development and special districts
  • Annexation
  • Coastal regulation, permitting and litigation
  • Water use regulation, permitting and litigation
  • Mitigation banking
  • Hazardous waste and substances
  • Petroleum regulation

Representative Experience

  • Represents the developer of an “aging in place campus” located in Marion County, Florida which includes a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, independent living facility, surgery center, medical office and hotel.
  • Represents the developer of a large Development of Regional Impact in Marion County, Florida in finalizing an amended and restated development order updating the conditions including the transportation mitigation plan for a 20 year time period.
  • Represented the developer and operator of a hospital medical campus in the negotiation of a development agreement for the build-out of the campus addressing the comprehensive development issues associated with the campus, including the transportation concurrency and operational mitigation for a 20 year time period.
  • Represents a developer in the conversion of a golf course project to a residential community with amenities in Miami-Dade County.
  • Represented the developer in the redevelopment of a contaminated industrial site to a mixed-use project in the Florida Keys.
  • Represented the developer in the redevelopment of a contaminated site in Tallahassee consisting of multi-family, retail and office uses.
  • Represented a developer of coastal property in South Florida to negotiate a consent order with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection involving allegations of placement of non-compliant sand within the beach and dune system, and confirmation of finalize compliance to close the matter out.
  • Represented the developer of the 505-acre mixed-use (1,572 residential units, 162,927 sq.ft. office/commercial and 335,000 sq.ft. institutional) traditional neighborhood project in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Represents a fuel storage and distribution company related to various facilities throughout Florida.
  • Represents the developer of the 5,273-acre Old Brick Township Development of Regional Impact mixed-use (5,000 residential units, 150,000 sq.ft. commercial/office, 1,000,000 sq.ft. industrial) project in the City of Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida.
  • Represents the developer of the 13,193-acre On Top of the World Development of Regional Impact (32,400 residential retirement units, 400,000 sq.ft. commercial, etc.), and a 1,811-acre vested project (residential, commercial and industrial) in Marion County, Florida.
  • Represents the developer of the 5,187-acre Restoration Development of Regional Impact mixed-use project in the City of Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida.
  • Represented a hospital in the acquisition of real property and development of a free-standing emergency center in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Represented a developer on several projects in Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, and the City of Port St. Lucie, including the Verano and Reserve Developments of Regional Impact.
  • Represented a developer, in conjunction with a major natural gas company, to relocate a regional natural gas pipeline, including the transaction and governmental authorizations.
  • Represented a national developer in the establishment of a special improvement district for an infill redevelopment project to facilitate special financing for infrastructure.
  • Represented an international airport in the assessment, planning and implementation of environmental cost recovery program, including cost recovery litigation.
  • Represented a utility provider in litigation with several local governments over utility service areas and rights and obligations associated with those areas.
  • Represented a major oil and gas company in multiple class action litigation matters arising out of a contaminated site.
  • Represented the developer of a large marina including 147 ultra and mega-yachts, 125 dry storage slips, and a large boatyard facility in Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Represented the developer of the 700-acre Fallschase Development of Regional Impact (1,514 residential units, 35,000 sq. ft. office, 750,000 sq. ft. commercial) in Leon County, Florida.
  • Represented a national developer on several projects in the City of Palm Coast, Flagler County, and the Town of Marineland, including the mixed-used Marineland and Palm Coast Resort redevelopment projects, and Canopy Walk and Tidelands.
  • Represented a developer of a mixed-use project, including a mega-yacht marina, in the City of Miami, Florida.
  • Represented a developer in the redevelopment of an industrial corridor to mixed-use, including commercial, residential and marina uses in Flagler County, Florida.
  • Represented a local government regarding the permitting and construction of beach restoration projects.
  • Represented the developer in the redevelopment of the Diplomat Resort, including a hotel, convention center, condominium, golf resort, retail center and marinas in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Chair, 2016-2017
    • Chair Elect, 2015-2016
    • Chair, Business Advocacy Committee, 2013-2015
    • Chair, Growth Management and Infrastructure Committee, 2012-2013
    • Board Member and Executive Committee Member, 2012-present
    • Member, Governmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2012
    • Board Member, 2000-2001
  • Board Member, The Center for Real Estate Education & Research, Executive Board, Florida State University, 2014-Present
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
    • Chair, Capital Region Leadership Council, 2012-2015
    • Member, Capital Region Leadership Council, 2012-Present
    • Associate Sustaining Member, North Florida, 2012-Present
  • Member, Tallahassee Community Leadership Council on Gun Violence, City of Tallahassee, 2014-2015
  • Member, Association of Florida Community Developers, 2007-Present
  • Guardian ad Litem, 2nd Judicial Circuit, 2011-2015
  • Board Member, Child Advocates II, Incorporated, 2011-2013
  • General Counsel (pro bono), Florida Small Business Regulatory Advisory Council (SBRAC), 2009-2011
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission
    • Chairman, 2000-2003
    • Commissioner, 1999-2003
  • Board Member, Leadership Tallahassee's Board of Governors, 1997-2000
  • Chair, Opportunity Tallahassee, 1998-1999
  • Board Member, March of Dimes Board of Directors, 1997-1999
  • Leadership Tallahassee Class XIV, 1996-1997
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992-Present
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section and the Administrative Law Section, 1993-Present

Recognition

  • Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2013-2018; Environment, 2017-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation, 2006-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2016-2018
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2009 and 2012
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing Fall 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|December 2018

Events: “The Future of Florida’s Electorate – How will Florida Respond to the Rising Independent Voters?”
Association of Florida Developers, Inc.|November 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: New Bipartisan Federal Law Presents Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships
Stearns Weaver Miller New Update|November 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Update: IRS Provides Guidance for Big Capital Gains Break
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|October 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Summer 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Upcoming Vote on Amendment Two Has Significant Tax Implications for Non-Homestead Property Owners
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Proposed Changes Would Relax Endangered Species Act Restrictions
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |July 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing? | Spring 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Important Land Development and Environmental Issues Following Florida's 2018 Legislative Session
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Important Land Development and Environmental Issues Following Florida's 2018 Legislative Session
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing? | Winter 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Opportunities for Permit Extensions Available - But Claiming Them Not Always Straightforward
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: A New, Narrower Take on the "Incidental Take" of Bird Species under the MBTA
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Fall 2017
Stearns Weaver Miller Update|December 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: DOAH Recommended Order Clarifies ERP Public Interest Criteria
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |October 2017

Publications: Recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria | How can we help?
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |September 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: How Are Your Permits Affected by Hurricane Irma?
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Summer 2017
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: Important Land Development and Environmental Issues Following Florida's 2017 Legislative Session
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Spring 2017
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2017

Events: Acquisition Due Diligence & Entitlement Considerations
Florida State University Real Deals and Entrepreneurs Speaker Series|February 2017

Publications: We are at critical economic development point
Tallahassee Democrat|February 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Winter 2017
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: Florida's New Emergency Rule Requiring Public Notification of Pollution: What You Need to Know
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|October 2016

Publications: New Chamber plan will strengthen businesses
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Executive Orders Present Opportunities to Extend the Duration of Qualified Development Permits Across Florida
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|October 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Amendment 4 Could Spur Solar Energy Investment and Development in the Sunshine State
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2016

Events: Coastal Construction
Florida Chamber's 30th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School|July 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Golf Course Redevelopment Team Update: National and Florida Trends and Recent Local Government Regulatory Responses
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Executive Orders Present Opportunities to Extend Development Permits in 36 Florida Counties
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: U.S. Supreme Court Gives Landowners the Right to Challenge Army Corps' Jurisdictional Determinations in Court
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Legal Issues Raised by Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Resilience
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Important Recent Developments in the Federal Regulation of Wetlands
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2016

Publications: The Uncertain Fundamentals of Federal Regulation of Wetlands
The Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar Reporter|March 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Challenges in South Florida Coastal Permitting Projects Mount, with Statewide Implications
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|February 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Updates to Joint Coastal Permit Rules Provide Expedited Review And Longer Permit Duration
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Governor's Executive Orders Present Opportunities To Extend Expiration Of Development Permits
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2015

Publications, Recent News Updates: EPA and Army Corps Release New Clean Water Act Rule Interpreting and Expanding Jurisdiction
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2015

Publications: The Pulse Business Alert
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee|April 2015

Events: Capital Region Trends in Real Estate 2015
Urban Land Institute (ULI) |March 2015

Events: 2015 Legislative Session & Higher Education
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Forum|February 2015

Publications: Utility Update
The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee|October 2014

Publications: The Pulse Newsletter
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee|October 2014

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Newsroom

In the Media: Tallahassee Chamber charges ahead with new leadership
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2017

In the Media: Interview: Live in Tallahassee
Live in Tallahassee|August 2017

In the Media: Chamber conference first-timers share expectations
Tallahassee Democrat|August 2017

In the Media: Talk Show Appearance
WCTV - The Usual Suspects|June 2017

In the Media: Pinning Down City's Brand
Tallahassee Democrat|May 2017

In the Media: Chamber highlights Nashville "brand"
WCTV|May 2017

In the Media: Vince Long: 'Upgrade' planned for county permit process
Tallahassee Democrat|March 2017

In the Media: Chamber takes stance on urban infill
Tallahassee Democrat|March 2017

In the Media: Tallahassee Chamber supports city's substation plan
Tallahassee Democrat|March 2017

In the Media: Florida's economic forecast shows improvement
Tallahassee Democrat|February 2017

In the Media: Our issues Tallahassee
WTWC NBC 40 |January 2017

In the Media: Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce launches 'GrowTLH'
WCTV|January 2017

In the Media: Tallahassee and Leon County
Florida Trend|January 2017

In the Media: Is Tallahassee ready to meet future job needs?
Tallahassee Democrat|December 2016

In the Media: Chamber's strategic plan focuses on growing businesses
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2016

In the Media: Mobility fee study may include other options for Tallahassee and Leon
Tallahassee Democrat|May 2016

In the Media: Planners: Mobility fee more fair to developers
Tallahassee Democrat|April 2015

In the Media: Graham Meets With Tallahassee Business Leaders
WCTV|December 2014

In the Media: Gwen Graham begins talks with business leaders in jobs tour
Tallahassee Democrat|December 2014

In the Media: Advocacy Discussion on Chamber Connections
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce|October 2014

In the Media: Businesses could face higher electric rates
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2014

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