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Overview

Elise Batsel is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. She focuses her practice on land use, zoning, permitting, and transactional real estate.

Elise represents national and local developers and property owners before local, state, and federal governments on land use and land development issues. She has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of matters involving variances, rezonings, permitting, licensing, comprehensive plan amendments, and entitlements for multi-family commercial, industrial, hotel, master planned and mixed-use projects. She also has experience with economic development projects, as well as Public-Private Partnerships, and advises clients regarding the redevelopment of environmentally impacted sites and environmental and wetland permitting issues.

In the Real Estate arena, Elise represents property owners and developers in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings and leasing transactions.

Representative Experience

Land Development, Zoning, Environmental & Government Affairs

  • Represented developer in securing entitlements for over 7,000,000 square feet of entitlements for the redevelopment of a shopping mall.
  • Represented developers in the negotiation of development agreements, permitting and entitlements for the development of multiple golf course and residential communities.
  • Represented purchaser of hotel in the negotiation of entitlements, including comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning, for 100-room hotel addition.
  • Represented the developer of the first urban infill multi-family redevelopment project in Tampa, Florida.
  • Represented operator in the negotiation of a P3 Concessionaire Agreement “Public-Private Partnership” for parking facilities.

Real Estate

  • Represented developer in the acquisition, financing and entitlements for the redevelopment of $19 million mixed-use development.
  • Represented family office in the acquisition of a $65 million office tower.
  • Represented national retailer on real estate matters related to $100 million licensee acquisition.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Tampa Bay
    • National Delegate, 2021
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2019, 2021
  • University of Florida Bergstrom Real Estate Advisory Board, 2018-Present
  • First American Title Insurance Company, Attorney Agent

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2018, 2020
  • Excellence Award, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Tampa Bay Sales Transactions, 2017

Publications & Presentations

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 22
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |October 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 21
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 20
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 19
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 18
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID Legal Compass | Edition 17
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 16
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 15
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 14
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 13
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 12
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 11
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 10
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 9
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Edition 8
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | COVID-19 Updates | Edition 7
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | COVID-19 Updates | Edition 6
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | COVID-19 Updates | Edition 5
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2020

COVID News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: Hillsborough County Forges Ahead to Consider Doubling Development Fees During COVID-19 Era
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Timely and Significant COVID-19 Updates | Edition 4
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Timely and Significant COVID-19 Updates | Edition 3
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Timely and Significant COVID-19 Updates | Edition 2
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2020

COVID News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Government Affairs News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: COVID-19 Legal Compass | Timely and Significant COVID-19 Updates
Stearns Weaver MIller News Update|March 2020

Land Development News Update, Publications: Hillsborough County Sets Aggressive Twelve Program to Remake Development Policies - and Increase Fees
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|February 2020

Land Development News Update, Publications: Hillsborough County Continues Discussion on Changes in Land Use and Development Policies to Prepare for Smart and Sustainable Growth
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2020

Land Development News Update, Publications: Major Land Use and Development Policies Discussions Continue in Hillsborough County
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2020

Land Development News Update, Publications: Major Evolution in Land Use and Development Policies Ahead in Hillsborough County
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|December 2019

Events: What's Ahead and Why- Comprehensive Planning and Growth Management
33rd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School|July 2019

Land Development News Update, Publications: Friday Deadline for Hillsborough County's Final Impact Fee Buyback Solicitation
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2019

Land Development News Update, Publications: Important Land Development and Environmental Issues Following Florida's 2019 Legislative Session
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2019

Land Development News Update, Publications: What's Developing | Summer 2019
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2019

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