Gunster environmental attorneys Debbie Madden, Luna Phillips and Beth Ross contributed to the latest edition of the Florida Bar Journal to discuss public-private partnerships regarding natural resources in the state of Florida.

A conscious, organized state and federal effort is recommended — one where landowners are afforded sufficient certainty as to the financial, contractual, and regulatory structure to engage. In this manner, Florida will be able to “bridge the gap” between resource issues and landowners capable of partnering to achieve sustainability.

Gunster attorney Debbie MaddenDebbie Madden represents clients in permitting, compliance, and litigation matters involving wetlands, water supply, listed species, mitigation banking, submerged lands, and coastal construction. She is a member of the firm’s environmental and land use practice in Fort Lauderdale.

Gunster attorney Luna PhillipsLuna Phillips is a shareholder in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing on environmental, administrative, and governmental law. She assists developers, agricultural entities, and public and private companies with water-quality regulations, environmental resource and water-use permitting, and listed species approvals.

Gunster attorney Beth RossBeth Ross is a shareholder in Gunster’s West Palm Beach and Orlando offices and focuses on Florida water law. Prior to Gunster, Ross served for 30 years at South Florida Water Management District.

Read the entire article now: Public-private partnerships can “bridge the gap” to resource sustainability (The Florida Bar Journal, Feb. 2018)

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