Gunster attorneys Luna Phillips, Beth Ross, and Lauren Shumate co-authored a discussion regarding hotel water expenses in a recent article featured in Hotel Executive. They offer a variety of suggestions on how hotels and resorts can be more mindful of their demanding water expenses.
According to the article, careful crafting of new utility service agreement terms, understanding existing contract terms, as well as learning about the hotel water provider’s underlying water rights will help favorably secure a hotel’s water budget. In addition to the discussion on potable supplies, the authors also discuss irrigation water supplies and the benefits it can bring. By evaluating specific hotel and resort water supply information, one can better identify the most suitable approach to cut costs, find cost-partners, and secure water rights.
Luna Phillips leads Gunster’s environmental law practice. Prior to joining the firm, Phillips was a senior attorney for the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. She practices exclusively in the area of water and natural resources law before state and federal agencies.
Elizabeth Ross is an of counsel attorney who focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of environmental and land use law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a lead attorney for the South Florida Water Management District. Her legislative experience includes drafting and negotiating Florida’s water supply related laws, where she seeks to provide an unparalleled understanding of Florida’s water laws and policies from inception to implementation.
Lauren Shumate focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters. Prior to joining Gunster, Shumate interned for the Honorable James D. Whittemore of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, as well as for the Honorable Raymond O. Gross of the Sixth Circuit in Pinellas County, Florida.
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