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Fort Myers Attorney Cody Vaughan-Birch Achieves Board Certification in City, County & Local Government Law

Fort Myers, FL, August 05, 2011 --( The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Cody Vaughan-Birch, an attorney in the Land Use & Environmental law division, is now Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Attorneys who become board certified are evaluated as to their character, ethics and reputation for professionalism in the practice of law. Board certified lawyers are legal experts dedicated to professional excellence.

Vaughan-Birch's practice encompasses many areas of local government law, including zoning approvals, administrative appeals, development agreements, agricultural and real property tax appeals, and negotiating infrastructure agreements for large-scale commercial and residential developments. He was the first land use attorney in Fort Myers to obtain LEED AP certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Vaughan-Birch also writes for Henderson Franklin’s blog, The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate ( He is a member of the Charlotte County Marine Advisory Committee, Coastal Conservation Association and Real Estate Investment Society. He also serves on the board of Special Equestrians, Inc. in Lee County.

Vaughan-Birch received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University, cum laude.

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami. A full-service firm, Henderson Franklin has over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, commercial and civil litigation, immigration law, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and on Sanibel Island. For more information on Vaughan-Birch or Henderson Franklin, please visit

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