Fort Myers, FL, October 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Environmental and Land Use Attorney Amanda Brock has been appointed to serve on the City of Fort Myers’ Brownfields Advisory Board. The Board reviews and recommends ways to encourage public interest and participation in the Brownfields initiative. The Board also assists in guiding and setting policy for the City's Brownfield Redevelopment Program to turn around abandoned or under-used real property that may have environmental contamination.
Brock is an associate in Henderson Franklin’s Land Use & Environmental Law division. She concentrates her practice in matters involving environmental compliance, zoning, development approvals, property tax appeals, and hazardous waste site remediation. She is a regular contributor to the firm’s blogs, The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate (www.legalscoopswflre.com) and Florida Immigration Law Blog (www.flimmigrationlawblog.com).
Brock also lectures on topics relating to contaminated site remediation, negotiating consent orders and settlement agreements with state and local agencies, and Brownfields redevelopment. She has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a Rising Star in the fields of land use, zoning and environmental law for the last three consecutive years (2009-2011).
Brock is very active in the community. She serves on the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS), on the Leadership Council for the Take Stock in Children program and on the Board of Trustees for the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. Brock is also a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, as well as the Administrative and Environmental and Land Use Law Sections of The Florida Bar. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law (cum laude).
Henderson Franklin is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, banking and creditors’ rights, estate planning and administration, family law, land use and environmental law, immigration law, commercial and civil litigation, eminent domain, workers' compensation, employment law and real estate. 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 Sanibel Island. For more information on Brock or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.