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Schropp Awarded Volunteer of the Year from Florida EDC

Fort Myers, FL, September 26, 2013 --( Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that at the 2013 Horizon Council Industry Awards Luncheon held on September 20, Attorney Russell Schropp was awarded the "Volunteer of the Year Award, Southwest Region" by the Florida Economic Development Council. Schropp has served as Chair of the Horizon Council's Business Issues Task Force since 2011. The task force is responsible for reviewing issues of significance to business interests in Lee County and making recommendations to the Horizon Council which ultimately provides advice to the Lee County Commission.

Schropp is Chair of the firm's Land Use & Environmental Law practice group and represents property owners and others before local, regional, state and federal agencies. He also writes the Judicial Update column for the firm’s Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate blog. Schropp joined Henderson Franklin in 1984 and also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Schropp is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored by Florida Super Lawyers ® magazine (2007–2013), by Best Lawyers in America® (2011-2013), Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite, noting his work in land use and zoning law.

Schropp is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society of Lee County (REIS). He previously served on the Board of Directors for Hope Hospice of Lee County and the City of Fort Myers Board of Zoning Adjustments and the Nuisance Abatement Board. Schropp was also a member, and former chair, of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

Schropp received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University (B.A.,1978), his Master of Science Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Florida State University (1980), and his law degree from Florida State University (J.D., 1984). He can be reached at 239.344.1280 or via email at

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, Naples and Sanibel Island. For more information on Schropp or Henderson Franklin, please visit
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