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Energy & Natural Resources - Florida
"He is very familiar with municipal government law issues and knows how to lead clients in the right direction." "He is exceptional; his knowledge of the utility business in Florida and across the US is vast."
This content is provided by Thomas A. Cloud
Administrative & Regulatory; Land Use Law; Utilities; Government; Environmental & Sustainability Law
Through four decades, Tom has been a local and state government, utility, land use, and environmental law attorney. Board certified in City, County and Local Government Law, Tom has represented over 80 Florida cities, including six as city attorney. His practice includes negotiating complex contracts, drafting dozens of city and county legislative initiatives and ordinances, creation and defense of municipal rates, fees, assessments, and charges, obtaining state and local government regulatory approvals and all matters attendant to the acquisition, development, and utilization of both real property and business acquisitions and sales. He has been responsible for the application and approval of over 25 Developments of Regional Impact throughout central Florida, as well as dozens of other complex land use matters.
The Florida Bar- Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee; Florida Municipal Attorneys Association - President, 2015-2016, Executive Council, 2010-2017; American Bar Association
For 30 years, Tom has been a frequent author and lecturer in Florida on a variety of municipal, land use, and legal topics.
Wake Forest University, B.A. (magna cum laude, honors in history, 1976); Florida State University, J.D. (honors, 1979)