Thomas A. Cloud
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Florida State University
Wake Forest University
Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law
Environmental and Sustainability Law
Land Use Law
Administrative and Regulatory
Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Past President, Past Executive Council
The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee
American Bar Association
For over four decades, Tom has focused his legal career on local and state government, utility, land use, and environmental law matters. Board certified in City, County and Local Government Law, Tom has represented over 80 cities in Florida, 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 aspects of 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.
In addition to handling municipal, land use, and environmental matters, Tom is one of the preeminent municipal utility attorneys in Florida, having successfully handled a wide variety of both transactional and litigation matters within the field. He has handled a variety of complex municipal, county, and special district financial transactions, including the defense of various capital and operational rates, fees, assessments, and charges.
For more than 30 years, Tom has been a frequent author and lecturer in Florida on a variety of municipal, land use, and legal topics.
Thomas Cloud is noted in the market for his significant experience acting for municipal bodies in energy and utility matters. He handles noncontentious matters such as financings as well as advising on regulatory issues.
"He is good to deal with and his breadth and depth of experience is really impressive."