Orlando, Fla. – July 15, 2013 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that environmental and land use law attorney Ted R. Brown has joined the firm's Orlando office. He was previously with Baker Hostetler.
Mr. Brown's practice is centered on the representation of developers and companies active in land acquisition and development. From 1988 until 1996, he served as vice president/general counsel of Arvida Company, a firm engaged in the development of master-planned communities in various markets around the United States. In that capacity, Mr. Brown was responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and, in particular, the land entitlement and environmental permitting processes.
Mr. Brown is recognized as a top attorney in environmental, real estate, and land use law by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America,and Super Lawyers magazine. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on its Community Development Council. He also is a former president of the Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress, a coalition of land development companies seeking to make the Section 404 wetlands program and the Endangered Species Act operational protocols more balanced. During his tenure, Mr. Brown testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on the reauthorization of both the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
Holland & Knight's real estate practice is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm, with more than 200 lawyers who work in collaboration to address the legal needs of clients engaged in the development, construction and operation of real estate projects around the globe. U.S. News - Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2013 Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law.
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