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Robert Volpe

Senior Associate

Robert Volpe represents property owners and developers on land use and real estate development issues.  His practice focuses on disputes involving private property rights, complex real estate transactions, comprehensive planning, zoning, developments of regional impact, and other planned and large-scale developments.  Robert formerly served as Chair of the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission and Local Planning Agency.  Robert routinely presents on the legal aspects of land use and development including lectures at Florida State University in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.  As a compliment to his legal practice, Robert is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with experience in the valuation of commercial and agricultural properties.

EDUCATION:

  • Florida State University, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Certificate in Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
    • Article Selection Editor, Florida State University Law Review, Volume 42
  • Florida State University, B.S., Real Estate

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS:

  • All Florida Courts
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • S. District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES:

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Section of Environmental and Land Use Law, Executive Council Member
  • Florida Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (2010-present, License #RZ3418).

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission, Chair 2019-2021, Member 2018-2019
  • Tallahassee-Leon County Local Planning Agency, Chair 2019-2021, Member 2018-2019
  • Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Citizens Advisory Committee, Member 2019-2021

AWARDS:

  • Judy Florence Memorial Outstanding Service Award, Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Section (2018)
  • Stephens/Register Leadership and Vision Award, Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Section (2019)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Presentation, American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Comprehensive Planning in Florida (2019)
  • Presentation, Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting School, Strategic Planning and Permitting for Development (2019)
  • Presentation, Tallahassee Bar Association, Planning for the Future: Emerging Technologies and Development (2018)
  • Lecture, Florida State University, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Legal Basis of Land Use Planning (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Presentation, Northeast Florida Environmental Summit, Securing the Future: Strategies for Sustainability, Property Security (2016)
  • Presentation, Florida Brownfields Association, Designating a Brownfield – City of Tallahassee South Monroe Corridor (2016)
  • The Role of Advanced Cost Recovery in Nuclear Energy Policy, 15 SUSTAINABLE DEV. L. & POL’Y 28 (2015)

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