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    ORLANDO, FL – March 18, 2019 – With corporations making strides to improve their environmental practices and sustainability footprint amidst an increasing complex regulatory environment, GrayRobinson announces the establishment of an Environmental and Sustainability Law practice group, led by chair Stephen Tilbrook. Under Tilbrook’s leadership, the practice group will leverage a multi-disciplinary approach to address complex legal challenges and specialization in emerging areas of environmental law, including green building practices, energy efficient business ventures and renewable or alternative energy sources.

    “In a continually changing business climate, it is crucial to develop cutting-edge practices to evolve, protect and guide our clients on matters of environmental compliance and sustainability,” said Stephen Tilbrook, shareholder and chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Law group. “Our team stands at the forefront of these issues with our clients, and our redefined focus is reflective of the innovative and proactive measures we offer to help our clients responsibly accelerate their business growth.”

    Comprised of former counsel and senior management for state and local environmental agencies, GrayRobinson’s Environmental and Sustainability Law group has decades of experience in resolving environmental and sustainability challenges for private and public entities. The group practices before every major federal, state and local permitting authority throughout Florida, and throughout the Southeast and in Washington. Through a multi-disciplinary approach and collaboration with a wide variety of specialized practice groups, GrayRobinson represents businesses, landowners and developers, and serves as special counsel to counties, cities and special districts throughout Florida on matters of permitting, litigation and transactions.

    “With Steve at the helm, our Environmental and Sustainability group continues to demonstrate its ingenuity and depth of knowledge in the most critical and developing areas of this complex practice,” said Mayanne Downs, president and managing director of GrayRobinson. “That commitment to innovation is evident in the addition of our specialized sustainability experience now made more prominent in the redefinition of this group’s important work.”

    As a former assistant general counsel with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tilbrook is well-versed in the regulatory systems that protect the state’s environment and natural resources and helped achieve the first completed brownfields site in Broward County. He also has experience in addressing environmental permitting and cleanup for the marine industry, homebuilders, the petroleum industry, the agricultural industry, chemical manufacturers, dry-cleaning facilities and recreational facilities including golf course developments.

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