Valerie Haber and John Harris Author Article in the October 2020 Edition of Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition Magazine

Florida – October 9, 2020 – Valerie L. Haber, shareholder in the firm’s Miami office, and John J. Harris, government consultant in the firm’s Tallahassee office, authored "Don't Fall Into the Permit Trap" published in the October 2020 edition of the Southern Beverage Journal, Florida Edition magazine. The purpose of the article is to "demystify" the local permitting process. As explained by Haber and Harris, "Home Rule" powers allow each of Florida’s over 400 municipalities to adopt their own laws as long as the laws are not in conflict with state or federal law. They continue on to disclose "in Florida’s 67 counties that have adopted a "charter" form of government, the county maintains some degree of authority over construction permitting within its borders."