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City of Ocoee hires Andrew Hand as Special Magistrate

(February 7, 2016) Andrew Hand has been selected to serve as Special Magistrate for the City of Ocoee. As Special Magistrate, Mr. Hand will hear code enforcement matters relating to commercial properties and red light camera violations. Ocoee Hires Special …

Various City Boards Get Primer on Sunshine Law

(January 20, 2017) Three city governing bodies held a joint workshop Wednesday, January 18, to listen to details about the Sunshine Law, which mandates how city officials conduct public meetings and make public records available to members of the public, …

Condo Builder Gets Another Chance In Defect Coverage Suit

(October 20, 2016) A Florida federal judge on Thursday conditionally agreed to reconsider his ruling that a general contractor’s insurance policy barred coverage for a lawsuit over damage to a condo tower because the damage was to the contractor’s own …

Markel Unit Fights To Secure Win In Builder Defect Fight

(October 3, 2016) A Markel Corp. insurer asked a Florida federal court Monday to keep in place its finding that the insurer doesn’t have to defend a builder in a lawsuit alleging construction defects at one of its condominium complexes, …

Andrew Hand Gains Board Certification

Andrew J. Hand is now Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law by The Florida Bar.  Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism …

Apopka Names Cliff Shepard as City Attorney

The City of Apopka, Orange County’s second largest city, has named Cliff Shepard its new city attorney. Shepard, who also serves as legal counsel for Maitland and Ponce Inlet was the unanimous recommendation of a six-person screening committee appointed by …