Partner Andrew Diaz had a great time speaking to the Law class at the Academy of the Holy Names this week. Mr. Diaz discussed the legal profession and specifically eminent domain law. Many thanks to teacher Dana Nazaretian for inviting him to speak to her class. What an outstanding group of young women!
The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Regional Premium Transit Feasibility Study shifts the focus from light rail to Bus Rapid Transit (“BRT”). The study concluded that the use of buses in dedicated lanes is significantly less costly than light rail and could be implemented in as little as 5 years.
To read more, including what it means for the Tampa Bay area transportation system, click here.
A plan for Tampa’s transportation referred to as BRT is set to be unveiled to the public at next week’s Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership Group (TMA). The concept involves a rapid bus transit system, in place of light rail, to improve transportation in the Tampa Bay area. The preferred route would travel alongside Interstate 275 from Wesley Chapel to the University of South Florida to Tampa and then across the bay to St. Petersburg.
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Transportation is one of the Tampa Bay Times’ key issues for 2018 – read the article here for more details.
Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz was proud to sponsor and attend the Jesuit Bar Association and Academy of the Holy Names Bar Association Christmas Party at Ulele. Proceeds from the event will go towards bringing Christmas joy to children in the Migrant Education Program in Hillsborough County.
Pinellas County commissioners met last week to discuss matters relating to transportation, including a review of the many projects currently taking place. David Gwynn, Florida Department of Transportation secretary for District 7, stated that today’s motorists want additional options for travel to reduce congestion. Gwynn also covered projects totaling $1.4 billion around the county that are part of FDOT’s 5-year work program. Three big “interstate modernization projects” include construction of a new Howard Frankland Bridge, which does not currently meet FDOT’s design and safety policy, Gateway Expressway and I-275 Pinellas Corridor.
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Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz proudly sponsored and participated in Avison Young’s annual tennis tournament benefiting the Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay, a non-profit that supports children in foster care who need additional support in finding families due to factors of age, race, and children with special needs. Congratulations on raising $21,500 this year!
To learn more about the organization, visit the Children’s Board Heart Gallery website.
Thank you Dean Saunders and team for another great evening at CBC Saunders Real Estate 13th Annual BBQ!
Gaylord Merlin is proud to be recognized as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for Eminent Domain Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2018.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based upon a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys is their respective fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.
Partner Blake Gaylord presented at the October 2017 CLEI Eminent Domain Conference held in Tampa on the topic of Negotiation Strategies in Eminent Domain.