Former Tampa City Attorney Gina Grimes Joins Bradley To Expand Real Estate & Economic Development Practices

Gina Grimes

TAMPA, FL—Former Tampa City Attorney Gina Grimes is joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a partner, where she will lead the firm’s land use planning and economic development efforts in Florida.

In that role, she will focus her practice on real estate and economic development matters pertaining to land use, zoning, and governmental affairs, assisting clients throughout the entire life cycle of significant real estate development projects across the state. Ms. Grimes will officially join Bradley on November 1.

Ms. Grimes previously served as Chief Assistant City Attorney and City Council Attorney for the City of Tampa from 1985 to 2004 before joining the Tampa law firm of Hill, Ward and Henderson as a land use and zoning partner for 15 years. Ms. Grimes served as the Tampa City Attorney for the past three years following her appointment to that position by Mayor Jane Castor.

Ms. Grimes’s practice will include representation of both public and private-sector clients in all local government and development matters. She has extensive experience in all areas of land use, including land use litigation, Development of Regional Impacts (DRIs), comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivisions, impact fees, development design regulations, historic preservation, concurrency, and building and permitting regulatory issues.

Additionally, as part of Bradley’s Economic Development practice, Ms. Grimes will represent and counsel private-sector clients regarding resolution of issues with government agencies, including matters such as economic development incentives, regulatory legislation, and the preparation and negotiation of various agreements with government agencies.

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