We are pleased to welcome Principals Mark P. Barnebey and Scott E. Rudacille to the firm. They joined our firm’s Land Use, Local Government, and Real Estate practice areas bringing a wealth of expertise representing clients in all aspects of local government law and the land development approval process.
Mark, who is past Chair of the City, County and Local Government Section of the Florida Bar, will head up the firm’s Local Government Practice Group. He currently serves as City Attorney for the City of Palmetto, special counsel for the Manatee County School Board, and counsel for several special and community development districts. He was the senior land use attorney for Manatee County for over thirteen years.
Scott’s practice areas include land use, local government, and administrative law, representing both private and public sector clients. He currently serves as counsel to a number of local government entities, including the Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority and the Riverwood Community Development District. He has represented the City of Palmetto on various items including work with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Planning and Zoning Board, and the City Clerk.
Mark and Scott have attained the distinguished AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® which is a well-established peer review system spanning over a century. Ratings attest to a lawyer’s professional legal ability and ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Additionally, both attorneys are Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar.
We are delighted that attorneys of the caliber of Mark and Scott have joined us. Their reputation for integrity and their common sense handling of client matters will deepen our ability to respond to our land use and governmental clients. We at Blalock Walters have always considered them friends; now we are pleased to call them our colleagues,” said Cliff Walters, managing partner of Blalock Walters.