For the 19th consecutive year, Blalock Walters’ local government and land use attorney Mark P. Barnebey will present Land Use Law at The Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section Certification Review in Buena Vista, Florida on May 8, 2014. He has participated in all of the Section’s certification review courses.
Barnebey has practiced in land use and local government law for the past thirty (30) years. He has successfully represented clients regarding a wide variety of development projects including multiuse projects, an arena, and a power plant. He served as the senior land use attorney for Manatee County for 13 years and as School Board Attorney or special counsel for another 12 years. He currently serves as City Attorney for the City of Palmetto, and counsel for several special districts and agencies. He is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law.
Among his lecture presentations, he participated in all nineteen (19) certification review courses and in the first Florida Bar live simulcast seminar, speaking on the topic of quasi-judicial proceedings. He received the Paul S. Buchman Award for outstanding contributions to local government law from the City, County and Local Government Law Section and was awarded the George W. Simons, Jr. Award by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association for contributions to planning and land use for the State of Florida. He received the 2011 Community Service Award from the Manatee County Bar Association for his record of service to the community.