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Robyn D. Neely
Robyn D. Neely
Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.419.8549
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

Robyn Neely focuses on a wide range of environmental matters. She has represented multi-national corporations, developers, financial institutions, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and various public and private sector clients on complex transactions throughout the United States. Her practice areas include environmental compliance, permitting, and enforcement; defense of waste generators and site owners in CERCLA and state site cleanups; transactional environmental work for sales, acquisitions, and leases; assessment and remediation of petroleum, dry cleaning, chlorinated solvent, radon, and arsenic impacted sites; agriculture related environmental issues, defense of RCRA enforcement actions; environmental assessments, environmental due diligence, and risk management; and redevelopment of contaminated properties.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of company who acquired real property in 1974 which was formerly owned and operated as a pesticide formulating facility, with brownfield cleanup activities involving chlorinated pesticides, ROCS, SVOCS, and arsenic soil and groundwater contamination impacting multiple surrounding properties.
 
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Representation of citrus grove owner with environmental due diligence and environmental compliance issues associated with buying, selling and operating citrus grove properties.
 
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Representation of national REIT in connection with the sale of 80 convenience stores and gas station sites, including sites in California, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Hawaii, and Florida.
 
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Representation of national REIT in connection with ongoing tenant compliance and environmental issues with regard to convenience stores and gas station sites.
 
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Representation of developers in connection with sale, purchase, and redevelopment of former golf course properties with arsenic soil and groundwater impacts for future development as residential properties.
 
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Representation of national company in connection with golf course acquisitions, development, and redesign for continued golf course usage, including assessment and remediation of arsenic impacts to soil and groundwater.
 
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Representation of national hotel chain in connection with acquisition and development of new hotel sites throughout the United States.
 
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Representation of national restaurant chain in connection with divestiture of assets throughout the United States.
 
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Representation of international manufacturer of power generation components in connection with chlorinated solvent assessment and response to a state environmental regulatory agency.
 
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Representation of municipal client in connection with arsenic soil and groundwater investigation and remedial evaluation in a recreational park.
 
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Representation of large luxury resort in connection with dry cleaning solvent assessment and remediation.
 
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Representation of large residential apartment developer in connection with investigation and response to chlorinated solvent soil and groundwater impacts related to adjacent former dry cleaning plant.
 
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Representation of international truck manufacturing company with regard to environmental issues related to sales and service facilities.
 
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Representation of national cell phone tower company in connection to environmental due diligence with regard to lease and development of cell tower sites throughout the United States.
 
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Representation of several large industrial manufacturing facilities in connection with industrial wastewater issues.
 
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Representation of large pharmaceutical distributor in connection with resolution of $3.5 billion state RCRA enforcement action.
 
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Representation of developers, building owners and operators, and lenders in connection with mold-related issues, including overseeing mold investigation and remediation.
 
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Representation of large religious institution in connection with Federal asbestos enforcement action.
 
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Representation of large religious institution in connection with evaluation and remediation of arsenic soil impacts associated with CCA Lumber playground equipment.
 
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Representation of several large national lending institutions in connection with assessment of environmental risk related to proposed loans, foreclosure actions, and acquisition and development of branch locations.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2015, 2017, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Law in Orlando
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2017, Listed in Florida for Environmental Law
 
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Chambers USA 2012-2016, Ranked in Florida for Environment
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Frequent speaker on environmental law topics at regional and national conferences for attorneys, corporations, developers, lending institutions, consultants, and environmental professionals.
 
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CREW Monthly Program, Panelist, "From Brown to Green: How Redeveloping Brownfields can Increase Profits," August 17, 2016
 
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Akerman's Guide to Doing Business in Florida: A Legal Guide for Out-of-State and Foreign Businesses, Author, "Federal and Florida State Environmental Compliance," 2013 and 2016
 
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Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Real Estate Transactions," September 2013
 
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Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Environmental Law," August 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
 
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ABA, SEER, Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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City of Jacksonville, Environmental Law Division, Florida
 

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Robyn D. Neely

Practice
Real Estate
Education
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1987; Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Managing Editor
B.A., Florida State University, 1984; Business Administration
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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