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Jason S. Lichtstein
Jason S. Lichtstein
Partner 
106 East College Avenue
12th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
 
Tel:
850.521.8018
Fax:
850.222.0103
 
 

Jason Lichtstein's practice focuses on cleanup and redevelopment of sites and includes a broad range of environmental transactional, environmental regulatory compliance, and state incentives and policy matters. He has significant experience in the cleanup, redevelopment, and reuse of Brownfields and other contaminated properties across Florida and is a past President of the Florida Brownfields Association. He has been closely involved in the drafting, lobbying, and passage of Brownfields legislation in Florida, expanding incentives for cleanup and redevelopment. His practice also includes renewable energy development and opportunities.
 
Representative Experience
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Miami Herald Site - Representation of buyer on environmental transactional, due diligence, and redevelopment planning issues in $236 million purchase of Miami Herald site in downtown Miami.
 
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Babcock Ranch - Lead environmental counsel for purchaser and developer of approximately 90,000-acre Babcock Ranch property in Charlotte and Lee County, Florida, and in sale of approximately 74,000 acres to the State of Florida, one of the largest purchases of conservation lands in Florida's history.
 
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Florida Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credits - Representation of multiple clients in obtaining Florida Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit (VCTC) awards on Brownfield and other eligible sites throughout Florida.
 
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Representation of national affordable housing developer in acquisition, cleanup, and redevelopment of sites in Florida, including former golf course sites.
 
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Representation of a Fortune 100 telecommunications company on Florida environmental assessment and cleanup projects.
 
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Representation of Fortune 10 company on broad range of state environmental transactional, compliance, and cleanup issues in development of numerous retail sites in Florida.
 
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Representation of shopping center owner in addressing drycleaning contamination from former drycleaner and advising on its redevelopment as new grocery store and plaza in Miami-Dade County.
 
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Extensive experience advising clients on Florida environmental notification, assessment, and cleanup laws and requirements.
 
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Representation of international client in evaluation of Florida localities for renewable energy initiative in Florida.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Chambers USA 2009-2014, Ranked in Florida for Environment
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2009, 2013-2014 Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Environment
 
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Real Estate Florida's 2009, Recognized as one of the "Top 40 under 40"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2007, Listed as an "Up and Comer"
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Frequent speaker on Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment issues at state and national conferences.
 
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1st Annual Southeast Brownfields Conference, Presenter on state Brownfield programs, features, and incentives. October 29, 2014
 
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The Florida Current, Quoted, Articles addressing Brownfield legislative issues in 2014 and 2013 Florida legislative sessions.
 
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Tallahasssee Democrat, Author, "Brownfield Focus Yields Success," October 2012
 
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The Housing News Network Journal, Author, "Developing Affordable Housing on Brownfields - A National Connection," July 2012
 
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Florida Specifier, Author, "Florida's VCTC Incentive Remains Strong as DEP Approves Record Number of Credits," June 2012
 
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The Florida Times-Union, Author, "Environment: Returning Green to Brownfields," November 2010
 
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Inside the Minds: The Impact of International Climate Change Policies, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books, Author, "Looking Beyond the Kyoto Protocol: The Future of Climate Change Law and Policy" book chapter, 2009
 
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Panama City News Herald, Co-Author, "The Promise of North Florida's Forests," October 2008
 
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Tallahassee Democrat, Co-Author, "Our Forests Can Help Meet Energy Goals," September 2008
 
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Daily Business Review, Quoted, Article addressing the Babcock Ranch property, "Conservation area, new city will be result of huge land deal," August 9, 2006
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Florida Brownfields Association, Board of Directors, 2007-2012
 
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Florida Brownfields Association, President, 2009-2010
 
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Florida Brownfields Association, President-Elect, 2008-2009
 
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Florida Brownfields Association, Legislative Committee, Current Co-Chair and Past Co-Chair
 
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Florida Department of Transportation, 2060 Florida Transportation Plan, Community Livability, Environmental Stewardship, and Mobility Advisory Group, 2010
 
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Florida Biofuels Association, Advisory Committee, Former Board Member; Legislative Committee, Co-Chair, 2009-2010
 
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Florida Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee, Member
 
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Florida Chamber of Commerce, Smarter Growth and Conservation Committee, Member
 
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Florida Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, OTTED Think Tank on Growth Management/Housing, Past Member, 2008
 
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Village of Biscayne Park, Florida, Code Enforcement Hearing Board, Past Member, 2004-2007; Past Vice Chair, 2006-2007
 
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School of Arts and Sciences, Board of Directors, 2014-current
 
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Temple Israel (Tallahassee), Trustee, 2011-2014
 
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University of Michigan Alumni Association, Tallahassee Alumni Group, Co-Founder, 2008
 
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Leadership Miami, Class of 2004-2005
 
Related Professional Experience
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Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1999-2000; U.S. Circuit Judge Rosemary Barkett, Miami, Florida, 2000
 
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Legal Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998-1999
 

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Practice
Real Estate
Education
J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1999
A.B., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1995; with distinction
Bar Admissions
Florida
Georgia
 
 
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