As one of the first law firms in Florida to address the legal issues stemming from sea level rise, Becker is excited to announce its interdisciplinary Sea Level Rise Advisory Team which includes experienced and knowledgeable lawyers ready to assist our clients in preparing for the future.
Our multifaceted team is comprised of specialists at the forefront of this emerging area of environmental law. This includes attorneys and government relations professionals across our Land Use & Zoning, Government Law & Lobbying, Community Association, Real Estate, and Construction Law & Litigation practices.
Led by Ellyn Bogdanoff, the team provides a comprehensive range of services to address flooding and other impacts of sea level rise. In 2021, for example, Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying Practice was instrumental in helping to secure the passage of Florida’s “Always Ready” legislation which will provide more than $100 million every year to help Florida communities combat the effects of rising sea levels.
Flooding due to sea level rise is and will continue to be a big challenge, not just for those living on South Florida’s waterfront, but across the state. Local governments are realizing the significant impact of flooding and are combatting sea level rise by creating resiliency task forces and taking action to revise land use planning and zoning requirements and make upgrades to their stormwater infrastructure and sewage systems.
But it’s not only local officials that must have a plan to respond to rising seas, landowners, developers, condominium and homeowner associations, and everyone in between, must also be prepared for the impacts posed by sea level rise, and develop strategies to prepare their properties accordingly.
Becker’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Team is prepared to help clients mitigate damages from sea level rise, evaluate options to prepare for the short and long-term, and develop financially feasible adaptation strategies. To learn more, please visit FloridaRisingSea.com.