Tampa, Fla. – August 19, 2013 – Carlton Fields’ Tampa Of Counsel, Nicole C. Kibert, was elected chair of The Florida Bar’s Environmental & Land Use Law Section (ELULS). Kibert was sworn in as chair on August 9, 2013 during the section’s Annual Update in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Her term is one year.
As ELULS chair, Kibert will preside at all ELULS meetings and appoint all ELULS committees and committee chairs, be responsible for all reports to be submitted to The Florida Bar, and shall perform such other duties as customarily pertain to the office.
ELULS is dedicated to serving the interests of more than 2,000 members and affiliates through educational programs and publications. The section sponsors a handful of seminars and workshops each year, in addition to free webinars, and offers course materials from past programs.
At Carlton Fields, Kibert chairs the firm’s “Go Green” initiative, a program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of our business practices by implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies, adoption of a green procurement policy, and reducing our energy consumption.
Additionally, Kibert represents developers in the creation of planned communities, condominiums (mixed-use, conversions, age restricted, commercial and residential) and subdivisions with a special emphasis on projects involving sustainable development, green building, downtown and brownfields redevelopment, renewable energy generation, and historic preservation. She also represents lenders, receivers and purchasers in workouts of distressed real estate assets including condominiums, marinas, and mixed use developments.
Kibert is a certified mediator and a LEED® Accredited Professional. She earned a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, a M.S. from the University of Florida, a B.S. from George Washington University, and she studied at Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Costa Rica.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast and in New York, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.