Tampa, FL – May 13, 2014 – Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that Tampa Shareholder Kenneth A. Tinkler received the Paul S. Buchman Award from the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar.
This annual award recognizes Tinkler’s “outstanding contribution in the area of Legal Public Service.” Tinkler also was recognized for his service to the Section and its Executive Council, including his service as Chair of the Section, and other contributions to The Florida Bar and the legal profession.
The Paul S. Buchman Award is named in memory of a longtime Plant City attorney, Paul S. Buchman. Buchman served Plant City as its city attorney for 42 years, until his death in 1991. Buchman was one of the founding members of the Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar and in 1973-1974, and he served as its first Chair. During his long tenure with the City, Buchman was recognized throughout the state and nationally for his contributions to municipal law. Among his many honors, Buchman was the recipient of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers’ Award for Outstanding National Public Service by a Municipal Attorney. After his death, he was recognized for his contributions to municipal law and his service to the community.
Tinkler’s practice involves a wide variety of government law issues with a focus on land use, environmental & energy permitting, ethics regulation and election law. His experience includes representation of individuals and corporations dealing with federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as representation of county government and constitutional officers.
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