TAMPA, FL – An avid supporter of the Tampa Bay area, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Associate Matt Newton has been elected to the Community of Tampa Bay Board of Directors. Community Tampa Bay cultivates inclusive leaders to change communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interaction by empowering people with the tools to have hard conversations with others who don’t look like them, live like them, or love like them, creating a community free from all forms of discrimination. Matt has been an active supporter of Community Tampa Bay, and looks forward to contributing as a member of its Board of Directors.
“Matt has proven himself as a community servant committed to anti-discrimination, civil rights, and social justice. His commitment to Community Tampa Bay only serves to reiterate that he is personally dedicated to our mission of realizing a community free from all forms of discrimination,” said Tammy Briant Spratling, Chief Executive Officer, Community Tampa Bay. “We are grateful for his future service.”
A lawyer in Shumaker’s Tampa office and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (both circuit civil and appellate), Matt has guided clients through numerous complex local government land use matters, structured creative legal strategies for both new and growing businesses, and has resolved a wide variety of legal disputes through both traditional litigation and alternative strategies. Matt’s experience also extends to state and local election and political law, including campaign compliance and recount navigation.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker is a premier provider in legal and legislative services with a team of more than 270 lawyers and advisors. Whether it’s commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all Shumaker initiatives.