Daniel O’Keefe Reappointed to University of Florida Board of Trustees


Daniel O’Keefe Reappointed to University of Florida Board of Trustees

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce the reappointment of Orlando Co-Managing partner Daniel O’Keefe to the University of Florida Board of Trustees.

Daniel, who was reappointed to his position by the Florida Board of Governors, will once again serve a five-year term on the Board. As an alumnus of the UF Levin College of Law, Daniel is a former leader of the firm’s Real Estate practice group, handling real estate and land use issues and representing developers, homebuilders and financial institutions.

The UF Board of Trustees is the public body corporate of the university. The Board sets policy and serves as the institution’s legal owner and final authority. Trustees are responsible for cost-effective policy; implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission; performance evaluation; and developing a process meeting state policy, budgeting and education standards. UF’s 13-member board consists of six members appointed by the governor and five members appointed by the Board of Governors. The chair of the Faculty Senate and the president of the student body also serve as voting members on the board.

Daniel is a double Gator, receiving his B.S.B.A. in Business & Finance as well as his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida.

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About Daniel O’Keefe

Daniel O'Keefe is Co-Managing Partner of the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and former Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Daniel handles real estate and land use issues, from negotiating loans and government approvals to dealing with regulatory agencies and obtaining development approvals for builders and developers. Daniel assists developers, investors and home builders with local and national large-scale projects. Daniel is a former banker and represents financial institutions in loan transactions as well as work out and restructuring transactions.

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