Deborah Getzoff Speaks at the 62nd Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Conference


Shutts & Bowen LLP was pleased to sponsor the 62nd Annual Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Conference, held September 18 through 20 at on Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Deborah Getzoff, a partner out of the Tampa office, was a featured conference educational speaker on the topic, “Coastal Law Update: Case & Final Orders Concerning Florida Beaches.”

The 2019 Conference was attended by several hundred attendees, including local beachfront government staff and officials, coastal engineers and consultants, dredging firms, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state environmental resource protection agencies. The 62nd Conference program featured discussions on a wide array of interesting and relevant coastal topics. Deborah’s talk focused on administrative and case updates including cases where Shutts’ environmental team in Tampa had successfully represented coastal applicants for Florida Department of Environmental Protection approvals.

Founded in 1957, the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association promotes effective beach management and preservation policies by working with local, state, and federal agencies to address statewide beach erosion. To learn more about the annual conference, click here.


About Deborah A. Getzoff

Deborah Getzoff is a partner in the Shutts Tampa office, where she is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. With more than 35 years of environmental and administrative law experience in both the private and public sectors, Deborah has had extensive experience representing developers, hotels, beach communities and condominiums in the permitting of land development projects, beach and coastal construction/protection projects, and marinas before state and federal environmental agencies. She has negotiated issuance of state and federal permits for large-scale developments involving impacts to wetlands, water quality and endangered and threatened species. She has obtained permits and state lands approvals for hotels, beach construction, coastal protection structures, and marina projects. Deborah served as Director of The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District Office from 1999-2011 where she managed permitting and compliance activities for Water, Waste, Air and Environmental Resource wetland programs in a twelve-county area.  She had previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Permitting at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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