Shutts & Bowen LLP is proud to announce that Harvey E. Oyer, III, a partner in their West Palm Beach office, was selected as the Florida Distinguished Author for 2013. Each year, the Board of Trustees of Florida House recognizes one Florida author and one Florida artist.
Mr. Oyer, a fifth generation native of Palm Beach County, is an award-winning and best-selling children’s book author. His books, The American Jungle, The Last Egret and The Last Calusa, have won numerous awards and are used widely by schools throughout Florida.
The Distinguished Author ceremony will be held on May 15 in Washington D.C., hosted by the Board of Trustees of Florida House. Also recognized will be the 2013 Florida Distinguished Artist, Guy Harvey. Past recipients of the awards include Clyde Butcher, Beanie Backus, the Highwaymen, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Gary Mormino, Carlton Ward, and Christopher Still.
Mr. Oyer chairs Shutts & Bowen’s Land Use Practice Group and is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He represents clients in real estate transactions, finance, land use, zoning, agricultural law, cultural property law and government relations/lobbying.