Meredith S. Delcamp is a partner in the Tampa and Sarasota offices of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

Meredith assists property owners, developers and businesses in a variety of transactional and litigation matters related to real property. Meredith has experience assisting clients in a variety of environmental regulatory and transactional matters, including assisting with due diligence, permitting and federal, state and local government compliance matters.  Meredith has obtained Site Rehabilitation Completion Orders from the FDEP for her clients, both without conditions and with conditions, such as institutional and engineering controls designed to limit risk exposure which are imposed through restrictive covenants.  Meredith additionally has experience litigating environmental matters, including those under NEPA, the Clean Water Act, including Section 404 wetlands permitting, CERCLA, including Superfund liability, cost recovery and third party claims, as well as those under Florida law, including Chapter 376, F.S, and common law claims.

Meredith’s land use practice involves representing developers, land owners and business owners before county and municipal governments, including zoning boards and commission/council members, to obtain rezoning, variance, special exception, site plan and other development approvals, as well as to conduct in depth due diligence review regarding prospective developments.  Meredith maintains good relationships with land use planners, engineers and other consultants to support her land use practice throughout Florida, but specifically within Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.   In addition to representing a variety of private developers, Meredith has represented public and private utilities, national grocery store chains, and non-profit organizations such as Mote Marine Laboratory in seeking land use approvals associated with their operations.

Meredith is also an environmental, land use and real estate litigator, focusing on matters involving environmental contamination, including those involving CERCLA and Chapter 376, Florida Statutes, as well as land use litigation involving both obtaining development entitlements as well as challenges to those entitlements, pursuant to Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, as well as the Bert J. Harris Act.  Meredith also has experience litigating administrative challenges before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH).

Meredith’s real estate litigation practice includes representation of public and private corporations, REITs, and private equity funds in matters related to title defects, boundary disputes, contract disputes, homeowners’ associations and other property owners’ associations, leasing and landlord/tenant disputes, eminent domain/inverse condemnation, and construction defects, as well code enforcement actions with local governments.

Meredith also has experience with LEED certification and other green development and building needs. She holds a certificate in Environmental Law from Tulane University Law School.

Credentials

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 2005
    • Tulane Law Review
    • Environmental Law Certificate
  • Coastal Carolina University, magna cum laude, B.S., 2002
    • B.S. in Biology and Marine Science
    • Sigma Zeta Beta Mu

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • National Rental Home Council, Operations Committee Co-Chair, 2018
  • Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Tampa Bay Watch
  • Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, Environmental Law, Spring 2010
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • S. Green Building Council, Central Florida Chapter
  • Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Law Week Committee
    • Co-Chair, Eminent Domain Committee, 2013-2014
  • Family Forum Clinic

News & Insights

Presentations

  • "Follow the Money to the End: Capital Investment and Managing Environmental Risk," Florida Chamber Foundation's Environmental Permitting Summer School Conference, Marco Island, 2019
  • The Anatomy of the SFR Deal, Single Family Rental Investment Forum, Miami, 2017
  • Green Building in the Sunshine State, St. Petersburg Bar Association

Accolades

  • Real Estate Department of the Year, Daily Business Review, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-present

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