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Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick W. Krechowski as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning and Public Policy & Government Relations practices. Based in Balch’s Jacksonville office, Patrick enhances the firm’s real estate capabilities in Florida.
Patrick brings over 20 years of experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law to Balch. His practice focuses on all aspects of zoning and land use law, real estate due diligence, environmental permitting (including sovereign submerged lands and riparian rights), environmental remediation, water use permitting and planning, beach nourishment projects, coastal construction and due diligence before local governments and federal and state agencies, including associated administrative and civil litigation. Over his career, Patrick has represented various state agency boards and local governments, including serving as the City Attorney for Neptune Beach, Florida.
“Patrick’s arrival adds a valuable component to our strong real estate practice, and our clients will benefit from his experience and creative approach. His unique insights into state agency boards and local governments will assist our clients as they navigate challenges often encountered in seeking local and state approvals for real estate projects,” said Stan Blanton, managing partner.
Actively involved in his community, Patrick is a member of Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors, Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Trustee, Northeast Florida Builders Association, Florida Brownfields Association, JAX Alliance Industry Affairs Committee, Jacksonville Urban Core Economic Development Forum, the Rail Yard District Business Council and is a member of the Duval County Food Desert Public Policy Coalition. He was also a member of Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2017.
Patrick is a current member of the steering committee for the 15th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference recognized as the largest, most comprehensive and diverse environmental education opportunity in the Southeast.
“Patrick’s practice in recent years has included significant work in the areas of urban development and repurposing of vacant commercial spaces as clients are looking for innovative ways to bring new development to life. He brings a great deal of creativity and flexibility to these projects that benefits clients and our communities. We are excited to have Patrick join our Jacksonville office,” said Geremy Gregory, Jacksonville office managing partner.
Patrick is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. He received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center.
“Balch offers an outstanding platform to serve clients in today’s growing climate. I am thrilled to be a part of the firm’s sophisticated, yet flexible approach to client service and its depth of service offerings, especially its keen focus on real estate development across the nation,” said Patrick Krechowski, partner.