Balch’s Patrick Krechowski, member of the Real Estate Practice and partner in the firm’s Jacksonville, FL office, was a featured speaker at the Florida Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual 2021 Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, FL. on July 20-23. Patrick participated in a multi-disciplinary panel discussion entitled “Avoiding Public Hearing Pitfalls” that provided practical and legal insights into managing public hearings before local governments from both the private party and local government perspective.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1916 with the goal of encouraging a business friendly climate that allows job creators to create private-sector jobs and contribute to Florida’s economy. In the last 100 years. The Florida Chamber has worked to strengthen Florida’s agriculture industry, embraced and protected the state’s military and defense industry and fostered Florida’s unique quality of life. The Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida. The program features the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs.
Patrick has over 20 years of experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law. Patrick is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. 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/state agencies, including associated administrative and civil litigation.