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Stearns Weaver Miller Continues Expansion of Statewide Land Development, Zoning & Environmental Team

June 25, 2015

Vin Marchetti and Jacob T. Cremer latest additions to Team

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. continues to expand its statewide Land Development, Zoning & Environmental team with the addition of Shareholder Vin Marchetti to the firm’s Tampa office.

With over 25 years of public and private sector experience in the Tampa Bay region and throughout Florida, Vin focuses his practice on land use, zoning, permitting, governmental affairs, and land use litigation. He is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County, and Local Government Law. A former senior assistant county attorney for Hillsborough County, Florida, Vin brings a unique perspective to issues involving real estate and land development law, including comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, development agreements, rezonings, and vested rights. He is recognized by legal publications including The Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubbell. Vin joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig.

Fifth year Associate Jacob T. Cremer also joins Stearns Weaver Miller’s Tampa office from Smolker Bartlett. Jake focuses his practice on environmental and land use law and government affairs. Jake began his career in Tallahassee, where he served as a Gubernatorial Fellow at the Department of Community Affairs. He develops strategies to protect his clients’ property rights, through both permitting and litigation, and has experience before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has substantial experience working with large landowners to plan for and permit development, mining, mitigation banks, and agricultural uses.

Additionally, Land Development & Real Estate Shareholder Claire Bailey Carraway recently rejoined the firm’s Tampa office following a longtime position as Assistant General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Bank of America. In this role she gained extensive experience in commercial real estate matters involving leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, land use, zoning and environmental issues, title and survey matters, and property and construction management.

The arrival of Vin, Jacob and Claire follow the addition of two Shareholders to the Miami office and a Shareholder and Director of Planning to the Tallahassee office, all within the past year. The group has also added new capabilities in the field of GIS data management, analysis, mapping, and CAD.

“Each one of our ‘new faces’ brings a unique perspective to navigating legal and business challenges,” said Managing Director Rick Schatz. “With this expanded team, we have enhanced our ability to assist clients with projects from the Panhandle to the Keys.”

Meet our Statewide Land Development, Zoning & Environmental Team

Contact Information 

Vin Marchetti, Shareholder | Tampa

Email: vmarchetti@stearnsweaver.com | Tel: 813-222-5033

Jacob Cremer, Associate | Tampa

Email: Jcremer@stearnsweaver.com | Tel: 813-222-5051

Claire Bailey Carraway, Shareholder | Tampa

Email: ccarraway@stearnsweaver.com | Tel: 813-222-5018

Rick Schatz, Managing Director | Miami

Email: rschatz@stearnsweaver.com | Tel: 305-789-3570