June 6, 2018 12:06 PM
West Palm Beach partner Harvey E. Oyer III received the 2018 Presidential Citation Award presented by the Florida Historical Society on May 18, 2018. Harvey was honored for his exceptional service in support of preserving Florida history. The award was presented to him at the organization’s Annual Meeting & Symposium held in Sarasota.
Harvey E. Oyer III is a fifth generation native Floridian, and is related to the original “Barefoot Mailman.” As an attorney, Harvey has provided pro bono services to the Florida Historical Society, particularly in the acquisition and maintenance of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, home of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute. In addition to his work as an attorney, Harvey is the award-winning author of the children’s book series “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce,” based on Florida history. He is a passionate advocate for incorporating Florida history in schools.
Established in 1856, the Florida Historical Society is the oldest existing cultural organization in the state. FHS is dedicated to preserving Florida’s past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research on Florida history, and educating the public about Florida history through a variety of public history projects and programs. More information can be found at www.myfloridahistory.org.
Harvey E. Oyer III is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. As a fifth generation native of Palm Beach County, Harvey brings a unique perspective to his understanding of the issues facing the region, its real estate market and development. A registered lobbyist, Harvey represents commercial and residential developers, lending institutions, large rural land owners, and governmental agencies in real estate transactions, finance, land use, zoning, agricultural law, and government affairs.