Deborah Getzoff is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.
Deborah has more than 35 years of environmental and administrative law experience in both the private and public sectors.
She has had extensive experience representing developers, hotels, beach communities and condominiums in the permitting of land development projects, beach and coastal construction/protection projects, and marinas before state and federal environmental agencies. Deborah has negotiated issuance of state and federal permits for large-scale developments involving impacts to wetlands, water quality and endangered and threatened species. She has obtained permits and state lands approvals for hotels, beach construction, coastal protection structures, and marina projects.
Deborah served as Director of The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District Office from 1999-2011 where she managed permitting and compliance activities for Water, Waste, Air and Environmental Resource wetland programs in a twelve-county area. She had previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Permitting at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.