Shutts Continues Growth, Adds New Partners in Three Florida Offices

September 25, 2018 09:09 AM

Shutts & Bowen LLP continues to expand its Appellate, Business Litigation, and Tax and International Law practice groups throughout the Sunshine State. The firm announced today that it has added partners Meredith S. Delcamp in Tampa, Rachel E. Nordby in Tallahassee, and Veronica Vilarchao in Miami.

“We are excited to welcome these three seasoned litigators to Shutts,” said firm wide Managing Partner Michael J. Grindstaff. “Meredith, Rachel and Veronica each bring a wealth of knowledge and a diverse range of legal experience in their respective practices.”

Meredith S. Delcamp, a partner with Shutts’ Business Litigation practice group in its Tampa office, brings more than 13 years of experience in environmental and administrative law. Delcamp assists property owners, developers and businesses in a variety of transactional and litigation matters related to real property. With a background in environmental sciences, she advises clients on environmental and land use due diligence, permitting, and regulatory compliance matters involving federal, state, and local regulations. Delcamp holds a certificate in Environmental Law from Tulane University Law School, where she also received her J.D. In addition, she has dual undergraduate degrees from Coastal Carolina University in Biology and Marine Science.

“This was a significant opportunity for me to work with attorneys I have long respected and admired,” said Delcamp. “Specifically, I am excited to team up with Deborah Getzoff and to work with the Environmental practice group to service Shutts’ robust real estate practices firm wide. Shutts has such a talented group of attorneys that I know I can offer my clients the very best services Florida has to offer.”

Rachel Nordby joins Shutts as a partner and Vice Chair of the firm’s Appellate practice group in Tallahassee. Before joining the firm, she served as the Senior Deputy Solicitor General for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In this role, she represented the State, its agencies, and public officials in cases involving constitutional challenges and issues of statewide impact. She has argued numerous high-profile cases before the Florida Supreme Court and Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, and provided trial support to program units within the Office of the Attorney General, including state programs, revenue litigation, and complex litigation. Nordby received her J.D. from Florida State University and an undergraduate degree in Classical Studies from the University of Florida.

“I am thrilled to join the accomplished and dedicated team at Shutts,” said Nordby, who has served as counsel of record in various matters before the United States Supreme Court and has represented clients in federal, district and circuit courts. “This firm has such a strong presence throughout the state, and it excels at providing legal services of the highest quality to its local, national, and international clients.”

Veronica Vilarchao joins Shutts as a partner in the Tax & International Law practice group in the firm’s Miami office. Her practice focuses on various areas of international transactions and taxation, corporate taxation, federal tax controversies, tax-exempt entities, joint ventures, and general corporate and partnership matters. She has nearly 20 years of experience in structuring U.S. investments of non-U.S. persons, domestic and offshore tax and estate planning for U.S. and non-U.S. persons, pre-immigration and expatriation tax planning, and assisting foreign clients in structuring and documenting their investments for purposes of investor-based U.S. visas. Vilarchao holds an L.L.M from the University of Florida, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, as well as an undergraduate degree in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.

“As a native Miamian, I’m excited to be a part of a law firm with such a rich Florida history and a diverse and talented tax group,” said Vilarchao.

About Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with more than 280 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.

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