After over six years of litigation and three successful appeals, partners Derek Schroth, Sasha Garcia and James Myers obtained the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s declaration the City of Ocala’s Fire User Fee is an unconstitutional illegal tax. The Fifth District Court of Appeal decided the City must refund millions of dollars in illegal taxes it imposed on its utility customers for over ten years. Read the Court’s decision.
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Please join us in welcoming Associate Attorney Kevin B. Rossi to the firm. Mr. Rossi is a “Double Gator,” having graduated Manga Cum Laude from University of Florida with a major in political science and having recently graduated from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Mr. Rossi is a native Floridian and will primarily assist partners Derek A. Schroth and Zachary T. Broome Continue reading “SEPTEMBER 26, 2019”
Please join us in congratulating James A. Myers as he begins his 2-year term as president of Educational Foundation of Lake County, Inc. The Foundation is the direct support organization and primary fundraising arm for Lake County Schools. It was established over 30 years ago and has ranked as one of the Top 50 education foundations in the country for the past two years. Continue reading “JUNE 27, 2018”
On March 13, 2018, partner Zachary T. Broome was successful, on behalf of Clermont Chain of Lakes Foundation, in persuading the Clermont City Council to remove Lake Hiawatha Preserve from its list of possible sites for a new boat ramp to Lake Minneola and hopefully end the litigation Mr. Broome filed against the City. Continue reading “MARCH 13, 2018”
On January 5, 2018, Derek A. Schroth, and associate attorneys, James A. Myers and Sasha Garcia, were successful, on appeal, in obtaining class certification on behalf of all those who paid “fire user fees” as part of their monthly water bill to the City of Ocala since February 20, 2010. This is the second successful appeal in this case. Read more about this lawsuit.
Please join us in welcoming associate attorney Adam Trumbly to the firm. Adam Trumbly recently graduated cum laude from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Trumbly will primarily assist partners Derek A. Schroth and Zachary T. Broome with general civil litigation.
Please join partner, Todd J. Mazenko, on March 6, 2018 as he presents as part of Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation’s ongoing Changing Seasons Series. The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Florida Hospital Waterman’s Mattison Conference Room in Tavares, FL.
Please join partner, Todd J. Mazenko, on October 18, 2017 as he presents at an Estate Planning Symposium hosted by The First National Bank of Mount Dora. This free event will take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Mount Dora Yacht Club at 351 West 4th Avenue in Mount Dora, FL. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 11th to firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 383-2140.
Please join partner, Todd J. Mazenko, on September 15, 2017 as he presents at the 19th Annual Estate Planning Professionals Seminar hosted by Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation, Inc. and Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. The seminar will take place from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at Florida Hospital Waterman’s Mattison Conference Room in Tavares, FL.
Managing partner Derek A. Schroth was a presenting speaker on the Florida Public Whistle-blower’s Act at The Florida Bar’s 40th Annual Local Government Law in Florida seminar. Derek A. Schroth is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law.