Thomas Mullin, an attorney in Nason Yeager’s Boca Raton office, recently spoke at the annual conference of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. The FAEP is an interdisciplinary association of environmental professionals in business, government, and academe throughout Florida. The event, held on September 22 and 23 included topics on: Innovation, Advancement and Research; Assessment and Remediation; Restoration and Conservation; and Agency Updates and Discussion.
Mr. Mullin’s topic, titled “State Lawmakers Getting Back to Work” was an interactive discussion of the 2016 State legislative session and featured the major environmental, utility and conservation legislation that passed in Florida. Last year saw many important bills fail due to political gamesmanship. However, in 2016, the State’s elected officials got back to work, passing numerous bills involving environmental and natural resource issues such as the omnibus water bill and state conservation lands use and funding. Mullin’s presentation not only provided a summary of the relevant bills that passed the legislature, but also highlighted the notable bills that did not and what to expect in 2017. Additionally, it highlighted the state budget items involving environmental issues and Amendment 1 land conservation funding.
Thomas Mullin practices exclusively in the areas of environmental and land use law. Mr. Mullin represents public and private sector clients seeking approvals from the water management districts, Florida DEP, US EPA, and US Army Corps of Engineers. Additionally, Mr. Mullin represents property owners and developers before various governmental boards including county and city commissions, planning and zoning boards, and code enforcement boards. Mr. Mullin obtained his bachelors of science in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and his law degree Nova Southeastern University.