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Richard represents businesses and individuals in administrative litigation, land use and zoning matters, and licensing and permitting matters. He also has an extensive background in civil litigation and represents businesses and real estate professionals in contractual, employment and tort claims.

Richard also represents many Florida school boards (before both administrative and civil courts) in tort and special education matters under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act, and representation in connection with Constitutional matters under the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments.

Richard received his undergraduate and law degree from Florida State University. He may be reached at 239.344.1182, or via email at

Impact fees charged by Lee County for roads, parks, and schools increased by 2.5% on March 7, 2020. The increase is part of a regularly scheduled increase adopted by the Lee County Commission in 2018, but will still leave fees at 50% of their full established rates adopted by the County.


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