July 20, 2018 – Shutts & Bowen LLP has added Edwin J. Stacker as a partner in the Real Estate practice group in its Fort Lauderdale office.
Stacker, started his legal career as an assistant attorney general for the State of Florida. As an assistant county attorney with Broward County, he was instrumental in the implementation of Broward County’s Comprehensive Plan and the promulgation of its Land Development Code. Since being in private practice, he has represented clients in the administrative and governmental processes at the local, regional, and state levels.
His clients have included property owners and developers of residential and mixed-use projects, regional malls, hotels, hospitals, industrial parks, marinas, petroleum and port-related facilities, and sports complexes, along with the telecommunications industry and public airport expansions. In such representations, he has extensive experience with large scale developments. He has represented both private and public-sector clients as lead counsel in the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process.
“As the landscape of South Florida continues to evolve through new development and the redevelopment of the urban centers, Ed’s knowledge of land use and his extensive experience are a great asset to the firm,” said Joseph M. Goldstein, Fort Lauderdale Office Managing Partner.
Stacker is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available to any individual lawyer, and has also previously been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for environmental and land use law. Stacker is a member of the Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Governmental Law Section as well as the Environmental and Land Use Law section.
“I’m very honored to join the Shutts team,” said Stacker. “I was drawn to the firm not only because of its reputation of excellence, but because of its statewide presence and ability to serve a broad portfolio of clients.”
Stacker received his J.D. and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.