Curriculum Vitae


The Colburn Firm, PL
April 2013 – Present – Sarasota, Florida
Special project counsel involving state and local government permitting, land use and development matters, green building and regulation, waterfront & docks, environmental permitting and due diligence.

Crane & Tide, LLC
July 2014 – Present – Sarasota, Florida & Washington, D.C.
Crane & Tide is a boutique consulting firm comprised of project-based problem-solvers with a secret sauce of contacts, experience, deep knowledge in land and development issues, and an unusual level of comfort and success addressing sticky, controversial, and/or bureaucratic issues.

Economic Recovery Group, LLC

April 2013 – May, 2015 – Sarasota, Florida & Winter Park, Florida
Economic Recovery Group (ERG) is a full-service law firm that assists Florida businesses and professionals with BP Settlement Program claims.

Florida Law Network

May 2012 – April 2013 – Florida
The Florida Law Network is a group of independent law firms practicing throughout the State of Florida that have combined their knowledge, efforts, and resources to increase efficiency and lower the costs of providing legal services. The member firms of the Florida Law Network are able to serve the interests of their clients because of its state, nation-wide, and global geographical reach, cumulative expertise in both general and specialized practice areas, and local community knowledge and legal credibility before a specific court or other decision-making body.

Kirk Pinkerton, PA

May 2007 – April 2013 – Sarasota, Florida
Real Estate, Development, Land Use, Permitting, Zoning, Green Building, Environmental Law, Government Regulation

Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, PA

October 2002 – April 2007 – Sarasota, Florida
Land Use, Real Estate, Environmental Law

Associate Attorney
Hartman, Simons, Spielman & Wood (formerly, Altman, Kritzer & Levick)

May 1995 – October 2002 – Atlanta, Georgia
Retail &Shopping Center Real Estate, Environmental & Land Use Law

Contract Associate
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

1995 – 1995 – Atlanta, GA
Contract associate in litigation group.

Augustine & Associates

1994 – 1994


Suncoast Community Capital
2010 – 2016
SCC’s mission is to empower people to achieve economic independence and transform their lives through entrepreneurship and financial asset building. SCC is an advocate for economic opportunities for small and emerging businesses. Its focus is on all aspects of small business development; emphasizing access to capital and markets, and creating growth to scale.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

2006 – 2014
The Mission Of The Artist Series Of Sarasota is to present live concerts for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of audiences in Sarasota, Florida and surrounding communities. ASCoS achievs its mission by: Presenting primarily classical music programming, featuring voice, piano, and other instruments with an emphasis on recitals and small ensembles.

Board Member & Immediate Past-Chairman
Downtown Sarasota Alliance

March 2009 – Present
DSA VISION: The DSA is the unified voice and guiding force for a vital downtown making Sarasota the greatest place in America to live, play, and do business. DSA MISSION: To provide a unified voice of the merchants, residents, property owners and businesses to promote and enrich downtown and play great robin roo casino games.

Board Member
Sarasota City Parks Foundation

2007 – 2010

Green Schools / Government Affairs
USGBC Myakka River Branch

2007 – Present

Government Affairs

2004 – Present

Legal Counsel / Board Member
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

October 2004 – 2009






University of Pittsburgh School of Law
JD, Law

1991 – 1994
Activities and Societies: Environmental Law Council

University of Arizona
BA, English, Pol Sci, Communications

1987 – 1991
Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Epsilon



2007 – Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce “Premier Volunteer Award”
2004 – Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce “Gold Seal Award” in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Exemplary Service
2004 – Gulf Coast Business Review “40 Under 40”