Alicia Lewis | Associate | Marijuana lawyer

Alicia Lewis

Associate
Overview

Alicia Lewis is a member of the Land Use and Zoning practice group at Greenspoon Marder.  Ms. Lewis focuses her practice on land use, zoning, environmental and governmental law.  Ms. Lewis successfully represents the most prominent real estate developers in the country before federal, state, regional, and local government agencies to obtain comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, site plan approvals, platting, conditional use approvals, variances, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) amendments, and environmental permitting. In 2016, she was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Daily Business Review for her work as a land use attorney.

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Ms. Lewis practiced with a prominent local government and public finance firm. She advised public officials and private companies on federal, state, and local government matters and served as special counsel to several cities, counties, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, she traveled across the United States and Canada as a top business consultant for one of the largest consulting firms in North America.

Ms. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and also has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she was nominated for the prestigious Rhodes-Marshall scholarship. While in law school, Ms. Lewis was a Senior Editor for the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, a summer associate for two national law firms, and clerked for the Alabama Attorney General and Chief Administrative Law Judge.

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court, State of Florida
  • Supreme Court, State of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals, State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2011
  • M.P.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010
  • Universite de Fribourg Switzerland, International Arbitration Study Abroad, 2008
  • B.A., Auburn University, 2006
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, South Florida Section, Member
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers, Member
  • T.J. Reddick Bar Association, Secretary
  • Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Emerge Broward, Member
  • Urban League of Broward County, Member
  • CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
    • Environmental Law and Land Use
    • Administrative Law
    • City, County and Local Government Law
  • Georgia Bar, Member
    • Environmental Law
    • Government Attorneys

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Environmental & Water Rights Issues,” Cannabis Law, Accounting and Business Conference & Expo, October 26, 2017
  • Speaker, “Legalities of Cannabis,” Demystifying CBD/Cannabis: Health, Wealth and Legalities Seminar, October 26, 2017
  • Panelist, “Land Use and Zoning,” Broward County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Convention, October 20, 2017
  • Panelist, “What South Florida Cities Are Doing To Prepare For Medical Marijuana,” American Planning Association Medical Marijuana Workshop, April 26, 2017
  • Panelist, “Legal Areas of Practice Affected by Cannabis Law,” Palm Beach County Bar Association Cannabis Law Summit, April 20, 2017
  • Speaker, “Medical Marijuana and South Florida Real Estate,” Commercial Real Estate Women Fort Lauderdale Chapter Luncheon, April 4, 2017
  • Speaker, “Ethical Considerations” BCBA Medical Marijuana Legalization Summit, February 10, 2017
  • Panelist, “Local Government Panel: County/City Regulations,” Florida For Care 2017 Medical Marijuana Policy Conference, January 6, 2017
  • Panelist, “Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Environmental & Water Rights Issues,” Legal Learning Series Cannabis Law and Business Conference, November 4, 2016
Awards
  • Daily Business Review, “Rising Star,” 2016
  • Presidential Daily Point of Light #3410
  • Miss America Community Service Award, Finalist
  • Congressional Community Service Award, Nominee
  • Rhodes-Marshall Scholarship, Nominee
Publications

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