Lynn Pappas began her North Florida real estate practice as a transactional lawyer involved in sophisticated acquisition and loan transactions as well as representing landowners and developers, real estate buyers, sellers and borrowers and lending institutions. She also served in a number of leadership capacities in growth management initiatives at the state and local levels in the early stages of Florida’s shift to statewide growth management laws.
Lynn’s experience in land use law and policy matters, together with a solid grounding in real estate law, transactions, and environmental permitting, allow her to navigate the complexity of growth management legislation, environmental regulations, and in the context of the needs of the landowner, developer and end user. She has also supported clients regarding the land use litigation process, where she provides both substantive and strategic advice.
Lynn has also served as a past chairman of the prestigious Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as past chairman of the Cornerstone Economic Development regional partnership. She has been engaged in numerous local, regional and statewide efforts focused on economic development initiatives, as well as transactions involving economic development incentives and corresponding local government and other agency approvals.
Lynn has been an active participant in numerous state and regional civic endeavors including chairing local growth management task forces, service on the State University System board of governors and the University of North Florida board of trustees, as well as several transition teams for Florida governors and City of Jacksonville mayors. She is a founding member of the Jacksonville Civic Council. Lynn has been recognized in numerous publications, including The Best Lawyers in America®, Legal Elite, “Top 50” female attorneys, Chambers USA “Leading Individuals,” Florida Super Lawyers, as well as twice recognized as Best Lawyers’ “Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year.” Chambers USA 2013 noted that “Lynn Pappas continues to stand out as a ‘go to person’ for her abilities in complex commercial real estate land use matters.”