Kimberly Romano Kopp is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law, and has practiced with and for local governments in various capacities since 2002. Ms. Kopp's extensive background includes both private law firm experience representing municipalities throughout the State of Florida, as well as past government lawyer experience as an Assistant County Attorney for Seminole County, Florida. Ms. Kopp currently serves as the City Land Use Attorney for a coastal city in Northwest Florida. She also serves as Board Legal Counsel for a County Board of Building Examiners, and as a County Special Magistrate for code enforcement matters, both in Central Florida. Further, Ms. Kopp has an extensive background in land use and real estate law, is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of green building practices, and is a former board member of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. Ms. Kopp is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York.
Ms. Kopp earned her law degree from Hofstra University in 2002, where she was the recipient of a full-tuition Distinguished Academic Scholarship. Further, she served as an editor of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. She graduated from the University of Miami in 1999 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Ms. Kopp is certified by the Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law. Certified lawyers in this practice area deal with legal issues of cities, counties, and other local governments such as special districts, agencies, and authorities. City, county and local government law also includes litigation in the federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and the preparation of legal instruments for city, county, and local governments.