Geoffrey D. Smith

Bid Protest Law Florida - Geoff Smith

 

Email: geoff@smithlawtlh.com

Biographical Summary:  Geoffrey D. Smith has over 24 years of attorney experience in the areas of health care law, environmental law, administrative law, general civil litigation, and corporate law.  Prior to entering private law practice he served as a senior counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, and was a founder of that Agency’s complex litigation team.  He was a partner in the law firm of Blank, Meenan & Smith where he practiced for 15 years, before founding Smith & Associates.  He is an “AV” rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell.

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Government, Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude; J.D.- Florida State University, College of Law, Magna Cum Laude;

  • Key Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law:
    Environmental Resource Permitting
    Marina Permitting, Dock Permitting
    Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation; RCRA
    Groundwater Contamination and Cleanup; CERCLA
    Petroleum Storage Tank Regulation
    Surface Water Quality Regulation; TMDL Stormwater Regulation
    General Environmental Permitting and Enforcement Issues
    Land Use:
    Local Planning and Zoning Commission Proceedings
    Land Development Regulations and Disputes
    City and County Commission Appeals
    Comprehensive Planning Amendments
    Bert Harris Property Rights Act Proceedings
    Administrative Law:
    Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) , Formal Proceedings
    Bid Protests and Public Procurement Disputes
    Rule Challenge Proceedings
    Rule Development Proceedings
    Section 120.57 Proceedings
    Health Care Law:
    Certificate of Need litigation
    Facility Licensure and regulation
    Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Proceedings
    Reimbursement Disputes
    Starke Law; Medicaid/Medicare Fraud and Abuse Issues
    Federal EMTALA; Florida Access to Emergency Medicine
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Change in Ownership (CHOW) proceedings General Legal Representation of Hospitals, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Home       Health Agencies, Assisted Living Facilities, Pharmacies, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, and other health care       providers and professionals.
    Governmental Relations:
    Executive Branch Registered Lobbyist
    Agency for Health Care Administration
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Department of Health
    Department of Transportation
    Agency for Persons with Disabilities
    Department of Children and Families
    Governor and Cabinet