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Morris C. Massey - Shareholder

Morris C. Massey

Education

Wake Forest University, B.A., 1983, High Honors
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1986, Honors
  • Published member of University of Florida Law Review

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Morris C. Massey - Shareholder

Morris is a Shareholder in the firm's Land Use and Real Estate Groups.

Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Morris served as the Senior Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa for three years, and prior to that was part of the City Attorney's Office for five years. During his tenure, Morris gained extensive experience in the areas of land use, zoning, comprehensive planning, governmental permitting, subdivisions, governmental contracts, impact fees, sign issues, concurrency, Developments of Regional Impacts (DRIs), government related real estate transactions, regulatory issues, sunshine law, public records laws, sovereign immunity and similar issues affecting governmental entities.

Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, Morris was a shareholder at Carlton Fields, P.A., where he practiced for 11 years. At Carlton Fields, Morris was a member of the Real Estate and Environmental Department and represented private clients in connection with land use, rezoning and governmental permitting issues, DRIs, environmental issues, real estate financing, and real estate conveyances.

Morris is a member of The Florida Bar, including the Local Government Law Section, the Environmental and Land Use Section and the Real Estate and Probate Law Section. He is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association where he served as the Chairman of the Local Government Law Section in 2003. Currently, Morris serves on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and on the Council of Advocates for the Library at Wake Forest University. Morris enjoys traveling, sporting events, and jogging in his spare time.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020)
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2009, 2012, 2013)

Published Decisions

  • U.S. Home Acceptance Corp. v. Kelly Park Hills, Inc.,
    542 So.2d 463 1989 WL 43796 88-724
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District. May 04, 1989
  • Gibson v. Courtois,
    509 So.2d 962 12 Fla. L. Weekly 1577 86-2368
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. June 26, 1987

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Local Government Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Section
    • Real Estate and Probate Law Section