E. Lee Worsham is Of Counsel in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He is experienced in water-related topics such as drainage, water use, wetlands and broadly with permitting and enforcement activities of regulatory agencies and local governments relating to urban and agricultural development.
His practice also involves environmental and land use approvals, permitting, enforcement and litigation in Florida and he has practiced before state and federal courts as well as the various Florida administrative agencies.
Lee’s practice also consists of obtaining land use, zoning and environmental regulatory approvals for residential, commercial and agricultural development including regional shopping centers and other large developments. He has significant experience with CERCLA, RCRA and their state counterparts regulating hazardous substances and devotes a large portion of his practice to the financing, purchasing and remediation of contaminated real estate and in litigation arising out of the Federal Superfund Law and RCRA.
Lee is a board member of the South Florida East Coast Corridor Coalition, a coalition proposing a tri-county commuter railway. Prior to joining Shutts, he served as Senior Attorney for the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs, where his practice concentrated on Areas of Critical State Concern, Developments of Regional Impact and Independent Special Taxing Districts. He is also the former General Counsel to the St. John’s River Water Management District, a nineteen county regional water regulatory authority.
Lee is a frequent lecturer before The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, the Florida State Chamber of Commerce and other professional groups. While at the University of Florida, he served as a member of the Florida Law Review Board, taught Legal Writing, and later taught a seminar in Antitrust Law.
- University of Florida School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1974
- Colorado State University, B.S. 1968
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES:
- Past Chairman, Palm Beach County Environmental Control Hearings Board
- Columnist, “Water Management Watch,” Florida Environments Monthly Newsletter
- Vice Chairman, Palm Beach Water Resources Advisory Council’s Subcommittee of Water Conservation
- Member, South Florida East Coast Corridor Coalition
- Member, Leadership Palm Beach County
- Member, Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section
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