Saxon Gilmore is pleased to announce that Gerald T. Buhr has joined the firm as of counsel. Mr. Buhr is certified by the Florida Bar in city, county and local government law, and also concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use and water law, lobbying, mediation, and administrative law.
Mr. Buhr is currently City Attorney for the Cities of Avon Park, Mulberry, Zolfo Springs, and Bowling Green, Florida, and serves as special utility counsel to the City of Lake Wales, Florida. He has advised on numerous environmental enforcement actions, permits, licenses, contracts and utility construction projects, and performed, analyzed or drafted numerous ordinances and contracts for utility rates and developer relations.
Mr. Buhr has lobbied for private and governmental clients before the Florida Legislature, including drafting and lobbying the bill that has become Section 403.0882 of the Florida Statutes, greatly improving regulation of small R/O water treatment facilities. He has appeared as a speaker at numerous seminars regarding water and wastewater law, including regular seminars for the University of Florida Treeo Center and the Florida Rural Water Association, and has written a monthly environmental-legal column for the Florida Water Resources Journal since 1992. Mr. Buhr received his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1991 with honors. Mr. Buhr can be reached at 866.507.0077, Extension 3 or via email at Gerald@GeraldTBuhr.com.