- Sumner Law Offices maintains a statewide practice and focuses on a wide array of environmental, administrative, land use, energy and natural resource matters. We advise clients in all aspects of environmental and land development permitting, as well as regulatory compliance, enforcement and transactional due diligence matters for residential, commercial, industrial projects, energy and infrastructure development projects.
- Project siting and development within Florida, notwithstanding the type of project, is often not a simple undertaking. Understanding the myriad of complex governmental regulatory programs that come into play and having close working relationships with pertinent regulatory officials will be key to securing a successful outcome. Whether it is handling state approvals for a high-rise condominium/hotel tower project or federal authorizations for an offshore artificial reef site, Sumner Law Offices knows how to help clients realize their vision for a successful project drawn from our experience and novel project development strategies
-Environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement
-Real estate acquisition and due diligence investigations -Administrative rulemaking, licensing and permit challenges -Land use and zoning
-Imperiled species including federal and state listed species -Coastal and marine development regulation and permitting
-State lands and sovereignty submerged lands authorizations -Representation before the Governor and Cabinet
-Energy and infrastructure development
-Water use and stormwater management regulation -Wetlands regulation and permitting
-Archaeological sites/cultural resources
Donna Duncan, lead attorney at Donna Duncan, P.A., has worked for much of her career in different aspects of the law. Her first job, at 17, was as an assistant for Barbara Sanders, whom she later partnered with to form the Sanders And Duncan P.A. law firm. In between, she worked for many years as a corrections officer before attending law school, and she also clerked for Ms. Sanders while in law school.
Between law enforcement and practicing law, attorney Duncan has 30 years of professional experience in legal matters. She understands the real-world consequences of legal decisions, particularly in criminal defense cases.