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Amanda E. Taylor

Special Counsel

Amanda Taylor joined Adams and Reese in 2014 as Special Counsel in the firm’s St. Petersburg office. Practicing law since 2005, Amanda focuses on land use, zoning, real estate development, agricultural and environmental law along with commercial litigation focused on real estate and banking.

Amanda was a former shareholder with Trenam Kemker and a former attorney with Holland and Knight. She has been named among the Florida Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in Business Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Amanda represents landowners and developers in purchase and sale transactions, due diligence, leasing and development work including, land use, zoning, planned development documentation, environmental permitting and alcoholic beverage licensing. She also represents court appointed receivers for commercial property, title insurance companies in title claims litigation, lenders in foreclosures, workouts and lender liability claims, property owners in purchase and sale disputes and ad valorem tax appeals.

Amanda’s representative experience includes:

  • Representation of international restaurant chain in all aspects of property management including leasing, landlord-tenant disputes, disposition and acquisition of real property, property exchanges, lien issues and ancillary agreements.
  • Representation of local developers in site plan approval and zoning for multi-family projects.
  • Representation of local restaurateur in acquisition of commercial space, leasing, formation of entities, build-out and alcoholic beverage licensing for restaurants and lounges.
  • Representation of landlords and property management companies in negotiation of leases and landlord tenant disputes.
  • Representation of court appointed receiver for various commercial properties, including shopping centers, commercial condominiums, office space and general aviation facilities.
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in commercial foreclosures and lender liability suits.
  • Representation of property owners in ad valorem tax appeals, including non-profit exemptions and greenbelt valuation.
  • Represented and advised various regional developers in condominium purchase and sale agreement disputes.

A native of Florida, Amanda earned her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2005, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she received a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law, wrote for the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, and served as a research assistant to Professor Michael Olexa in the UF/IFAS Agricultural Law Center. She earned her B.S. in animal science, in 2002, from the University of Florida, where she was a Florida Academic Scholar and on the College of Agriculture Dean’s List.

Amanda is an active member of The Real Estate Investment Council, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, International Council of Shopping Centers and UF Bergstrom Center Real Estate Council.

Amanda is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources and currently serves on The Wedgworth Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg.

In the community, she is a member of All Children’s Hospital Foundation Development Council, and the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. For the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Amanda serves as co-chair of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Task Force, co-chair of the Public Private Partnership Working Group, and serves on the public policy and membership committees.