On June 9, 2017, Roetzel Partner Beverly Grady was a featured presenter at the Florida Planning and Zoning Association’s (FPZA) 2017 Annual State Conference, which took place at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples. The presentation, titled “Ethics Session: Doing What’s Right,” covered the three R’s of ethics: Respect, Responsibility, and Results. Ms. Grady was a co-presenter with Jim LaRue of AICP (LaRue Planning). The ethics presentation discussed the Planner’s AICP code, case studies, as well as model constructs and determining whether a decision is ethical.
The Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) is a statewide nonprofit organization comprised of people dedicated to planning and developing a quality Florida. It was formed with a mission to “furnish a medium for interchange of information and mutual assistance among those interested in planning and zoning.”
“Planners have ethical responsibilities to their communities, the profession, and their clients, and as such, planners face challenges in this very complex world where decisions have such long-range consequences,” said Ms. Grady. “It is an honor to be part of this presentation on ethics where there was such great interactive participation in the session.”
Ms. Grady is a Partner of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and Partner-in-Charge of the Fort Myers office. She focuses her practice on environmental, zoning and land use, administrative, governmental relations, and real estate matters. Her practice includes water resource matters, growth management issues, permitting issues, historic preservation designation, and land development code amendments. In addition, Ms. Grady is the Editor of Res Gestae, a publication by Lee County Bar Association (LCBA), and was a member of LCBA’s Foundation Formation Committee. Most recently, she was LCBA’s 2015 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Journalism. Beverly is a rated as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating that an attorney can receive from other attorneys and Judges, noted as the highest level of professional excellence, both in legal ethics as well as legal ability. Since 2015, she has been selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine and most recently, she was named 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Zoning and Land Use by The Best Lawyers in America©, an accolade she also received in 2012.