Greenspoon Marder, welcomes Steven Wherry as a shareholder to its Fort Lauderdale office. Wherry will continue practicing in land use & zoning, environmental, public procurement, administrative and governmental law where he represents developers, property owners, and local governments seeking development entitlements and environmental permit approvals for their real estate projects. Additionally, he works closely with real estate attorneys on land use and environmental issues affecting real estate transactions for buyers, sellers and lenders. He also represents vendors pursuing government procurement contracts, providing clients with guidance through the entirety of the process.
“Steven’s background is a strong complement to our Land Use and Environmental group in Fort Lauderdale, we are excited to welcome Steven to the team,” said Gerald Greenspoon, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenspoon Marder.” His background is a tremendous asset to our clients and the firm.”
Wherry routinely negotiates with town, city, and county officials; counsels clients regarding environmental and land use development issues; prepares development applications for submittal to local governmental bodies; presents development projects at multiple levels of state and local government as well as to other community stakeholders; drafts agreements; and performs due diligence research related to clients’ potential land acquisitions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Wherry worked for over 15 years as a business consultant in the United States, Japan, Philippines, Korea, and throughout the Caribbean, including Bermuda, providing strategic advisory services in areas of corporate development, business process improvement, and restructuring.
Wherry is designated by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED AP for his knowledge and understanding of environmentally sustainable land development practices. He is also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University’s graduate-level School of Public Administration, lecturing in administrative law and public ethics.
He received his juris doctorate from University of Akron School of Law and his undergraduate degree from The Citadel. As a law student, Wherry’s writing earned him a place on the staff of the
Akron Law Review, serving for two years as an editor, first as Assistant Editor then as Associate Editor. As Editor-in-Chief of the Akron Journal of Technology Transfer, Wherry’s organizational and lobbying efforts secured charter approval, initial university funding, and a grant of facilities to establish a publication that today has evolved into the notable Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal. While in law school, Wherry studied under the late Ghana Supreme Court Justice T. Modibo Ocran, earning two book awards for top grades in International Trade and International Commercial Law from the internationally recognized jurist. Wherry also participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, earning a “Top Oralist” award in the competition.
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