- Arnstein & Lehr Katie Edwards quoted on Reason.com
- Arnstein & Lehr Agriculture Chair Featured in Several Media Outlets
- Arnstein & Lehr LLP Adds Agriculture Practice Group with Recognized Industry Leader Katie Edwards at the Helm
- Arnstein & Lehr Special Counsel Quoted in Sun-Sentinel on Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program
- Arnstein & Lehr Of Counsel Profiled in The Florida Bar News
Katie Edwards is special counsel in Arnstein & Lehr’s Fort Lauderdale office and Chair of the firm’s Agriculture Practice Group.
Ms. Edwards brings an extensive and respected background in agribusiness to the firm’s Environmental, Agriculture and Land Use practices. Ms. Edwards also manages the firm’s office in Okeechobee.
She previously served from 2002-2010 as Executive Director of Dade County Farm Bureau where she advocated for farmers and nursery growers on land use, regulatory and legislative issues at the federal, state and local levels. Ms. Edwards regularly handles real estate, procurement, permitting and regulatory matters before water management districts and various cities and counties across Central and South Florida. She frequently represents agricultural land owners before county property appraisers and Value Adjustment Boards on property classification and taxation matters.
Ms. Edwards has successfully represented clients before South Florida Water Management District by negotiating cattle grazing lease agreements for ranchers, assisting clients in the purchase of surplus government lands, design-build contracts to complete environmental and water infrastructure projects, Water Use and Right of Way permit transfers and applications, and exchanges of interests in real property.
A Broward native, Ms. Edwards was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 and has sponsored and passed significant legislation, most notably in the areas of criminal justice reform, private property rights protection and medical marijuana. Ms. Edwards graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics. She has a law degree from Florida International University.