Timothy M. Hughes is a Shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate and Lending Transactions Practice Group.  A real estate practitioner for over 20 years, Tim’s practice encompasses all areas commercial real estate transactions, land development, zoning and land use, and commercial leasing.  Tim also has significant experience serving as counsel to national home builders and developers in all phases of the acquisition, entitlement, development and sale of master planned and mixed-use residential communities throughout Florida.  Additionally, Tim also has significant experience representing agribusinesses in agricultural law matters and currently serves as outside general counsel to one of Florida’s largest agricultural companies.  Tim is known for immersing himself in the details of a transaction and taking highly-effective practical approaches toward solving legal issues resulting in value-added representation that helps achieve his clients’ objectives and maximize their investments.

Honors and Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning, 2019-2023

Professional Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Development & Governmental Regulation of Real Estate Committee
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
    • Real Property Committee
  • Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FLASEIA)
  • Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
  • The Florida Bar Journal, former member Editorial Board (2001-2004)
  • Florida Bar News, former member Editorial Board (2001-2004)
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Past member of Public Policy Committee
    • Past member of Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Task Force
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Tampa Bay Partnership/CEO Direct Program (Class of 2013)

Community Involvement

  • PARC, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (2015 – 2020)
    • Treasurer and Secretary (2017)
  • St. Paul Catholic School Student Advisory Committee (2017)
  • Head Coach, 10U and 12U Girls Lacrosse Teams, St. Petersburg Lacrosse Club (2018 – 2020)
  • Leadership Tampa Bay (Class of 2008)

Thought Leadership

  • Panelist, Amendment 4 and Florida Solar Development, The Florida Bar: Environmental and Land Use Law Section (Tampa, FL, May 2017)
  • Solar Industry Update: “You Should Assume You Are Going to Lose Power and Hope that You Don’t.”, 09/06/2016
  • Solar Industry Update: Clearing the Path for More Solar in the Sunshine State, 08/31/2016
  • Solar Industry Update: What’s on the Back of My Ballot?  What Amendment No. 4 Is All About, 08/15/2016
  • “Expedited Comprehensive Plan Amendments in Urban Areas- A Pilot Program,”  The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (Magazine) Vol. 18, No. 3, 11/01/2007
  • “House Bill 7203: Growth Management Reform – Fixing the Glitches, Pipelining, Streamlining and Other Evolutional Changes,” Florida Bar Journal Vol. 81, No. 9, 10/01/2007
  • “Reduced State Review of comprehensive Plan Amendments in Urban Areas – A Pilot Program,” Paraclete (St. Petersburg Bar Association Magazine), 10/01/2007
  • “Concurrency and DRI Reforms of House bill 7203: A Legislative Update,” ActionLine Vol. XXIX, No. 1, 09/01/2007
  • U.S. v. Scheffer: What is Left of the Polygraph in Criminal Trials?” 10 St. Thomas L. Rev. 653, 1998