Debra has 30 years of experience in government practice. She represents local government entities in general government law with an emphasis on governmental contracts, procurement, land use and zoning and municipal construction law. Debra works with local government entities to draft legislation, amendments to municipal codes and legal opinions for municipalities.
Prior to joining the firm, Debra served as the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hollywood. She worked in a variety of general government areas including, land use and zoning, construction law, building/unsafe structure board, engineering, transportation and mobility division, public utilities, public works, police legal advisor, community development, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), general litigation, construction contract drafting and negotiation, general contract review and various real estate agreements. She also advised the City on a variety of issues relating to surtax, mortgage foreclosures, eminent domain, code enforcement lien foreclosures, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation litigation and general litigation. Debra also served as the police legal advisor during a portion of her tenure with the City.
New Jersey, 1991
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1991
Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova University, J.D., 1990
St. John’s University, B.S., 1982