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Economic Development and Government Incentives

Economic development and related government incentives, if used prudently, can be an effective tool for local and state policymakers to use in stimulating local economies. Jimerson Birr’s lawyers can assist clients in pursuing, applying for, negotiating, financing, documenting and garnering compliance with economic development initiatives crafted by government to target, attract or retain businesses. Jimerson Birr’s lawyers are well-positioned to provide counsel in every facet of the repositioning or relocating process, including business structuring, real estate procurement, development and utilization, environmental and land use compliance and permitting, funding and taxation, intellectual property, employment matters, and other local and state regulatory issues. We advise our clients to get us involved in seeking incentives as early as possible, so that we can assist to prepare incentive estimates, negotiate with government representatives, and draft incentive agreements to memorialize negotiations.  Our professionals develop relationships with and advocate to local and state officials, governmental agencies, and development directors to advance the incentive packages of our clients.

Economic development incentives are often overlooked sources of financing, which can provide business owners the capital they need to begin a project. Economic development incentives include grants, tax credits, refunds, and low-interest loans. Utilizing these incentives can often solve financing obstacles or increase returns on investment. Unfortunately, the government does not just cut checks for projects which qualify. Only business owners who know what they qualify for, and who to ask, can utilize economic development incentives. Knowledge is key.

Jimerson Birr Economic Development Services

Our firm is one of the leading commercial real estate and business legal practices in Florida. By combining tax, public finance, real estate, and business legal expertise with our extensive contact network, our attorneys utilize economic development incentives to create value for our clients. Our economic development attorneys have extensive experience representing clients across a variety of different industries and understand the nuances associated with every business and each project. When engaged, we will work with our client’s relocation or real estate selection committee to identify and implement the economic development and government incentives, as well as address any real estate, tax, governmental, land use planning, environmental, construction, employment or operational aspects of the project. Economic Development incentives used to assist clients often include:




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Our firm offers the following economic development services to our clients:

Jimerson Birr is a premier law firm with a market-leading practice tailored to the nuances of the industries we serve. Our teams have a global perspective and strong Florida roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, passion and creativity to resolve their economic development and government incentives challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

We’re honored to work with some of the world’s most accomplished organizations and the leaders who drive them. We know that on any given day our clients are confronting competition, corporate advancement, risk management, innovation, resource allocation, efficiency stewardship, and talent oversight problems; and some days all the above. When our clients place economic development and government incentives challenges with us, they enlist sets of broad shoulders that carry their burdens for them so that they no longer feel their weight. This deep business partnership will give us both an opportunity to be at our best.

We draw on the strength of our character and talents to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration. We don’t confuse effort with results, and we focus on the immutable, allied goals at all times. Partnership with Jimerson Birr means that you are not looking in any direction but ahead.

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