Gina Grimes is a partner in Bradley’s Real Estate and Economic Development practice groups. She has extensive experience in land use, real estate development and investment, and economic development matters in Tampa’s active market.
Prior to joining the firm, Gina served as the City Attorney for the City of Tampa. She formerly served as Chief Assistant City Attorney and City Council Attorney for the City of Tampa from 1985 to 2004. Her tenure with the City of Tampa provided her with significant experience in all areas of land use, including land use litigation, Development of Regional Impacts (DRIs), comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision platting, impact fees, development design regulations, historic preservation, concurrency, economic development incentives, building and permitting regulatory issues. She also has a broad base of experience in local government matters, including sovereign immunity, bidding, purchasing and requests for proposals (RFPs), project administration, emergency management, ethics, and public records.
In addition to the public sector, her background includes 15 years of private practice experience as a land use and real estate law attorney, where she represented both private and public-sector clients in all aspects of the land use entitlement and development approval process. Gina frequently represented and counseled private-sector clients regarding resolution of issues with government agencies, including matters such as procurement, economic development incentives, legislation, and preparation and negotiation of various agreements with government agencies.
Gina has received a variety of appointments from the Tampa City Council and the Hillsborough County Commission to serve on public boards impacting community concerns such as cultural, budgeting, economic development, and the Hillsborough County Charter.