Toothaker, Stephanie J.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PHONE 954-525-7500
FAX 954-761-8475
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Stephanie Toothaker

Stephanie Toothaker is a director in the firm's land use, governmental relations and procurement practice. She is an accomplished attorney with more than 10 years of experience representing large corporations and companies seeking land development entitlements. Her specific expertise on these matters has focused on developments of regional impact, land use plan amendments, zoning modifications and site plan approvals.

Stephanie regularly represents clients before governmental entities such as the Broward County Commission, the Palm Beach County Commission, the City of Ft. Lauderdale and other municipalities within Broward County.

She is also a valuable resource for clients during the government procurement process. Stephanie assists with analyzing and understanding the procedures for requests for letters of interest, request for proposals, invitations to bid and request for qualifications. In addition to counseling them on drafting responses for these processes, she is capable of lobbying appropriate entities and offering client representation at hearings.

Her government experience also extends into the political arena where she served as special counsel to U.S. Senator Bob Graham. In 2004, she served on the Kerry-Edwards legal team, and more recently, Toothaker assisted as co-lead counsel for Broward County for the Obama-Biden legal team.

Among her achievements, Toothaker has represented a $50 million state-of-the-art dry stack marina, a $500 million hotel and condo-hotel redevelopment condominium, a 523,000 square foot commercial and industrial park in the Town of Davie and successfully drafted and lobbied for legislation which amended the Florida statutes to change the legal boundaries of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Prior to joining Tripp Scott, Toothaker was a partner with Ruden McClosky.

Areas of practice:
Governmental affairs and procurement
Land use

Bar Admissions:

Professional associations and memberships:
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Broward Days
Board member

Broward Bar Association

Broward County Democratic Executive Committee

Downtown Council

Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Political Science
Advisory board member

University of Florida,
University of Florida,

In the News:

Daily Business Review - People - Stephanie Toothaker

Miami Herald - Movers - Stephanie Toothaker - After Great Year, Tripp Scott Expands into New Office

Trippscott Press Releases:

Stephanie Toothaker Named one of South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Women of 2013,

Tripp Scott's Stephanie Toothaker is Named as one of the The South Florida Business Journal's Top 25 Top Businesswomen ,

Six Tripp Scott Attorneys Garner Top Honors In Florida Super Lawyers Magazine,

Stephanie Toothaker Named Vice Chair of Government Affairs for the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott Attorneys, Firm to Best Lawyer Listing

Leading Governmental Relations Attorney Stephanie Toothaker Joins Tripp Scott

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott Attorneys, Firm To Best Lawyer Listing

Six Tripp Scott Attorneys Take Top Honors in 2011 Florida Super Lawyer Magazine

Four Tripp Scott Attorneys Named Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine