Previously published on Fowler White Boggs merged with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney on March 14, 2014.

Tampa, FL - The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has awarded Rhea F. Law, Chair and CEO of Fowler White Boggs, with the 2012 Herman W. Goldner Award for Regional Leadership.

The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of regional cooperation in the Tampa Bay area, while showing dedication to the community and having notable achievements in encouraging a regional vision.  The award is named in honor of Herman W. Goldner, a former St. Petersburg mayor and a founder of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Past recipients of the award include Lee Arnold, Jr., Karen Seels, Jan Kaminis Platt and Dr. Judy Genshaft, among others. 

“Rhea Law has been an impactful member of our community and has been a catalyst for a great number of positive changes in our region.  She is, without a doubt, an outstanding business and community leader and a woman of impeccable integrity,” said Dr. Judy Genshaft, 2008 Herman W. Goldner Award Winner. 

In addition to leading Fowler White Boggs, Ms. Law has been tapped for many state and national positions such as gubernatorial appointments to lead the University of South Florida (USF) Board of Trustees, and serving as Vice Chair of the Florida Council of 100, an advisory counsel to the Governor of the State of Florida.  She also chairs the Command Advisory Council for the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill AFB and is past chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.  

Ms. Law has received numerous community recognitions including being the recipient of the 2012 Glass Ceiling Award by The Florida Diversity Council, receiving the 2010 University of South Florida President’s Fellow Medallion, being selected as one of Tampa Bay’s 100 Most Influential Business Leaders, Chair’s Cup for Excellence in Regionalism by the Tampa Bay Partnership, Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame and Stetson University College of Law Hall of Fame.

Ms. Law has more than 30 years’ experience in government, environmental, administrative & land use representation.  Rhea’s practice has grown to include representation of some of the largest mixed-use development projects in the State of Florida.  Her representation of developers, landowners, governments, businesses and industries has covered a full range of permitting, entitlement, approvals, and policy creation and implementation.

Providing comprehensive legal services to our clients for 70 years, Fowler White Boggs is one of Florida’s most respected law firms.  Our firm is internationally connected with a Florida focus with 130 attorneys in five offices located in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.