Steve Rees, Sarasota AttorneyNOVEMBER 2022 – Shareholder Stephen D. Rees, Jr., has been appointed chair of the Manatee County Historic Preservation Board. Rees was first appointed as a member of the board in 2019 by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners.

The Historic Preservation Board was established in order to preserve and protect Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically, and aesthetically significant sites, districts, and zones; to encourage historical and archaeological preservation; to identify historic buildings and sites and archaeological sites in Manatee County; and to insure appropriate preservation, restoration, renovation, development and adaptive reuse of historical buildings and archaeological sites.

Rees practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, and real estate. He brings many years of experience to his representation of developers, landowners, and others in rezoning cases, obtaining development approvals, and handling the myriad complex issues that arise in the development and use of real estate. He regularly represents national, regional and local developers in quasi-judicial proceedings and contested matters before governing authorities, agencies, boards and commissions throughout Florida.