- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Christopher H. Marine
Christopher H. Marine is a lifelong Vero Beach resident and a highly respected member of the Treasure Coast community. He sits on the firm’s Executive committee and serves as chairman of our firm’s Real Estate Group. Mr. Marine has the distinct honor of holding an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating issued by the largest and most complete ratings registry of lawyers in the world.
Mr. Marine graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Florida Law Review. His connection to the community drew him to develop a real estate law practice, and he now has over 30 years of experience in the area of real property, including residential and commercial transactions, construction and development, zoning and land use regulation, and corporate/commercial law and lending. Current projects of note include Palm Island Plantation, the Marsh Island Club, Harmony Reserve, The Fountains Medical Complex and Boulevard Tennis Village.
In addition to his extensive real property practice, Mr. Marine has developed a secondary practice emphasis in mitigation banking, negotiated and regulatory conservation easement grants, and related transactional services. Mr. Marine presently represents and manages mitigation bank projects in Indian River, Duval/St. Johns, Osceola and Volusia Counties.
In addition to the law practice, Mr. Marine remains committed to his roots within the Vero Beach business and civic community. He has served on the Board of the Education Foundation and is a past President and current member of the Indian River County Real Property Council. He has served as Chairman and member of the Board of Adjustment/Appeal for the City of Vero Beach, and is the current Chairman of the Indian River County Board of Zoning Adjustment/Appeal. He is a Board Member of the Indian River Land Trust, serves on its Executive Committee, Land Acquisition Committee, and he Chairs the Stewardship Committee.
Awards and Designations
- The Florida Bar Association, Tax Section and Real Property and Probate Section
- Indian River County Bar Association
- Indian River County Real Property Council, past President
- Indian River County Board of Zoning Adjustment/Appeal, Chairman
- National Mitigation Banking Association
- Indian River Land Trust, Advisory Board
- Florida Southern College (B.A., 1979)
- University of Florida, College of Law (J.D., 1983)
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