Vivien serves as Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group with a focus on serving public and private real estate clients in areas related to environmental, land use, zoning, growth management law, and local government issues. This focus includes assisting clients with matters relating to transportation, impact fee, permitting, approvals, entitlement issues, and bid protests.
Vivien assist clients in matters related to public finance, including representation of issuers, financial institutions, underwriters, and investors in connection with the public and private offering of municipal and corporate securities.
Vivien is a Florida Bar Board-Certified lawyer in City, County and Local Government Law and served for 15 years as an Assistant County Attorney for the Orange County Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant County Attorney, Vivien represented and advised the County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and departments and divisions on a variety of matters relating to planning, zoning, land use, transportation, impact fees, and concurrency. Her experience with the County Attorney’s Office also encompassed negotiating contracts with property owners and developers, representing the county in appellate litigation, and drafting ordinances and resolutions. She also drafted proposed amendments to state legislation for the county.
Vivien currently serves as Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, and is the former chair of the City, County and Local Government Section. Aside from her practice, she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Barry University School of Law in the areas of Florida constitutional law and land use law.