Kimberly B. Rezanka

Kimberly B. Rezanka

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Location:
Cocoa, Florida
Phone:
866-583-9129
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Ms. Rezanka represents business entities and individuals in matters involving contracts and in matters concerning governmental activities. In matters involving contracts, Ms. Rezanka handles matters ranging from simple breach of contract actions to complex cases involving fraud, theft and tortious interference with contracts. In matters involving governmental activities, Ms. Rezanka manages issues involving land use, zoning, code violations and administrative hearings.

Ms. Rezanka has extensive courtroom experience, including jury and non-jury trials and appellate hearings. Ms. Rezanka serves as legal counsel to and on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard. Additionally, she has volunteered in several leadership positions and served on multiple boards for civic, professional and philanthropic organizations including: Junior League of South Brevard, LEAD Brevard, Brevard County Bar Association, Economic Development Commission of the Space Coast, and the University of Florida National Alumni Association. Most recently, Ms. Rezanka was appointed to the State's Commission on Ethics by Governor Rick Scott.

Additional Representative Experience

Ms. Rezanka has handled several complex litigation matters including the following:

• Represented a private non-profit organization on a public records dispute regarding whether the non-profit was subject to the Florida Public Records Act due to its contract to provide economic development services to Brevard County.

• Represented local soup kitchen by helping them wage a difficult battle with city government to expand the soup kitchen facility and services, which is a lifeline for thousands of disadvantaged and homeless people in our community.

• Represented a large privately held company in action against a former employee and former independent contractor for theft of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties and violation of employee and contractor agreements.

• Represented large land owner in administrative challenge to amendments to County Comprehensive Plan in administrative hearing.

• Represented homeowners' association in action against its former treasurer for embezzlement of over $100,000.00, which resulted in payment by the association's insurance company of the policy limits of $50,000.00 and costs, and the arrest, indictment and prosecution of the treasurer for Grand Theft, 2nd degree felony.

• Represented international, Fortune 100 company in zoning and variance hearings and negotiations related thereto to allow construction of a multi-use building.

Areas of Practice

  • Zoning & Land Use
  • Local Government Law
  • Land Title Issues
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Contract Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Illinois, 1993

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate - 1991
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S.B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: Florida Blue Key, Treasurer
    • Honors: President's Hall of Fame

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator: ULI Brevard County Update – Airways Waterways & Parkways, Eastern Florida State College Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, FL, March 10, 2016
  • Panel member for LEAD Brevard’s Annual Community Stakeholder Summit, Suntree Country Club, Melbourne, FL, October 30, 2015
  • Kim Rezanka featured on The Matt Reed Show, produced by Florida Today
  • Fiduciary Duties of Boards of Directors, Homebuilders & Contractors Association of Brevard, Inc.
  • Identity Theft, Brevard County Paralegal Association, 2003
  • Contracts, Creditors & Con-Men, Brevard County Public Library Series, 2002
  • Practicing with Professionalism, Florida Bar CLE Speaker

Honors and Awards

  • Junior League of South Brevard - Sustainer of the Year, 2009-2010
  • Junior League of South Brevard - Business Partner Award, 2006-2007
  • Brevard County Bar Association - President's Award for Outstanding Service, 1999
  • Brevard County Bar Association - Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1995
  • Martindale Hubbell: Preeminent AV® Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Commission on Ethics, 2016 - Present
  • Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court, Master and Team Captain, 2014 - Present
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court, Barrister, 2006 – 2008
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council, 2011 - present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2007, and 1995 – 1999
  • Brevard County Bar Association, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2004 - 2005
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Secretary, 2003 – 2004
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2008
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Executive Committee, 2003 – 2008
  • University of Florida National Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1995 - 1998
  • Junior League of South Brevard, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, 2006 – 2010
  • Junior League of South Brevard, Sustaining Member, 2002 - present
  • The Florida Bar, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1993 - 1999, 18th Judicial Circuit Representative
  • LEAD Brevard, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Dean Mead, 2001 - 2016
  • Insurance Defense, 1999 - 2001
  • Personal Injury Litigation, 1998 - 1999
  • Brevard County State Attorneys Office, Prosecutor, 1994 - 1998
  • Brevard County Circuit Court, Staff Attorney, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Florida - Office of the General Counsel, Law Clerk, 1990 - 1991
  • Harris Corporation Litigation Department, Law Clerk, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2007 – present
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation, Charter Member
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation, Foundation Life Member, 2007
  • Space Coast Tiger Bay Club, Member, 2009 – Present
  • ALFA - Women's Initiative, 2008 - Present
  • Cape Canaveral Propeller Club, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader, Citrus Council - 2012 - Present
  • Justice Teaching Group Leader, 2007 - Present
  • Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard, Legal Counsel, 2007- present
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Legal Counsel, 2003 – 2008
  • Daily Bread, Inc., Legal Counsel, 2008 – 2012
  • Junior League of South Brevard, Legal Counsel, 2006-2010