Nicolas Porter Selected to Join Florida Chamber Foundation’s Six Pillars Caucus System – Shaping Florida’s Next Economy for Prosperity

Nicolas Porter has been selected to serve on the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Six Pillars Caucus System. Nick will join other leaders from across the state on the Infrastructure and Growth Leadership Caucus to help craft the first-ever, state-wide strategic plan.

The Six Pillars Caucus System is a qualitative research program aimed to engage the best and brightest minds in the state to develop a plan for Florida’s future economy that includes high-wage jobs, global competitiveness and vibrant communities by the year 2030. The program launched last year and current members have already begun to construct the foundation for the plan. In this second year, Caucus members’ deliberations will become more focused in order to finalize the first draft. For more information, visit

Nick’s practice focuses on environmental and administrative law issues, including complex environmental litigation throughout the state. He can be reached at

Vivian Arenas-Battles Presents “Case Law Overview” at the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals Conference

Vivian Arenas-Battles, shareholder at de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., attended the February 4, 2011 meeting of the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals where she presented the “Case Law Overview.” AEDP is a state-wide organization whose purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among professionals specializing in the field of eminent domain. Additionally, it provides clients with recourse to professionals within the field.

Vivian’s primary practice areas include eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and civil litigation. She is currently a member of the AEDP organization and is Vice-Chair of the Eminent Domain Committee for The Florida Bar.

Nick Porter Presides Over International Environmental Moot Court Competition

Nicolas Porter, shareholder at de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. was a judge during the Preliminary Rounds of the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, North America Atlantic Region. The January 2011 competition was hosted by Stetson University College of Law. The competitors, who are from the United States and the Caribbean, discussed Oil Pollution in the Marine Environment. The competition is in its fifteenth year and is the largest international environmental moot court competition in the world.