Experience


Jane West, Attorney

A dedicated and thoughtful advocate with significant litigation experience at state and federal levels. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and has also gained admission to the Maine State Bar, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th and 7th Circuits. Raised in Athens, Greece and Budapest, Hungary, Jane went to the Univ of South Florida (B.A. in International Relations and Fine Arts) and from Nova Southeastern Univ (for her J.D).

  

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Accomplishments


Professional and Civic:
Executive Board member of Conservation Trust for Florida, 2013 to present
Flagler Hospital Board Member
St. Augustine Livability and Sustainability Alliance Vice Chair
St. Augustine Beach Planning and Zoning Vice Chair
Seacoast Giving Circle, 2011
Chair of the Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, 2010-11
Chair of Palm Beach County’s Environmental Control Hearing Board, 2006
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, 2005-2006
Membership Chair of the Environmental and
Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2002
Chair of the Public Interest Committee of the ELULS, 1999-01
Board of Directors for Florida Assoc. of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach, 2000-03

Speaking Engagements


"A Community Local Planning Guide to Processes and Pitfalls” at Flagler College sponsored by St. Augustine Neighborhood Association
Revitalizing Downtowns & Brownfield Development” at the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar Annual Update
Litigating Lien Priority Disputes with the Subrogation Toolbox” at the Title Examination in Florida Seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services
When Does a Nuisance Become a Taking?” at the Ultimate Environmental, Land Use & Eminent Domain Law Seminar sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar Association
Applying the Doctrine of Equitable Subrogation” at the Florida Land Title Association Annual Roundtable
Urban Sprawl Case Update” at the Town & Country Seminar for the Palm Beach County Bar
Sustainable Transportation” at the University of Maine





Interns


Zach Brown: 
Zach received his B.S. in political science and history from the University of Florida in 2015.  He is currently entering his third and final year at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. 

At law school, Zach worked on the 22nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference as a student panel associate, then served as Co-Chair for the 23rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: Land Conservation, The Worth of the Earth. Zach is originally from St. Augustine, and enjoys the rich history the city has to offer.
STAFF: associates | of-counsel | interns


Associates

Gennaro J. Scibelli, J.D.:
Gennaro received his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he earned a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law.  During law school Gennaro served as a Student Associate for the University of Florida Conservation Clinic, served as a Co-Chair for the 22nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: Five Oceans, One Earth, and was Vice President of the Environmental and Land Use Law Society.

Originally from Tallahassee, Gennaro has a passion for preserving Florida’s natural places and spending time on the water. Email: gs@janewestlaw.com

Of-Counsel


Barbara Alterman:
Barbara spent her entire career, after graduating from law school, practicing land use and zoning law and using her legal knowledge to lead the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning and Building. Years after receiving a Masters degree in Urban Affairs from Loyola University of Chicago, Barbara received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Law School.

Barbara has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of land use and comprehensive planning; zoning codes and quasi judicial hearings.  She was employed for twelve years by the Palm Beach County Attorney’s office as an assistant County attorney representing the Planning and Zoning Department, including code and building enforcement.  In 2001 she assumed the position of Director of the Planning, Zoning and Building Department, leading this department for eleven years.  Being in the position of making recommendations on applications for land use and zoning changes and variances of all kinds, Barbara understands codes, interpretations and the importance of enforcement of codes and policies.


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