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Charles (Dan) D. Bailey, Jr.

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Charles (Dan) D. Bailey, Jr.

Dan is a land use and local government attorney.

As one of the region’s most experienced land use and local government attorneys, he counsels private and public entities, including non-profit organizations, regarding land use planning and zoning in Sarasota County, including: the handling of site plans; variances; administrative appeals; special exceptions and conditional uses; rezonings; zoning text amendments; street vacations; comprehensive plan amendments; development agreements; and developments of regional impact.

Dan serves as general counsel to the Sarasota-Manatee Airport and Authority; and previously served as counsel for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the Sarasota County Clerk of Court. Among his many civic activities, he is currently one of three board members for The Patterson Foundation—one of the state’s largest and most progressive foundations; and he serves on the Community Leadership Council of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; and the Community Board of the Sarasota Regional Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine. His prior civic activities include service either as president or as chairman of the Sarasota Chapter of the American Red Cross, the United Way of Sarasota County, the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation, and SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence).

Dan is a sixth generation Floridian.

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Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law
  • B.A., Mercer University

PRACTICES

ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE

  • Bar

    • Florida

HONORS

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2017
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Best Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Community Youth Development Leadership Award, 2013
  • "Clyde Nixon Business Leadership" Award, 2010
  • SCOPE Boundary Crosser Award, 2009
  • "Flames of Distinction Award," Westcoast Center for Human Development, 2008
  • Heart of the Community Award, 2001
  • Kiwanis Club of Friendship Second Annual Citizen's Roast Award, 1990
  • United Way “New” Volunteer of the Year, 1985
  • Sarasota Jaycees' Distinguished Service Award, 1980

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

BAR & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • The Patterson Foundation, Board Member
  • University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Community Leadership Council, Board Member
  • Sarasota Regional Campus of Florida State University College of Medicine, Community Board Member
  • Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority, General Counsel
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Former General Counsel
  • Sarasota County Clerk of Court, Former General Counsel
  • Sarasota Chapter of the American Red Cross, Past Chairman
  • United Way of Sarasota County, Past Chairman
  • Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, Past Chairman
  • William G. & Marie Selby Foundation, Past Chairman
  • SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence), Past Chairman
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