Edward P. de la Parte, Jr., the firm's managing partner, practices in the areas of Land Use and Environmental Law. The American Research Corporation designates him as a “Leading American Attorney” and “Leading Florida Attorney” in these categories. Additionally, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rates Ed “AV” and names him a Preeminent Attorney in Environmental Law.
He has also served as General Counsel of the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, now known as Tampa Bay Water. He has appeared before most administrative agencies of the State of Florida in areas such as rule making, rule challenges, rate hearings, administrative hearings, environmental permitting and professional licensure proceedings.