Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. was established in 1984 so that its principals could concentrate their practice upon the representation of local government on a statewide basis. Consistent with this concept the firm has developed into a full service law firm for local governments. NG&N has blended a specialized Wall Street public finance practice with hands-on local government experience to create a law firm with a unique focus.
From the beginning, the focus of NG&N has been on governmental problem solving and the creation of innovative home rule or legislative finance initiatives. NG&N currently represents local governments throughout the state in a broad range of related government issues including practices in the following areas: public finance, general governmental law, litigation and appellate law, public utilities law, employment law, land use and real estate law, and special project financing, all of which have proved to be complimentary to each other over the years.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of NG&N is its extensive representation of Florida local governments and the historical participation by its attorneys in shaping Florida local government statutory and case law. Such experience began with the creation of the constitutional and statutory home rule powers of counties and municipalities in the 1968 constitutional revision as further implemented by general law in the early 1970s. This experience and historical perspective is unparalleled in any other law firm.
Thus, it is not by chance but by performance and reputation that NG&N currently has client relationships with numerous local governments in a variety of areas, including public finance, tax and litigation. NG&N has been retained to represent local governments in numerous litigation matters and in a myriad of projects and engagements relating to bond financings, the structure and implementation of home rule revenue sources, the creation of special districts and local authorities, public utilities, and the structure of public-private partnerships.