Nikki C. Day

Attorney

Office phone: 813-273-6677

nday@bmolaw.com

Office Location: Tampa

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Nicole “Nikki” Day is the co-chair of Bryant Miller Olive’s Litigation Practice Group and is also a member of Bryant Miller Olive’s State & Local Government practice group, where her primary practice includes representing city, county, and state governmental entities in all manner of legal matters, including corporate governance, public finance, and complex litigation. Ms. Day is board certified by The Florida Bar in City, County & Local Government Law and serves as Special Counsel to local governments throughout the state. She also regularly represents private entities in commercial and construction disputes.

Prior to joining BMO, Ms. Day was an associate with Zimmet, Unice & Salzman, P.A., where she focused her practice on all matters of local government representation, including commercial and governmental transactions, and litigation. In the tradition of many of the firm’s attorneys, Ms. Day worked as a law clerk with BMO while attending law school. During her clerkship, she was extensively involved in issues surrounding local government, high-profile government litigation, Florida Constitutional law, and employment law. Her work experience prior to law school includes working in accounting as a Finance Assistant for Global Spectrum, a leading event facility management company, and as an accountant for a C.P.A. firm in St. Petersburg.

A Florida native, Ms. Day earned her law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2009, cum laude. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, cum laude, from the University of Central Florida in 2006. While in law school, Ms. Day was selected as a judicial intern to the Appellate Panel of the Florida Sixth Judicial Circuit and for publication in the local government symposium of Stetson’s Law Review. She was also selected as a competing member of the Stetson College of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and competed in the American Bar Association’s Regional Negotiation Competitions. Ms. Day was named to the 2017 Business Observer’s top 40 under 40, has previously been named as a “Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer” by Florida Trend, and received the Achievement Rewards for Collegiate Scientists’ 2015 Light Award for her work as the organization’s General Counsel since 2010.

EDUCATION

College: University of Central Florida- B.A., Communications, cum laude, 2006

Law School: Stetson University College of Law- J.D., cum laude, 2009

BAR ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar, 2010

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2011

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010

All Florida Courts

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-Chair, Local Government Law Section, St. Pete Bar Association (2018-2019)

Florida League of Cities’ Growth Management and Economic Development Legislative Policy Committee, 2013-present

Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2015

International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), Member

Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA), Member

Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel Member (2018)

Co-Chair of the Government & Administrative Law Section of the Clearwater Bar Association, 2012-2013

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Board of Directors, Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association, Inc. (HONNA)

Parliamentarian to Board of Directors, ARCS – Tampa Bay, Inc.

Foster Volunteer for Lab Rescue of Florida, Great Dane Rescue of Tampa Bay, and Passion4Pits-St. Pete

HONORS & AWARDS

ARCS Tampa Bay Light Award, 2015

Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2016

Top 40 Under 40, Business Observer, 2017

Super Lawyers, Florida Trend, 2019

PRESENTATIONS

First Amendment Rights and Limits on Speech of Public Employees, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar, Co-author with Attorney Denise Heekin and David Miller (2008)

Special District Governance & Board Leadership: Responsibilities for Legal Counsel, Florida Association of Special Districts Annual Conference (2011)

Law for Public Officials, Clearwater Bar Association (2013; 2019)

Uncharted Waters: Navigating Governmental Entities’ Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy Cases, Florida Association of County Attorneys (FACA) Annual Seminar, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar (2013)

Staying ‘Friends’ with your 501(c)(3) Organizations, Florida Association of County Attorneys (FACA) (2015)

Local Government as a Creditor, City County Local Government Law Attorney Deskbook

Exemptions from Taxes, Assessments and Fees; PILOT Agreements, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar (2016)

Florida’s Sunshine Law, Urban Land Institute, StimULI Program (2017)

Overview of Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions and “PILOT” Fee Agreements by Cities, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar (2017)

Ethical Considerations for Government Officials and Those Who Interact with Them, St. Pete Bar Association (2018)

PILOT Agreements Have Lift Off, Florida Association of County Attorneys (FACA) Seminar (2018)

Procurement Preliminaries: What every city attorney should know about procurement, the CCNA, P3s, and more, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar (2018)

Hometown Democracy: The St. Pete Beach Experience, 38 Stetson L. Rev. 491 (Spring 2009), co-authored with Michael S. Davis

Code Enforcement: Discouraging Repeat Violators in a Meaningful Way, Quality Cities, feature publication (May/June 2016)

Shedding Light on the Sunshine Law: What’s important when contracting with governmental entities in Florida, Florida TREP (December 2017)

PILOT Agreements Have Liftoff: City of Largo v. AHF-Bay Fund LLC, __ Stetson L. Rev. ___ (Spring 2018), co-authored with Alan S. Zimmet and Ellie Neiberger

Posts and Texts and Tweets… Oh My! Public Records in the Social Media Age, Quality Cities, feature publication (May/June 2018)

Procurement Law, City of Port St. Lucie Procurement Month Event (2019)

IT, Public Records, and the Sunshine Law, Florida Government Finance Officials Association (FGFOA) Seminar (2019)

The Life and Time of Septic to Sewer, Florida Association of County Attorneys (FACA) Seminar (2019)

Sunshine Law Issues: An Update on Open Meetings Laws and an Overview on its Applicability to Citizen Advisory Boards, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) Seminar (2019)

Public Records, Public Meetings, and Ethics, Florida League of Cities, Annual Certification Course, locations throughout the State of Florida (2015-2020)
 

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