Sunday, June 12, 2011

Broad and Cassel adds Jo Thacker as a Partner in Orlando office

Broad and Cassel, is pleased to announce the addition of Jo Thacker to the Orlando office as a Partner.

A well-known legal veteran in Central Florida, Thacker brings to the firm a wide variety of expertise and will practice in various areas of law, from corporate matters and governmental relations to real estate and land use.

“Jo is a tremendous leader in this region and the state. A lifelong resident of Osceola County, we are honored that she is returning to private practice and joining our team,” said 
C. David Brown, II, chairman of the statewide law firm.
Thacker has served in a number of local and statewide leadership positions including her work with the Florida Association of Counties, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber, and the Osceola District of the Boy Scouts of America, who recently honored her at the annual Golden Eagle Boy Scout Dinner. A Kissimmee native, Thacker will remain active in her community service and leadership.

During her 13-year tenure as Osceola County Attorney, Thacker also served as interim County Manager. Prior to this, she served as a partner in the law firm of Overstreet, Ritch and Thacker.

A University of Florida graduate, she also received her juris doctor from UF’s Levin College of Law. Thacker now serves as a Trustee for the College of Law.

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Broad and Cassel established its Orlando office in 1975, and it has become the largest office in the firm. The firm’s Orlando attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Affordable Housing and Tax Credit, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities, Eminent Domain, Estate Planning, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Environmental Law, Real Estate and Public Finance and Capital Projects. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 160 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in eight offices throughout the State of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at


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