Kevin R. Bruning

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Biography

Kevin R. Bruning concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation involving primarily real estate and business related disputes. He handles complex business negotiations, trials and civil proceedings.Mr. Bruning received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1994. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida and he received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Stetson University College of Law in 2000, where he served as the Digest Editor of the Stetson Law Review. He is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts as well as the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bruning is currently the Chairman of the Sarasota County Historic Preservation Board, having served on that board approximately six years. Mr. Bruning is the incoming President of the Sarasota County Bar Association and has been awarded Martindale Hubbell's AV rating, the highest rating awards.

Mr. Bruning has been recognized as a Legal "Up & Comer" by Florida Trend Magazine.

Published Works

RECENT DEVELOPMENT: State Preemption: Franklin County v. Fieldale Farms Corporation (Co-Author with John Fagan), Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 981), 270 Ga. 272, 507 S.E.2d 460 (Ga. 1998) , Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Transportation: Traffic Control Devices: City of Sarasota v. Windom, 736 So 2d 741, Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 997), 2d Dist. Ct. App. 1999, Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Elections: Ballot Summary - Ballot Titles: Maxwell v. Lee County, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson L. Rev. 775), Fla. 2d Dist. Ct. App. 1998, Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT Environment: Pollution Control: Metropolitan Dade County v. Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson L. Rev. 787), 714 So. 2d 512, Fla. 3d Dist. Ct. App. 1998 , Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Insurance: Policy Exclusion: City of Pompano Beach v. T.H.E. Insurance Company, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson L. Rev. 824), 709 So. 2n 603 (Fla. 4th Dist. Ct. App. 1998) , Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: License & Permits: Occupational License - Revocation: Ammons v. Okeechobee County, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson L. Rev. 861), 710 So. 2d 641 (Fla. 4th Dist. Ct. App. 1998), Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Municipal Finance: Special Assessment: Escambia County v. Bell, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson L. Rev. 867), 717 So, 2d 85, Fla. 1st Dist. a. App. 1998 , Winter, 1998
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Public Employment; Discrimination & Labor: United States v. City of Hialeah, Stetson University College Law Review (28 Stetson 1. Rev. 918), 140 F. 3d 968 (11th Cir. 1998) , Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT Nudity and Alcohol: Morality Lies in Public Discussion, Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 775), Winter, 2000
Member, Symposium Coordinator, Advisor, RECENT DEVELOPMENT, Digest Editor, Stetson Law Review and Professor J.J. Brown, Executive Council, Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 811), Winter, 1999
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Elections: Challenges - Qualifications to Cast Vote: Holton v. Hollingsworth (Co Author with Jeffrey D. Ryan), Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 865), 270 Ga. 591, 514 S.E. 2d 6 (Ga. 1999), Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Meetings & Procedures: Open Meetings Law-Pending Litigation, Sunshine Law: Pending Litigation: Zorc v. City of Vero Beach, Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 899), 722 So. 2d 891 (Fla. 4th dist. Ct. App. 1998), rev. denied, 735 So. 2d 1284 Fla. 1999) with clarification by 99 Op. Att'y Gen. 37 (1999) , Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Ordinances & Regulations: Noise: City of Sarasota v. 35 S. Lemon (Co-Author with Jacquelyn Susan Stewart), Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 993), 722 So. 2d 268, (Fla. 2d Dist. Ct. app. 1998), Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Public Education: Search & Seizure: State v. Whorley, Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 962), 720 So. 2d 282, (Fla. 2d Dist. Ct. App. 1998) , Winter, 2000
RECENT DEVELOPMENT: Public Employment: Workers' Compensation: Heric v. City of Ormond Beach (Co-Author with Jeffrey D. Ryan), Stetson University College Law Review (29 Stetson L. Rev. 977), 728 So. 2d 1247, (Fla. 1st Dist. Ct. App. 1999), Winter, 2000

Classes/Seminars

Basic Real Property Course, Real Estate Litigation, 2008
Basic Real Property Course, Real Estate Litigation, 2011

Honors and Awards

Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", 2010
"Martindale Hubbell" AV Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

Sarasota County Bar Association, Incoming President, 2000 - 2013
The Florida Bar, Member
Sarasota County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2010 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz and Getzen, Shareholder, 2000 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

Chairman, Sarasota County Historic Preservation Board, 2009 - 2013
Affiliate Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Real Property Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
941-556-9030  Phone
941-312-5316  Fax
www.bentleyandbruning.com
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S., Journalism, 1994; Rollins College, M.B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, Florida
Reported Cases:
Sarasota County v. Bow Point Developers, PRACTICE AREA: Land Use/Zoning. DATE: October 26, 2007. OUTCOME: Trial Court decision upheld in client's favor. DESCRIPTION: Challenge to County decision to close waterfront hotel due to alleged abandonment; FCCI v. Cayce's Excavation, PRACTICE AREA: Insurance. DATE: April 27, 2005. OUTCOME: Trial Court decision reversed in favor of client. DESCRIPTION: Challenge to Trial Court judgment of estoppel against Insurance carrier; Thrasher v. Arida, PRACTICE AREA: Real Estate. DATE: November 7, 2003. OUTCOME: Trial Court reversed in favor of client. DESCRIPTION: Challenge to entry of summary judgment against client on issue of easement rights across property; Maple Manor v. City of Sarasota, PRACTICE AREA: Civil Rights. DATE: April 3, 2002. OUTCOME: Trial Court decision in favor of City reversed due to City's failure to provide procedural due process to owner. DESCRIPTION: Challenge to City Nuisance Abatement Board imposition of fines and other terms on landlord; FCCI v. National Union Fire, PRACTICE AREA: Litigation. DATE: November 6, 1998. OUTCOME: Trial Court decision upheld in client's favor. DESCRIPTION: Trail Court set aside judgment based on newly discovered evidence and appeal taken by AIG; FCCI v. National Union Fire, PRACTICE AREA: Insurance. DATE: July 24. 1998. OUTCOME: Doctrine to apply as between insurer and insured. DESCRIPTION: Underlying case involved seven figure reinsurance claim with AIG subsidiary National Union Issue.
ISLN:
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