Robert N. Sechen is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law and has been AV rated in the Martindale Hubbell law directory for over 15 years in the cities he has practiced.
Mr. Sechen received a B.A. degree in Business Management from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. He is admitted to practice before Florida Courts, the Federal Courts Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the United States Supreme Court
Formerly a shareholder with the Miami law firms of Blackwell & Walker and Kubicki Draper, PA., Mr. Sechen came to Tallahassee to join Governor Jeb Bush's administration as General Counsel to the Department of Juvenile Justice in 1999.
In 2003 Mr. Sechen became the General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of the Republican Party of Florida to assist in the reelection of President George W. Bush where he directed the state party's financial and legal affairs for the President's Reelection.
While in private practice, Mr. Sechen represented many Cities, Counties, School Boards and other municipal entities throughout the state. He was also the City Attorney for the City of Vero Beach.
Mr, Sechen, while in Miami, was selected as the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authorities' first General Counsel where he oversaw the legal operations of the Authority and its development of the first Miami arena for the obtaining of the Miami Heat basketball franchise. He also represented the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami in obtaining one of the first downtown development orders that permitted substantial development within the downtown area of the City of Miami.
Mr. Sechen has published articles in the Stetson Law Review, the University of Miami Law Review and the Florida Bar Journal in addition to other publications. He has served as the Chair of the Annual and Mid Year Meetings of the Florida Bar, was selected to be on the initial the Certification Board for City County and Local Government Lawyers, served for six years on the City County and Local Government Lawyers Executive Council and was Chairman of the Economics of the Law Practice Section (now the Practice Management Section) of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Sechen has served on numerous businesses and community organization's boards including the Board of Regents of the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Florida, the Board of Directors of Miami's New World Center Foundation, the Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust and was active in the leadership of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Sechen's current practice focuses on government, administrative law and litigation.