As early as 6th grade, Becky Wilson advocated for the causes she believed in. Her concern about nuclear waste and water contamination in her hometown of Dothan, Alabama – and her thorough research – promoted her to press a state legislator with questions in the school auditorium. Having grown up in the south, Becky got in trouble for questioning authority – yet that life experience served her well.
After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Becky landed in Orlando, quickly building a reputation at Lowndes for being thorough, outspoken, and a tireless advocate for clients. She ultimately found her niche in land use, collaborating with architects, transportation engineers and local governments to move her clients’ projects – and Central Florida – forward. Becky became one of the youngest female shareholders at the firm. Today, she is Chair of the Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group.
Her clients include property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in the development of high-rise, hotels, planned communities, large “power-centers,” mixed-use projects, office buildings and big box commercial projects, projects within historic districts, multi-family developments, senior living, and affordable housing. Becky works closely with the local government entities to address the needs of her clients related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), procurement issues, due diligence, and property rights.
Undoubtedly, Becky’s diligence, activism and southern charm were responsible in part for her recent appointment as chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Central Florida District Council, a global multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 40,000 members dedicated to the responsible use of land, and creating and sustaining thriving communities.
- Alfond Inn (hotel, restaurant, and meeting space by Rollins College)
- Heritage Park (Land swap with City of Winter Park and development of 3-story office building)
- Center for Health and Well Being (80,000 s.f. of wellness, fitness and medical uses along with reconfigured road network by Winter Park Health Foundation)
- The Yard (9-story, 650 residential units and commercial along with re-aligned Alden Road)
- The 420 Church (mid-rise residential on Church Street)
- Modera (high-rise residential with redevelopment of The University Club)
- Listed in 2015-2016 Legal 500 US as a Recommended Attorney in Real Estate and Construction – Land Use/Zoning
- 2015 WWMB Women to Watch, Orlando Business Journal
- 2015 “Most Influential People in Winter Park” by Winter Park Magazine
- “Legal Elite Up & Comer” 2015 by Florida Trend Magazine
- 2005-2007, 2011-2014 “Legal Elite Up & Comer,” Florida Trend Magazine
- 2011 “Up-and-Comer Finalist” for Women Who Mean Business, Orlando Business Journal
- 2007 and 2009 “Forty Under Forty,” Orlando Business Journal
- Recognized as a “Florida Rising Stars” 2009-2016 by Florida Super Lawyers
- 2009 “Forty Under Forty,” Florida Real Estate Magazine
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013-2019
- Urban Land Institute, Chair
- Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors, Past Chair
- City of Winter Park, Visioning Steering Committee, Past Chair
- One Hundred of Orange County, Inc., Committee Member
- Leadership Winter Park, Class XVI
- Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- The Florida Bar
- Orange County Bar Association