Jim Shimberg


With a vast background spanning nearly four decades, Jim leads the Tampa office for both the Shubin Law Group, P.A., and The Euclid Group. Jim complements his expertise in local regulatory environments — specifically real estate development, land use, and zoning — with experience navigating both the public and private sectors.

Jim most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”), the developer behind Water Street Tampa, the largest and most transformational project in Tampa’s history, and was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Vinik Sports Group, the parent company of the National Hockey League’s 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. He also spent more than 26 years as a land use and real estate attorney with Holland & Knight LLP, where he was Executive Partner of the Tampa office, Practice Group Leader for the Tampa Bay Area Real Estate and Land Use Group and Chair of the Firm’s National Land Use Initiative.

Jim also served as the City Attorney for the City of Tampa, where he helped manage all legal issues associated with Tampa’s hosting of the 2012 Republican National Convention. These experiences have given him an unparalleled depth of knowledge of the regulatory process in real estate development and land use in the Tampa Bay region.

A Tampa native, Jim has a robust network of business and political relationships that span decades, bolstered by a father and uncle who were prominent developers and community leaders in Tampa. Following in their footsteps, Jim is also active in the community.


Practice Areas

  • Land Use Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Development and Entitlement Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Procurement
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Local Government Law
  • Municipal Litigation
  • Zoning Law


  • University of Florida, B.S., B.A
  • University of Florida, Levin School of Law, J.D.
  • Law Review
  • Florida Blue Key