Meet Savannah Hancock

Savannah Hancock

Savannah Hancock is an associate attorney at Kilinski Van Wyk where she specializes in the establishment and representation of special districts, including community development districts, improvement districts, stewardship districts, and recreational districts. She also represents private and public clients in construction law matters, serves as issuer’s counsel in conjunction with public financing, and represents landowners around Florida in conservation programs with the state.

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Prior to her legal career, Savannah worked as an analyst with one of the largest asset managers in the world. During that time, she assisted in financing a variety of complex projects and created investment plans for clients’ liquid assets. Savannah began her legal career working within the real estate, land use, and environmental division of a prominent Florida-based law firm. While there, she worked with developers from the property acquisition phase through completion of the development project. This experience, as well as her time in the financial services industry, allowed for a quick and successful transition to Kilinski Van Wyk. She was able to draw upon her knowledge base to represent developers, landowners, homebuilders, and others in the establishment and general counsel representation of various special districts, including Community Development Districts (“CDDs”). Savannah enjoys helping create, finance, and operate vibrant communities and other development projects that serve Florida’s growing population.


Savannah graduated with honors from Stetson University, College of Law. She was heavily involved in the environmental law program and served as a teaching assistant for one of her professors. Savannah earned her Master of International Business from the University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business.

Experience Highlights

  • Jennifer represents some of the largest master planned communities in Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Southeast Florida and areas in between.
  • Jennifer has served as counsel to some of Florida’s largest landowners, national homebuilders, and largest developers in the establishment of special districts and general counsel representation thereafter. This representation includes serving as district counsel in the validation of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax-exempt financing and serving as issuer’s counsel related to the same.
  • Jennifer also represents a large number of resident controlled special districts, where she prides herself on offering policy, business and legal advice in support of the elected officials direction and goals. She understands the importance of sound policy and supporting legal advice and the direct impact to people’s lives in their communities. She walks hand in hand with newly elected officials in support of their policy goals.
  • Jennifer has provided legislative services to industry organizations and special district clients, including monitoring legislation, participating in executive and legislative branch lobbying on special district issues and coordinating large scale efforts, including the implementation of Amendment 12.
  • Jennifer represents a number of private landowners in conjunction with negotiation and execution of construction contracts for multi-million dollar private projects, including coordination with owners, contractors, engineers and related professionals.

In her free time, Jennifer is action oriented – she enjoys spending time with her husband and their extremely active children, working on community and civic projects especially with at risk populations and training for and competing in triathlons and other outdoor pursuits.

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