Mr. Shimberg is the Executive Vice President for Legal and External Affairs for Strategic Property Partners, LLC, the developers of the Water Street Tampa project. He joined Strategic Property Partners in December 2013 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In addition to his role with SPP, Mr. Shimberg also serves as General Counsel for Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, the parent company for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Amalie Arena.
Mr. Shimberg previously spent two years as the City Attorney for the City of Tampa where he ran the city’s legal department, advised City Council, and served as Senior Advisor to Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Prior to working for the City of Tampa, Mr. Shimberg practiced privately at the firm Holland &. Knight for 26 years where he spent three years as the executive partner of the Tampa office. His private practice focused on land use, zoning, local government, and real estate development.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Florida’s College of Law. Mr. Shimberg also currently serves on the Board of the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative and the James & Amy Shimberg Foundation.