Veronica Anderson, Esq.

Veronica Anderson is the President and Chief Executive Officer, with experience in government, business, real estate and health laws. She has directed small business procurement programs at the city (of Orlando), county (Orange County, FL) and state (of Florida) levels and created a number of innovative programs that benefited the business community. She now practices law in Central Florida. In addition, Mrs. Anderson has a decade of experience with administrative law, federal regulations and numerous years in health law. She has formed hundreds of businesses and non-profit organizations and has provided general counsel and other legal services to healthcare providers.

Mrs. Anderson is committed to the community and has served in leadership roles with chambers of commerce, charter school boards, government councils and lending institutions. Mrs. Anderson brings all of her talents, contacts and commitment to quality service to her clients, whether she is their attorney or their consultant.

Professional Experience

Anderson and Associates, P.A.
Orlando, FL
Chief Executive Officer (2000 to Present)
Directs a law that provides legal services in the areas of business and corporate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and social security disability. The firm also conducts mediations and public policy consulting services in the areas of community outreach, public involvement, minority/women/disadvantaged/small business enterprise development, certification, contract compliance and disparity studies.

Previous Professional Experience

State of Florida, Minority Business Advocacy & Assistance Office
Tallahassee, FL
Executive Administrator (1996 to 1999)
Reported to Governor in directing a statewide Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program, by establishing statewide goals, monitoring statewide contract expenditures, providing technical assistance, and reporting legislative compliance of over 42 state agencies and universities. Advocated economic develop strategies for minority businesses. Certified minority business enterprises. Built partnerships with local governmental and private business entities and leaders. Partnered with over 42 M/WBE Department Coordinators and Purchasing Officials. Coordinated with legislature and statewide local governmental authorities on minority business issues. Chaired a statewide task force to create reciprocal M/WBE certification program and signed on 62 partners to a reciprocal certification process.

Orange County Minority/Women Business Enterprise Department
Orlando, FL
Manager (1988 to 1996)
Managed the County’s M/WBE Program. Conducted contract compliance, certified minority businesses and provided technical assistance. Served on committees to evaluate proposals, bid protest and to select consultants. Monitored contracts and mediated business procurement/contract disputes. Served as
Chairperson of a 4 Consortium to oversee the communities’ disparity study consultant and coordinated public hearings of the results.

City of Orlando, Minority Business Enterprise Department
Orlando, FL
Minority Business Enterprise Coordinator (1987 to 1988)

Implemented the City’s M/WBE Program. Certified minority businesses, conducted contract compliance and mediated contract disputes.

Other Relevant Experience

  • North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Holly Springs, MS
  • Managing Attorney 1985 to 1987
  • Managed an office of 4 in providing legal representation to the poor in 7 rural counties. Practiced law.
  • Conducted community outreach and assessed community legal needs.
  • Positions from 1982 to 1985 consisted of internships with University of Mississippi School of Law, North
  • Mississippi Rural Legal Services, and Governor Bob Graham, Tallahassee, FL.

Education

  • University of Mississippi, School of Law (1985) Oxford, Mississippi. Juris Doctor
  • Florida State University (1982) Tallahassee, Florida Bachelor of Science
  • Member: Florida Bar Association (1989); Mississippi Bar Association (1986) and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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