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Office of the General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to and represents Florida Gulf Coast University, its Board of Trustees, the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corporation. We support the mission of the University by handling all legal matters generated by the activities of these entities and by initiating legal action to forestall problems and manage risks. We educate our clients regarding the legal implications of policy and operational decisions, solve legal problems, and facilitate transactions in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The attorneys render legal advice to University Trustees, the President, officers, and administrators and represent the University in all administrative and judicial proceedings.

Common matters requiring legal advice include:  

All matters requiring legal advice or legal action relating to University business should be referred to the Office of the General Counsel.


The OGC is not authorized to render personal legal advice to University employees or students.

Thank you for visiting our web page.

Vee Leonard, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel