General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides sound legal advice, accurate information, and prompt services to Florida Polytechnic University, its Board of Trustees, and the university’s Foundation. The vision of the office is to provide proactive support to the university by reviewing legal documents; assisting in the creation and promulgation of regulations, rules and policies; and training university leadership and departments on legal matters.

Department Services

Academic Affairs
Direct Support Organizations
Disputes, Enforcement & Emergencies
Facilities, Finance, Procurement, Business Contracts/Transactions
Faculty, Staff, and Students
Governance
IP and Proprietary Interests
Research
Student Affairs
University-Wide – Other

Academic Affairs

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Academic Affairs AgreementsMelaine Schmiz
Dual Enrollment AgreementsMelaine Schmiz
Industry PartnershipsDavid Brunell
International Exchange AgreementsMelaine Schmiz
Internship AgreementsMelaine Schmiz
Intellectual Property Matters (patent, trademark, copyright)Alex Landback
David Brunell

Direct Support Organizations

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
University Foundation - ContractsDavid Brunell
Alex Landback
University Foundation - Gift AgreementsDavid Brunell
Alex Landback
University Foundation - Policies and GovernanceGina DeIulio

Disputes, Enforcement & Emergencies

General CounselMelaine Schmiz
University Police MattersAlex Landback

Facilities, Finance, Procurement, Business

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Business & Auxiliary Service MattersDavid Brunell
Campus Use AgreementsDavid Brunell
Construction LawDavid Brunell
Environmental Health and Safety MattersDavid Brunell
Finance and AdministrationGina DeIulio
Information Technology MattersAlex Landback
Industry PartnershipsAlex Landback
Major TransactionsDavid Brunell
Purchasing Matters > $75,000David Brunell
Purchasing Matters < $75,000Alex Landback
Real Estate LawAlex Landback

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Employment LawGina DeIulio
Alex Landback
Equal Employment Opportunity MattersGina DeIulio
Alex Landback
GarnishmentsGina DeIulio
Sherri Pavlik
Human ResourcesGina DeIulio
Alex Landback
Immigration Law and Visas-StudentsMelaine Schmiz
Immigration Law and Visas-FacultyAlex Landback
Labor LawGina DeIulio

Governance

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Board of TrusteesGina DeIulio
Delegations of AuthorityDavid Brunell
GovernanceGina DeIulio
University RegulationsGina DeIulio
University Regulations, Policies, Rules, and ProceduresSherri Pavlik

IP and Proprietary Interests

General CounselDavid Brunell

Research

General CounselDavid Brunell

Student Affairs

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Admissions and Enrollment AreasMelaine Schmiz
Financial AidMelaine Schmiz
International Exchange AgreementsMelaine Schmiz
Residence DeterminationsMelaine Schmiz
Student Government AssociationMelaine Schmiz
Student Records and FERPAMelaine Schmiz
Student Affairs MattersMelaine Schmiz
Tuition and FeesGina DeIulio

University-Wide – Other

Subject MatterGeneral Counsel
Ethics and Conflicts of InterestGina DeIulio
Information Technology MattersAlex Landback
University RelationsGina DeIulio
Public Record RequestsSherri Pavlik
Risk ManagementDavid Brunell
SubpoenasSherri Pavlik
Marketing and CommunicationsAlex Landback

Contact General Counsel

Location
Our offices are located at Polk State College, in the Lakeland Technology Building
3425 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, Florida 33803

Mailing Address
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33508-8531

OGC@floridapoly.edu

Meet the Team

Regina Delulio
Vice President and General Counsel

Sherri Pavlik
Executive Assistant

David J. Brunell
Assistant General Counsel

Melaine Schmiz 
Assistant General Counsel

Alexander M. Landback
Assistant General Counsel