Vice President, Associate General Counsel Jacksonville Office
Ernst A. Bell is Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Regency Centers.
Ernst manages a team of attorneys and paralegals responsible for all Regency litigation, including landlord-tenant matters, bankruptcies, construction issues, and business disputes.
Before joining Regency Centers in 2009, Ernst worked as a commercial litigator at Foley & Lardner. Ernst also served as an Assistant State Attorney for eight years, prosecuting a broad spectrum of criminal cases.
He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1992, and a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995.
Ernst is an active member of the Florida Bar, a current member of the Bar’s 4th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, and was the past Chairman of the Bar’s 4th Circuit Grievance Committee. He is also active with the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
In his free time, Ernst enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching youth soccer, and cheering for the Florida Gators.