Niceville, Florida Real Estate Lawyers

Niceville, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(850) 279-6868 107 Partin Dr N
Niceville, FL 32578
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Jeremy T. Cranford
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Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Road
Suite H
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Miami School of Law and University of Missouri - Columbia
I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate, Commercial, and Business Transactions, Litigation, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at...
Samuel Scott Critzer
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MIRAMAR BEACH, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(850) 622-0050 12889 US HWY 98 W
UNIT 110A
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 324550
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Scott Critzer began working in the construction and real estate business more than 30 years ago, after graduating from Virginia Tech’s top ranked Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Scott worked first as an engineer for a commercial developer and later as a development project manager. Continuing his education, Scott graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1993, and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since that time. The Critzer Law Firm opened in Atlanta where Scott worked litigating real estate cases and performed real...
Daniel Charles O'Rourke
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Miramar Beach, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
12889 US Highway 98 West Unit 110A
Miramar Beach, FL 32550-3241
Real Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Saint Louis University School of Law
Dan O’Rourke has been practicing law in Florida for nearly 20 years and focuses on general civil and commercial litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of northwest Florida. Dan has represented clients in matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete in the trial court of Walton County to construction liens and contract disputes throughout northwest Florida. He has also represented clients in real estate fraud disputes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and claims pursuant to the federal Hyde Amendment (awarding attorney fees to victims of malicious, vexatious, frivolous and...
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(850) 609-1433 25 Walter Martin Road
Suite 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Real Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Loyola University New Orleans
Jennifer H. Copus originally hails from Arab, Alabama, but has called the Emerald Coast home since moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2000 upon graduating from law school. Jennifer began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney with the Office of the Public Defender in Shalimar, Florida and later worked as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Jennifer now focuses on serving clients in the areas of corporate and business litigation, commercial litigation, condominium law and litigation, real property litigation, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure litigation, employment law and personal injury....
Matthew J Ausley
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(850) 362-7228 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite #1048
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Free ConsultationFort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Real Estate, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Florida Coastal School of Law
Matthew J. Ausley represents clients in litigation related to collections, business, real estate, and family law.

Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Thrive Legal, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice.

As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still owns. Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers.

Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions and...
Andy Wayne Williamson
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(850) 685-3091 167 E. Pt. Washington Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Andy Wayne Williamson is a life long resident of the Florida Panhandle. Wayne was born in Marianna, Florida. Wayne lived in Bonifay, Florida until 1981 when His Family moved to DeFuniak Springs. Wayne graduated from Walton Senior High School in 1987. Wayne attend Okaloosa Walton Community College (Now NW Florida State College) and graduated with two degrees. Wayne then attended Florida State University and graduated in 1993. Wayne attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated in 1997 with a Juris Doctorate degree. Wayne's primary office is located South...
Terrence H Thorgaard
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Freeeport, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(850) 502-9724 51 Cross Creek Circle
Freeeport, FL 32439
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of Puget Sound
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I practiced law from 1977. I was a municipal attorney for the first part of my legal career, and then switched to private practice. I conducted a general private law practice, with emphasis in civil litigation and bankruptcy. I also taught several college-level courses relating to various aspects of the law. In 2004, my family and I moved to Florida and have been here ever since. From 2011 to 2015 I worked for another lawyer in Walton County, assisting him in his office, especially with scheduling...
Nicholas Gresham Foster
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(850) 863-4064 909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Toni L Craig
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Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(850) 243-6969 105 Lewis St
Ste 102
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Alison Etheredge Hand
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Miramar Beach, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
11490 Emerald Coast Parkway #201E
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Real Estate and Business
Alison Hand specializes in real estate closings and short sale negotiation.
Eglin AFB, FL Real Estate Law Attorney
(850) 882-4612 501 W Van Matre Ave
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(850) 837-7021 35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 301
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney
(850) 650-7378 1008 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Insurance Defense
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(850) 650-0599 4477 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business and IP
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(850) 650-3304 34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Business
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(850) 650-7299 1283 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate, Business and Tax
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(850) 651-3011 4 11th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and International
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
535 Stahlman Ave
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Business
Washington Univ (MO)
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(850) 651-9313 4 11th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Criminal and DUI
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(850) 650-0599 4477 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Business
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Business
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(850) 837-3662 4475 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(850) 502-2241 3999 Commons Dr W Ste B
Destin, FL 32541-8446
Real Estate
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(850) 654-8816 4507 Furling Ln
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(850) 650-3304 34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Business
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
1201 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate and Business
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(850) 651-3011 4 11th Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(850) 269-8844 34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business and Maritime
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(850) 651-9944 1201 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate and Business
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(850) 650-0599 4477 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(850) 650-0599 4477 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate and Personal Injury
Destin, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(850) 837-5507 1241 Airport Rd
Destin, FL 32541
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(850) 362-4002 546 Mary Esther Cut Off NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Vanderbilt University Law School
Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(850) 197-4064 909 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Shalimar, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(850) 651-9400 20 Cherokee Rd
Shalimar, FL 32579
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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Niceville Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Services of North Florida Private Bar Involvement Program
(850) 432-8222
Pensacola, FL

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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.