Seffner, Florida Real Estate Lawyers

Alicia Regina Seward
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Florida Real Estate Law Attorney

Alicia’s life story begins in Westchester County, New York and she moved to Florida when she was relatively young. After high school, she attended Florida State University and obtained her undergraduate degree in... Read More »
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Seffner, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(813) 655-4940 1022 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Seffner, FL 33584
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Bryant Dunivan
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Valrico, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(813) 502-6768 1815 FL-60
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Valrico, FL 33594
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an Attorney with the Owen & Dunivan, PLLC. I currently focus my practice on foreclosure defense (including loss mitigation - short sales and loan modifications), bankruptcy representation (chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy), real estate/property law, consumer credit collection violations, and criminal law. A consultation with me or my firm may result in seeking relief under Title 11 of the US Code (Bankruptcy). We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
Brice Zoecklein
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Brandon, FL Real Estate Law Attorney
(813) 540-0276 915 Oakfield Dr. Suite C
Brandon, FL 33511
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Foreclosure Defense, Insurance Claims and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Mr. Zoecklein currently focuses his practice on Plaintiff's Civil Litigation. His team is currently litigating cases throughout the State of Florida in the practice areas of probate administration, estate litigation, insurance claims, family law and business law. Brice Zoecklein grew up in Blacksburg Virginia and attended Virginia Tech where he graduated cum laude and obtained a degree in business management. While at Virginia Tech Mr. Zoecklein ran several successful franchises throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Zoecklein then obtained his juris doctorate degree cum luade and a Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law....
Sarah E Peart
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 314-2475 10150 Highland Manor Dr,
Ste.# 200
Tampa, FL 33610
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Florida State University College of Law
Sarah hails from Upstate New York and is a Yankee at heart, though she relocated to Florida over a decade ago. After high school, she moved to New York City to attend Fordham University. While living in the Big Apple, she gained experience through several jobs, including interning for The Fresh Air Fund, tutoring disadvantaged children in the Bronx through the America Reads Challenge program, and working on a congressional campaign, to name a few. During her junior year, she traveled to Ireland for a six month study abroad program and studied Celtic History and International Economics at University...
Michael J. Owen
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Valrico, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 502-6768 1815 FL-60
#202
Valrico, FL 33594
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University
Richard Frederick Wheeler
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Brandon, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
217 East Robertson Street
Brandon, FL 33511
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Joseph Trunkett
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(813) 314-2166 10150 Highland Manor Drive
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33610
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Consumer
University of Miami
Miriam L. Sumpter-Richard
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer
10150 Highland Manor Drive #200
Tampa, FL 33610
Real Estate
Stephen K. Hachey
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(813) 549-0096 15619 Premiere Dr. Ste 104A
Tampa, FL 33624
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Hachey opened his law practice in Tampa, Florida in 2007. Mr. Hachey is admitted to the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Prior to launching his legal career, Mr. Hachey earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in accounting and performed tax consulting services as a Certified Public Accountant for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hachey is also a graduate of Florida State University, earning his law degree in 2005.

Mr. Hachey is also a current member of the National and Florida Board of Realtors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,...
John Matthew Hemenway
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Valrico, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 643-4900 1060 Bloomingdale Ave
Valrico, FL 33596
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida
John M. Hemenway is a founding partner of Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. John practices in the areas of real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate, combining experience in each of these areas to provide a comprehensive approach to transactions and planning. He regularly counsels individuals in connection with their personal real estate and estate planning matters, and represents business owners in a variety of commercial real estate and business transactions.
John S. Koda
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Florida Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

University of Florida College of LawU.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and Florida
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Alicia Regina Seward
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TAMPA, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(813) 252-6789 1814 N. 15th Street
Suite 10
TAMPA, FL 33605
Real Estate, Collections, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Stetson University College of Law
Alicia’s life story begins in Westchester County, New York and she moved to Florida when she was relatively young. After high school, she attended Florida State University and obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature. Subsequently, Alicia attended Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida where she concentrated her studies in Trial Advocacy. Prior to forming Seward Law, Alicia worked in the real estate field representing associations and landlords in resolving various real estate matters. Alicia’s personal hobbies are spending time with her niece, running 5K’s, traveling and relaxing by the pool. She lives and works in the...
Shannon M Houk
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(813) 422-5622 1503 S. US Highway 301
Suite 38
Tampa, FL 33619
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of Miami School of Law
Mr. Leighton J Hyde
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney
(813) 870-9555 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 213
Tampa, FL 33609
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
REAL ESTATE LAW We handle all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions including: contract drafting, due diligence, negotiations, contract review, title insurance, lease preparation and review, land trusts, quieting title, mortgage and note preparation and more. Are you are a seller, buyer, tenant, landlord, or lender involved in a real estate transaction? Call The Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde, P.A. for a free consultation. If you decide to hire us, we will work diligently to protect your interests. We are also equipped to handle your real estate litigation matters including: evictions, contract disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, code...
Eugene P. Castagliuolo
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(866) 200-4646 10853 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569
Free ConsultationRiverview, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Robert Anthony Herce
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(813) 241-6111 1710 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Jeffrey Lieser
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jeff is the Managing Partner of Lieser Skaff Alexander (LSA), a 9-attorney firm with 3 Florida offices. Jeff has concentrated his practice on business law and business litigation.

In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster. The select lawyers on this prestigious list represent fewer than 1.5% of active Florida Bar members. Jeff has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2013-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.

Jeff represents clients in complex business and civil litigation cases...
David Befeler
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 419-2004 3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W.
Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami School of Law
Mr. Paul D. Bain
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(813) 223-7474 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2700
Tampa, FL 33602
Real Estate
University of Florida Levin College of Law
For over 20 years, our team has been representing property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation throughout the State of Florida. My practice concentrates on problem-solving from strategy and negotiation thorough trial. I serve as lead counsel in jury and non-jury trials, mediations, and other dispute resolution procedures. Our firm guides an owner through the condemnation process, protects an owner's property rights, and fights for an owner to receive full compensation. Practice areas: Eminent domain and property rights legal representation in trial and appellate court proceedings and administrative hearings. Founded in 1970, Trenam...
Timothy C Martin Esq.
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(813) 260-1413 3813 W. El Prado Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
Real Estate, Animal, Business and Landlord Tenant
Barry University
Timothy C. Martin is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. As the owner/attorney of Martin Law Office, P.A., he serves the Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas and beyond in matters relating to animal law, environmental law and land use, real estate/real property, corporate law, business organizations and transactions, administrative law, and LGBT issues.
Brian Andrew Leung
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(813) 258-5835 3203 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, FL 33607
Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Real Estate, Business and Construction
The Florida State University College of Law
Practice Areas: Business Law; Construction Law; Real Estate
Admitted: 2005, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Law School: Florida State University, J.D.

Member: Hillsborough County Bar Association; The Florida Bar.

Biography: Board of Directors, Tampa Interbay Rotary Club. Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Lifetime Member Veterans of Foreign Wars. AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Named “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers. Consistently named to “Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers” by Legal Leaders Magazine.

Born: Charlotte, North Carolina, April 1, 1974

MilitaryService: U.S. Navy, 1993-1999

Cases: Scherer v. Villas Del Verde Homeowners Ass'n, Inc., 55 So.3d 602 (Fla....
Samantha L. Dammer
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(813) 288-0303 620 E. Twiggs Street
Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Valparaiso University School of Law
Samantha Dammer is an attorney licensed in Florida and Illinois, concentrating her practice in general business law, bankruptcy law, real estate litigation, foreclosure solutions, family law, as well as comprehensive asset protection and debt restructuring. A tenacious, compassionate and experienced attorney in Tampa Bay, Ms. Dammer provides a holistic approach to clients who are seeking relief from real estate related financial distress, foreclosure or pre-foreclosure issues.
Brian David Arrighi
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Wesley Chapel, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(813) 518-7411 26852 Tanic Drive
Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Brian Arrighi is a attorney in Tampa and founding partner of the North Tampa Law Group. His firm is dedicated to guiding Floridians through family law, real estate, estate planning and other civil law concerns. He holds memberships with the Florida Bar and Hillsborough County Bar Association. To receive more information, contact his team today and get a free consultation.
R. Todd Burbine
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(727) 286-6257 3410 Henderson Blvd
200
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Whittier Law School
Mr. Burbine specializes in Real Estate, (Foreclosures) Development Planning and Land Use Law, Landlord/Tenant and Boundary Disputes, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and General Civil Litigation. Before starting his own firm Mr. Burbine clerked with firms practicing mainly in Civil Litigation. Mr. Burbine also clerked with the Orange County Public Defenders Office (California) and the Tampa City Attorney's Office. After passing the Bar, Mr. Burbine practice family law and general civil litigation before practicing mainly Real Estate, Municipal Law and Estate Planning and Probate. Mr. Burbine has been the Assistant City Attorney for several Local Municipalities; including Safety...
John S. Koda
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(813) 816-1816 3413 W Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33618
Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Real Estate, Business and Consumer
University of Florida College of Law
Spiro J. Verras
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(813) 228-6800 1509 W Swann Ave
Suite 240A
Tampa, FL 33060
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
A graduate of Yale and Tulane, Spiro’s professional background includes estate planning and probate, corporate and business law, real estate and closings, intellectual property, immigration and civil litigation, with experience in serious personal injury and probate litigation. He has handled class actions, consumer protection and privacy matters, and has pursued claims against major financial institutions on behalf of defrauded customers, and he has tirelessly championed civil rights suits. A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Spiro was formerly a partner at Jones, Verras & Freiberg, a New Orleans-based multistate law firm. After returning to the Tampa Bay area, Spiro served...
Nadia Phanco
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(813) 533-5555 5121 Ehrlich Rd., Ste 107-A
Tampa, FL 33624
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
The Attorneys at Glenn and Phanco, P.A., practice solely in the area of Marital and Family Law and pride themselves on their mission to drive and change the legal industry, while providing first class service they know each client truly deserves. The Attorneys at Glenn and Phanco, P.A., understand the emotional turmoil and life changing circumstances surrounded in each family law case and are both passionate and compassionate in navigating through the legal processes that are tailored to meet each client's needs. If you are looking to hire an Attorney who genuinely cares about your legal affairs and will fight...
Donald Patrick DeCort
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(813) 254-0156 215 West Verne Street
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33606
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Don DeCort entered private practice in 1994 after an illustrious career in the U.S. Army, which culminated with his retirement as a colonel. He practiced with the firm of Anderson & Artigliere, PA from 1994 to 1995 and spent eight years as a partner in Holcomb & DeCort, P.A., from 1995 to 2003. He opened the Law Office of Donald P. DeCort, P.A. in 2003 and, along with Kristin R. H. Kirkner, Esquire, opened DeCort & Kirkner, P.L. July 1, 2010, and continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of family law, including military aspects of divorce and small...
Michael F Singer
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Real Estate and Probate
University of Florida
Michael Singer is an associate of Lieser Skaff Alexander who specializes in real estate litigation as well as the representation of commercial and residential landlords in the Tampa area.

He also has extensive experience in probate law. Michael graduated cum laude from University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010, and while there he served as the Articles Editor for the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. A recipient of the Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award in2013, he serves both his community and his clients with integrity and distinction.

He is based in LSA Tampa office.
Chris Fiori
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 384-2872 1211 N Westshore Blvd
Ste 102
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Domestic Violence, Family and Landlord Tenant
South Texas College of Law
Natalia Ouellette
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
P.O. Box 340626
Tampa, FL 33694
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Stetson University College of Law
Natalia has successfully completed nearly a thousand Tax Deed cases and has skillfully represented foreclosure bidders in hundreds of cases.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Florida (2005), a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of South Florida (2010), and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Stetson University College of Law (2009).

She has been practicing real estate, title insurance, business, and estate planning law for nearly a decade. She is fluent in Spanish and French, loves the business world, and enjoys traveling...
Marshall Collins Deason Jr.
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(813) 877-9222 3321 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Marshall C. Deason, Jr., has more than 25 years of experience in handling real estate, development, and construction transactions and in organizing and representing Tampa businesses as corporations, LLCs, and LLPs. He is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining the Gibbons Neuman in 2007, Mr. Deason has been a member of both Florida and multi-state law firms, has served as vice president and general counsel of a publicly held real estate development company, and worked as an attorney/advisor to the U.S. Department of...
Joseph Noah Alexander
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Real Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Houston Law Center
Joe focuses on business and commercial litigation, real property disputes, landlord representation, title insurance claims, trust and probate litigation, and corporate and business disputes, including shareholder derivative and dissolution actions. In addition, Joe represents community associations, such as homeowners’ associations and condominium associations. Joe’s diverse experience also includes general probate administration, drafting of wills and trusts and transactional matters. Licensed in 2003, Joe has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such recognition possible for a lawyer, and one which reflects the opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Joe has also been...
Ralph Fisher
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Lutz, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(813) 949-2749 18125 N. US Hwy 41
Suite 109
Lutz, FL 33549
Real Estate, Collections, Consumer and Criminal
William T. Bonner
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Lutz, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 949-6008 280 Crystal Grove Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Loyola Marymount University
Each Tampa bankruptcy attorney at B&B Law Group has years of experience serving clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We believe that every client deserves dedicated representation. Our attorneys work closely with clients to explain the law, answer questions, return calls promptly and keep clients informed throughout the duration of their case. At B&B Law Group, you can be confident that you are in the hands of experienced professionals who are committed to providing the quality legal representation you require.
Sami Thalji
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 282-9330 8751 North Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Gregory R. Haney
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(813) 229-7600 101 E Kennedy Blvd
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
University of Florida
GREGORY R. HANEY is a partner in the real estate practice group in the Tampa, Florida office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Mr. Haney is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and was recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2009 Florida Rising Star. Mr. Haney has substantial experience in handling negotiation, financing, title, and all other aspects of commercial real estate transactions involving shopping centers, office buildings, retail centers, multi-family housing projects, and hotels, as well as related land use issues. Mr. Haney also has substantial experience in representing both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving office, retail,...
Shawn Michael Yesner
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(727) 261-0224 2753 FL-580
Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33761
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Laurie C Satel
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TAMPA, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer
(813) 563-0636 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD
SUITE 100E
TAMPA, FL 33624
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida
John Raymond O'Connor
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Tampa, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(813) 964-1617 4120 Brentwood Park Cir
Tampa, FL 33624
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Inter American University School of Law
Bilingual attorney admitted to practice in both local and federal courts and government agencies in Florida, New York and Puerto Rico. Engage mainly with multinational business entities in and out of Puerto Rico, representing these companies with business, corporate law, litigation, tax exemption, however not limited thereto. Involved with matters and issues concerning industrial promotion under the scope of the Economic Development Administration's programs and related governmental agencies and entities. Legal Counsel for several entities not limited to Acts 73,22 and 20, etc. in Florida, New York and Puerto Rico.
Nathan Adam Carney
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TAMPA, FL Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(813) 712-8776 400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 2600
TAMPA, FL 33602
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of Michigan Law School
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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.

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