Over 40 years of trusted experience. Right here in Florida, and nationwide.
combined years of experience
Helping clients accumulate and protect wealth, in courtrooms and boardrooms, in the areas of real estate, divorce, business, estate planning, and probate. Practicing throughout Florida and Georgia, including Tallahassee, Panama City, Destin, Tampa, and Atlanta.
Multiple Practice Areas to Meet Your Needs
From its inception in 1979, Boyd & Durant has excelled at providing statewide legal representation in certain specific fields. The late Joseph A. Boyd, Jr., former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, was a guiding force in the firm’s growth and development in its chosen specialties.
The firm has always focused in real estate and marital law. The Florida Bar’s Board Certification process utilizes peer review, experience requirements, and an exam to identify those attorneys with special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of the law. Only 7% of eligible lawyers are board certified as experts in an area of law. Joseph R. Boyd is one of only two attorneys board certified in both real estate and marital law. J.D. Durant, who is a member of the Bars in Florida and Georgia, is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in real estate law.
BRINGING YOU OUR COMBINED EXPERTISE EACH DAY TO HELP OUR CLIENTS ACCUMULATE AND PROTECT THEIR WEALTH
More than 40+ years of experience
Boyd & Durant attorneys are experts with a depth of real-world experience in the full scope of the practice areas they serve. Our competence and experience have attracted clients of all ages, facing a myriad of challenges. Clients have peace of mind from knowing we can handle any issue within our practice areas. Our attorneys have the skill and experience to counsel and advise clients on the best ways to reach their goals.
Boyd becomes one of Florida’s first Board Certified Real Estate expert attorneys
Boyd becomes and remains one of only 2 attorneys in Florida Board Certified as expert in both Real Estate Law and Marital Law
Firm relocates to its new, statewide headquarters in Tallahassee, consolidating it’s Miami and Palm Beach offices
Firm becomes lead counsel on Florida’s first Rails-to-Trails project.
Firm serves as lead counsel on State purchase of Tri-Rail from CSX for $264M, the largest purchase in Florida history at the time.
Firm part of inaugural Supreme Court Committee on Family Law Rules
Chief Justice (retired) Joseph A. Boyd, Jr. joins the firm
Firm active in the redrafting of the State FAR-Bar Real Estate Contract
Boyd elected to Board of Trustees of Florida Taxwatch
Durant becomes Board Certified Real Estate expert attorney
Boyd serves as FDIC national real estate expert witness on Washington Mutual Bank cases
Firm serves as Special Counsel to the Florida Senate on real estate leases
Firm tries Yon v Yon divorce case, leading to landmark appellate case
Firm statewide speaker: “What divorce lawyers need to know about real estate
Firm special counsel on secret listening and videoing devices in Florida
Firm first responder on marital and real estate law questions on COVID-19
Firm is lead counsel on one of first civil trials in Florida using ZOOM