Trustee, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society; Trustee, Florida Taxwatch; One of only two lawyers in Florida Board Certified expert in both real estate law and marital law; Lead counsel in numerous marital cases and real estate cases throughout Florida; General Counsel to Tallahassee Board of Realtors for over thirty years; General Counsel, Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation; Florida Association of Realtors (Member, Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee, Local Board Attorneys Committee); Florida Bar Foundation (Director), Supreme Court Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee (Chairman), Executive Council, Administration Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; The Florida Bar (Charter Member) Certification Committee on Real Estate; Tallahassee Bar Association (Member), Supreme Court Certified Court Circuit Court Mediator; Supreme Court Second Circuit Grievance Committee; Family Law Rules Committee (Charter Member); Liaison to Real Estate Certification Committee; Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (Member and Vice Chairman); National District Attorneys Association (Consultant); Committee on Judiciary, Florida House of Representatives; Miami Native.
Florida State University, J.D., 1974, Phi Alpha Delta; University of Miami, B.B.A., 1970; also attended University of Florida for undergraduate studies.
Certifications & Achievements
Board Certified in Real Estate Law
Board Certified in Marital Law
Selected as a Super Lawyer (multiple years)
Selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (multiple years)
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Bar, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Transactions and Memberships
Special Counsel for $264 million Acquisition by State of Florida Department of Transportation of CSX Railroad, Florida’s largest single real estate transaction at the time; Lead counsel in acquisition of Cypress Gardens. Member: Phi Alpha Delta; Agent for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund; Affiliate Member, Tallahassee Board of Realtors; Tallahassee Bar Association; Active in numerous Florida Bar committees.