CERTIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Board Certified in Real Estate Law
Board Certified in Marital Law
Selected as a Super Lawyer
Selected to Florida Trend's Legal Elite (multiple years)
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Born Miami, Florida, June 26, 1949; Staff Assistant, Committee on Judiciary, Florida House of Representatives, 1972-1975; Consultant, National District Attorneys Association, 1975-1977; Member, 1993 and Vice Chairman, 1994, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education; Liaison to Real Estate Certification Committee, 1993; Charter Member, Florida Family Law Rules Committee, 1992-1999; Supreme Court Second Circuit Grievance Committee, 1996-1999; Supreme Court Certified Court Circuit Court Mediator, 1996-present. Member: Tallahassee Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Charter Member) Certification Committee on Real Estate, 1986-1987; Executive Council, Administrative Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1998-present; Supreme Court Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 1982-1993, Chairman, 1988-1993); Florida Bar Foundation (Director, 1985); Florida Association of Realtors (Member, Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee, Local Board Attorneys Committee); General Counsel to Tallahassee Board of Realtors over twenty-five years. Experience with over 2,000 marital law cases.
Florida Bar, 1974; U.S. District Court; 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.
Family Law; Real Estate; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Licensing.
Florida State University, J.D., 1974, Phi Alpha Delta; University of Miami, B.B.A., 1970; also attended University of Florida for undergraduate studies.
TRANSACTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Special Counsel for $264 million Acquisition by State of Florida Department of Transportation of CSX Railroad in 1988, 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.