About

  • B.S., Math, Stetson University
  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Stetson University College of Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • Admitted by Florida Supreme Court, U.S. District Court Middle District Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, and U.S Supreme Court
  • ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, former editorial board member
  • Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee, former member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property Law Section and Probate Law Section, former chair
  • Real Estate: Represented sellers and buyers in negotiating, drafting, closing, and litigating Florida real estate matters; drafted and analyzed easement agreements; represented landlords and tenants in drafting, analyzing, and negotiating leases of residential, office, commercial, and industrial real estate
  • Probate and Trust: Prepared hundreds of estate plans with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, designations of health care surrogates, and living wills for Florida residents; represented beneficiaries, trustees, creditors, and personal representatives in Florida probate estate and trust proceedings; advised Florida trusts and probate fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding routine and complex real property law aspects of probate and trust administration
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 & 9 Real Estate, Business, and Specialized
  • West’s Florida Jur Forms: Legal and Business, volumes 1-15 annual updates
  • West’s Legal Forms: volume 29 Nonprofit Organizations

Author – Probate & Trust Articles

  • I Want to Sign an Electronic Will, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, and Florida Bar Journal
  • I Want to Probate a Will in Federal Court, Fla. Bar News 
  • Is the Law of the Body a Body of Law?, Fla. Bar News

Author – Real Estate Articles

  • Fifty Tips for Drafting Contracts, ALI-CLE The Practical Lawyer
  • Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction, ALI-CLE The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • Be Careful Using Form Real Estate Contracts, Fla. Bar News
  • Construction Contractors in Florida Are Incorporating, Fla. Bar News 
  • Drafting the Contract or Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court, The Brief (ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section); The Best Articles Published by the ABA (ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section)
  • Tips for Handling Complex Real Property Transactions, ALI CLE
  • Basics of Contract Drafting, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Drafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court, ABA Annual Convention
  • Writing the Contract that Stays Out of Court, Florida Bar Convention

Community Involvement

  • Graduate, Leadership St. Pete and Leadership Tampa Bay
  • Trustee & Officer, Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc.
  • Former City Councilman, St. Petersburg