St. Petersburg, Florida, Lawyer James W. Martin Has Substantial Legal Experience in These Practice Areas:


  • Represented businesses in formation and maintenance of corporations, limited liability companies LLC, partnerships and other business entities
  • Represented nonprofit corporations in formation and maintenance of tax exempt art museums and other entities
  • Authored 4 volumes of business legal forms for West Publishing


  • Drafted and analyzed hundreds of contracts
  • Reviewed and negotiated hundreds of contracts
  • Authored 2 volumes of specialized legal forms and contracts for West Publishing
  • Taught how to draft contracts and other legal documents at Stetson College of Law for over 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law


  • Represented arts, museums, religious, cultural And other nonprofit organizations For over 40 years
  • Authored nationally-published legal forms book for nonprofits for over 10 years

Probate, Wills and Trusts

  • Prepared over 400 estate plans with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and living wills for Florida residents.
  • Represented personal representative of probate estate of decedent owning hundreds of rental apartments in multiple entities in Florida.
  • Represented personal representative of Florida probate estate owning real estate in multiple states.
  • Represented children of decedent in contested Florida probate and trust estate.
  • Represented widow of decedent in contested Florida probate and trust estate.
  • Represented claimants in Florida probate estate of decedent for torts committed during life.

Real Estate

  • Represented seller in multiple sales of environmentally-sensitive Florida acreage for industrial development.
  • Represented seller in sale of closed Florida landfill for industrial development.
  • Represented landowner in government easement dispute in Florida.
  • Represented homeowner in boundary line dispute in Florida.
  • Represented tenant in negotiating and drafting long-term ground lease in Florida.
  • Represented tenant in multi-million dollar building construction project.
  • Represented landowner in negotiation of easement agreements for industrial development.
  • Authored 2 volumes of real estate legal forms for West Publishing
  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar
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