Real Estate

  • Represented sellers and buyers in negotiating, contract drafting, and closing on sales of numerous Florida real estate parcels, including environmentally-sensitive lands
  • Drafted and analyzed various easement agreements
  • Represented landlords and tenants in drafting, analyzing, and negotiating numerous leases of office, commercial, and industrial real estate in Florida
  • Authored two real estate legal forms books for West Publishing
  • Board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar

Probate, Wills and Trusts

  • Prepared hundred of estate plans with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and living wills for Florida residents
  • Represented beneficiaries, trustees, creditors, and personal representatives in numerous 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


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


  • Advised businesses in formation and maintenance of corporations, limited liability companies LLC, partnerships and other business entities
  • Authored the first corporate practice legal forms book published by West in digital format
  • Taught law practice management at Stetson University College of Law for over 5 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Co-authored two additional business legal forms books for West Publishing


  • Advised nonprofits organizations in formation and maintenance of museums, religious, cultural and other nonprofit functions
  • Authored West’s nonprofit organizations legal forms book for eighteen years
  • Served as founding member, trustee, secretary, and counsel of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Florida Lawyer James W. Martin

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close