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 hundreds 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
  • 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
St. Petersburg Florida Lawyer James W. Martin

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