Real Property – Walton County Bar Association
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Real Property

Bowman, J. Bruce
Conerly Bowman
850-837-5118
bbowman@emeraldcoastlawyers.com

Education: Graduated from University of Florida, B.S. Accounting, 1984; Graduated from South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1987

Associations: The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyer’s Section; City, County and Local Government Law Section), Texas Bar Association, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (Board Secretary, 2003-2004), Guardian Ad Litem for the Second judicial Circuit, Leon County, Florida (volunteer, 2001-2002), Legal Aid Program (volunteer, 1990-2001), Shoreline Church – Legal Society, Leadership Okaloosa 2005, Christian Legal Society.

Conerly Bowman
850-424-7000

Boyd, Ginger Barry
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
850-205-3356
ginger.boyd@nelsonmullins.com

Ginger Barry Boyd represents clients in general commercial litigation matters including multi-claim and class action litigation, RICO litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices litigation, real estate litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, contracts litigation, foreclosures, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and general business litigation.

Mrs. Boyd was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009-2015.  She was included on the Okaloosa County Women’s Wall of Honor in 2014 and was recognized by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers as a Leader in the Law in 2017.

Mrs. Boyd is involved in a variety professional and community organizations, including Rotary International.

 

 

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
850-521-1472

Brauer, Lynn A.
Brauer Law Firm, PLLC
850-610-3547
lynn@southwaltonlegal.com

Lynn Brauer is a graduate of Stetson University, University at Albany, and Stetson University College of Law. Her undergraduate degrees are in Slavic Languages and Literature, and she traveled to Russia at the end of the Cold War. After law school, Lynn served as assistant city attorney for several cities in Pinellas County, Florida, and worked in private practice in the areas of real estate, business, contracts, litigation, and family law. She is a member of the Florida Bar and a member of the Walton County Bar Association.

Brauer Law Firm, PLLC
850-610-7434

Campbell, Bruton M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
bcampbell@cphlaw.com

Brut’s practice focuses on all areas of real estate law and his clients consist of individuals, developers, builders, businesses and financial institutions. He joined Clark Partington in 2012 and is actively involved as a Board Member of the Florida State University – Panama City – Development Board, Walton County Bar Association, the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals at the Beach. When he’s not focusing on his clients, he enjoys golfing, watching college football, and spending time with friends and family.

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Campbell, Scott M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
scampbell@cphlaw.com

Mr. Campbell has been practicing law in the panhandle for 13 years and is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. His practice focuses on all areas of real estate law, banking law, transactional work and corporate law involving closely held corporations and limited liability companies.

His practice includes representation of financial institutions, builders, developers, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of real estate, corporate, and financing matters. These include commercial and residential real estate transactions, condominium and association formation, secured and unsecured loans, complex loan workouts, entity formation, residential and commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Copeland, Scot B.
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
850-460-8000
scopeland@esclaw.com

Since 1998, Scot has represented numerous individuals, lenders, business entities, and insurance companies in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.  Scot regularly litigates commercial, contract and business disputes, and real estate and title disputes.  Scot also maintains a transactional real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate practice.   Scot’s broad experience enhances his ability to represent clients in matters involving multiple subjects.

Attorney Copeland is please to assist his clients in our Pensacola, Miramar Beach, or Tallahassee locations.

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon

Cordle, Nathan R.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
ncordle@clarkpartington.com

Nathan’s primary focus is commercial and residential real estate transactions, title insurance, and title curative work. Additionally, his practice area includes general real estate law, business and corporate entity formation, and estate planning. Nathan earned his law and undergraduate degrees from The University of Alabama. During law school, Nathan served on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association, President of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-424-7715

Critzer, S. Scott
The Critzer Law Firm, P. A.
850-622-0050
scott@critzerlaw.com

Scott graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After working as an engineer, he continued his education and graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1993. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1993 and a member of The Florida Bar since 1995. He is past President of the Walton County Bar Association.

While his primary concentration is real estate law (residential and commercial closings, title insurance, short sale negotiations, and escrow services), he also provides legal advice in banking law, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, business law, probate-trust law and other civil matters.

12889 US Highway 98 W Unit 110A
Miramar Beach, FL  32550-3241
www.critzerlaw.com
888-866-6820

Davis, Mark D.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-269-8869
mdavis@clarkpartington.com

Mark Davis has been practicing law in Walton County for 28 years, both in private practice and as In-House counsel for the county.  His practice areas include governmental affairs, real estate, probate and general litigation.

Mark is a current member of the Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee of the Florida Bar and has previously served on the First Circuit Bench Bar Professionalism Committee and chaired The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1-B, First Circuit.  He is also an active member of the Walton County Bar Association.

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Gordon, A. Benjamin
Keefe, Anchors & Gordon
850-863-1974
bgordon@kaglawfirm.com

With over 15 years of experience focused on legal issues impacting businesses and individuals, Ben works to avoid liability triggers as general counsel as well as to resolve disputes through litigation. Ben counsels new and existing businesses on creating a strong foundation for a successful enterprise, including with respect to operating agreements, contracts, and employment issues. In particular, Ben frequently advises clients and litigates issues related to trade secrets, non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. Ben’s litigation practice primarily focuses on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, corporate and partnership litigation, and condominium/homeowner’s association litigation.

Keefe, Anchors & Gordon

Hall, Steven K.
Hall & Runnels
steve@hrlaw-destin.com

32 years of legal practice in the Florida Panhandle focused on real estate, land use and environmental regulatory practice.

Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator and Arbitrator.

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate. Director, Safe Water for Walton, Inc.

Co-founder of Grace Rides, a therapeutic riding mission serving Okaloosa/Walton, Inc.

Member of Crosspoint United Methodist Church.

Hall & Runnels' website
(850) 337-4720

Henry, Michael J.
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
michael@dunlapshipman.com
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-5816

Hillis, Lana
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
lana@dunlapshipman.com

Lana Hillis obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety and Security from the Florida State University which she graduated from with highest honors. Subsequently, Lana attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated in 2016 with honors. Lana’s practice is focused on condominium and community association law, real estate matters, business law, and a wide range of civil litigation.

Lana is a member of the Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and the North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.

Howell, Jr., William S.
William S. Howell, Jr., P. A.
850-622-0529

Litigation Percentage

25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1984
Colorado, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1988

Education

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida – 1983

Address:
1727 S County Hwy 393
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Kauffman, Robert
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
Robert@dunlapshipman.com

Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Construction Litigation
Contract Law
Contract Litigation
Business Litigation
Condominium and Community

Association Law:

Professional Negligence Defense
Insurance Defense
Insurance Bad Faith
Health Care Law

Education:

University of Florida, B.S.B.A, Finance
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.)

Groups and Associations:
Bar/Court Admissions: Florida Bar, Alabama State Bar, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

Address:
60 Clayton Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

www.dunlapshipman.com

Matthews, II, Dana C.
Matthews & Jones LLP
850-682-6211
dcmatthews@destinlaw.com
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D.C. is a native of Walton County, Florida, growing up on the bayou and beaches of South Walton. D.C. graduated from Florida State University in 2006 and attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Following graduation in 2013, D.C. joined Matthews & Jones, LLP and is currently working in Matthews & Jones 30A office located in Blue Mountain Beach.

www.destinlaw.com
850-654-1634

O’Rourke, Daniel C.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
850-837-3662
dorourke@destinlaw.com

Dan practices civil & commercial litigation, creditors & debtors’ rights, probate, construction, real estate, and land use – handling matters ranging from Covenants Not to Compete to construction liens & contract disputes, to federal real estate fraud trials – and Hyde Amendment claims – attorney fees for victims of bad faith federal criminal prosecutions before the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Also a Certified Circuit & Family Mediator, and Qualified Arbitrator, he helps clients and counsel create practical and livable resolutions of disputes. Dan, a Knight of Columbus, previously was president of the Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, and Okaloosa County Planning Commissioner.

www.destinlaw.com
850-654-1634

Pentel-Klang, Laura
Matthews & Jones Attorneys at Law
850-837-3662
lpentel@destinlaw.com

Laura Pentel-Klang is a transactional attorney with the law firm of Matthews & Jones, LLP. She is third generation South Walton County, Florida. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Maine magna cum laude in 2009. Laura attended Charlotte School of Law and received her juris doctorate in 2013. During law school she received the Queen City Merit Scholarship, was on the Dean’s List, and was Vice-President of the Real Estate Law Society. She studied abroad with Cornell Law School at The Sorbonne in Paris. Laura began as a law clerk at Burke, Blue, Hutchison, Walters & Smith, P.A., and was promoted to Associate Attorney upon her acceptance to the Florida Bar in 2014.

Matthews & Jones Attorneys at Law

Pleat, David B.
Pleat & Perry, P. A.
(850) 650-0599
law@pleatperry.com

Mr. Pleat, founding partner of Pleat & Perry, P. A., graduated from Duquesne University in 1981 (B.A.).  He attended law school at the University Of Baltimore (J.D. 1985) and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985.

Pleat & Perry, P.A. was founded in 1995 with the goal of providing top-quality legal services in many  different areas. Our lawyers’ success has brought us to cases throughout the United States, but we remain primarily in service with offices in Destin and servicing the surrounding communities of Destin including Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach Florida, Niceville, Crestview, Freeport, Walton County, South Walton, 30A, and others throughout the Florida panhandle.
4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202
Destin, FL  32541

Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P. A.
(850) 650-4402

Sachs, Colleen
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
colleen@dunlapshipman.com
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-5816

Slaman, Amy P.
Beggs & Lane
850-650-4747
aps@beggslane.com

Beggs & Lane
4405 Commons Dr E Ste 102
Destin, FL 32541-3538
Young Lawyers Division:
Member
Law School:          University of Miami School of Law, 2011

Sections:
Real Property, Probate Law

Young Lawyers

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning

Probate and Trust Litigation

Real Estate

Federal Courts:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Beggs & Lane website
850-650-8090

Stratton, John M.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
850-837-3662
jstratton@destinlaw.com
Matthews & Jones LLP

Sullivan, Jennifer A.
Guilday Simpson West Hatch Lowe & Roane, PA
800-226-7091
jen@guildaylaw.com
Guilday Law
850-222-2593

Uhlfelder, Daniel W.
Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A.
850-534-0246
daniel@dwulaw.com

Graduated from Stanford University
Attended University of Florida College of Law; Georgetown University Law Center
Received J.D. from University of Florida College of Law
Served as law clerk, summer associate, staff aide in the White House, U.S. Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. District Court Judge
Member of University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council
Member of the Republican Party of Florida Jewish Leadership Advisory Council
First non-minority Member of Okaloosa County Branch of NAACP, serving as Chair of Legal Redress Committee

Daniel W. Uhlfelder, P.A.

Ward, Lori Ellen
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
850-460-8000
lew@esclaw.com

For over 20 years, Lori Ellen Ward’s practice has been focused on residential real estate closings, but she also advises clients in the areas of general real estate matters, commercial and residential real estate development, business formations and transactions, probate and estate planning.  She is the current Vice President of the Walton County Bar Association and also serves on both the Florida Bar Law-Related Education Committee and Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1B.  Lori lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband, teenaged son and daughter, 1 dog and 2 cats

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon

Watson, Franklin H.
Watson Sewell, PL
850-231-3465
info@watsonsewell.com

Since 1997, Mr. Watson has practiced law in a boutique law firm environment. His practice is dedicated to business and real estate law, integrated estate planning and their related fields.

His real estate practice includes representation of clients as to a wide variety of transactions such as the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of residential lots, homes, subdivisions, multifamily developments, shopping centers, hotels, resorts and commercial office buildings. He also represents clients in personal property transactions such as those involving the purchase and sale of stock, limited liability membership and partnership interests, negotiable instruments, businesses and business assets. Mr. Watson’s finance experience includes both borrower and lender representation in the initiation, modification, purchase, sale and workout of secured and unsecured loans.

Mr. Watson’s practice in the area of integrated estate planning marries the client’s needs of life planning with death planning in order to protect their estates so as to provide for themselves as well as their loved ones during and after their lifetime.

Mr. Watson has supervised in the development of over thirty-five residential and commercial developments, providing legal representation in the acquisition, retention and financing of large tracts of land for the development of master planned communities, the disposition of finished lots to end users, investors and merchant builders, and has represented many clients in the development of apartment, office, retail, and hotel properties.  He also represents landlords and tenants in lease transactions involving residential and commercial space.
Education:
University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Concentration: Real Estate and Banking

University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business
Masters of Business Administration
Concentration: Finance

Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts
Concentration: History & Philosophy
Professional Experience:
Watson Sewell, LLC, Attorneys at Law, ATTORNEY
Seagrove Beach, Panama City Beach and Miramar Beach, Florida

Franklin H. Watson, P.A., Attorneys at Law, President
Seagrove Beach and Miramar Beach, Florida

SOUTH WALTON TITLE, INC., President
Seagrove Beach and Miramar Beach, Florida

1st National Bank & Trust, Board of Directors
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

W. Wade Wallace P.A., Attorney at Law, Attorney
Destin, Florida
 
F.N. Wolf & Co., Inc., Account Executive (Stock Broker – SERIES 7 & 63 Licenses)
Charlotte, North Carolina

Alabama Small Business Development Center, Management Consultant
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Marvin’s Building Materials & Home Centers, Human Resources Consultant
Trussville, Alabama

The University of Alabama Executive MBA Program, Graduate Assistant
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The University of Alabama Department of Economics,
Finance, and Legal Studies, Graduate Research Assistant
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Johnstone Adams Bailey Gordon and Harris, Attorneys, Law Clerk
Mobile, Alabama

Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk
Charlotte, North Carolina
Licenses & Memberships:
Florida License to Practice Law
Alabama License to Practice Law
Florida Real Estate Agent License
Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Florida Bar Environmental Land Use Law Section
Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7 General Securities Representative (inactive)
Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law License (inactive)

Watson Sewell, PL
5410 E County Highway 30A Ste 202
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-6589

Watson Sewell, PL's Website
850-231-3475

Watson, Valerie Anne
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-269-8863
vwatson@clarkpartington.com

Valerie Watson practices in the firm’s commercial transaction department. Her practice areas include real estate law, with a focus on real estate closings, construction law, HOA disputes, and insurance law. She also handles corporate transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and contract review; Whether forming a new business, revising a business associate agreement, or drafting a document for a multi-million dollar transaction, she understands that each legal issue is of the utmost importance to that client and she treats each as a priority.

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White, Aaron
Dunlap & Shipman, P. A.
850-231-3315
Aaron@dunlapshipman.com

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Community Association Law
Construction Litigation
Creditor’s Rights (Collections)

Education:

Lee University, B.A., Political Science
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.)

www.dunlapshipman.com

Williams, Kirby H.
Shoreline Title, LLC
850-308-7107
kirby@shorelinetitlellc.com

 

 

Kirby is a real estate attorney board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in real estate law. He is a member of the firm of Barker Williams and licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida. Kirby’s mission is to give sound, yet practical, legal advice to his clients-all while doing his best to be readily available to his clients. His practice areas include real estate financing, commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate development.

Experience:
Prior to Shoreline Title and Barker Williams, Kirby has worked with the law firm of Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse in Florida and the law firm of Ruston, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett in Alabama. In addition, Kirby served as senior counsel for The St. Joe Company one of Florida’s leading real estate developers.

Shoreline Title, LLC

Work, Scott M.
Clark Partington Attorneys at Law
850-650-3304
swork@cphlaw.com

Scott’s practice focuses on all stages of real estate development, including his primary practice areas: residential and commercial real estate transactions, landlord and tenant matters, land use, associations and creditor’s rights.  Scott received an LL.M. (Master of Law Degree) in real property development from the University Of Miami School Of Law.  As a result, Scott offers clients an informed perspective on residential and commercial financing, commercial leasing, environmental law, planning and zoning, construction law, condominium law and real estate project development.  Scott was recently chosen as a Fellow for the Real Property Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar.

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