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Real Estate & Business Law

Private Family Advisory


Real Estate Law
- Real Estate Contracts & Closings
- Commercial Leases
- Construction Contracts
- Development Agreements
- Residential & Commercial Development
- Zoning, Land-Use, & Water Rights
- Land Trusts Agreements
- Residential & Commercial Loans

Business Law
- Entity Selection & Formation
- Entity Ownership Structural Guidance
- Commercial Property & Business Asset Sales
- Business Sale Leaseback 
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Registered Agent Services
Private Family Advisory
- Asset & Liability Protection
- Business Succession 
- Unique Asset Acquisition & Disposition
- Foreign Asset Acquisition & Disposition
- Family Business Management & Operations
- Insurance, Tax, & Financial Management 





Richard Lawrence, Esq.

​Richard, a fifth-generation Floridian, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and finance from the University of Central Florida and graduated, with distinction, from Stetson University College of Law. Richard developed a passion for community involvement as a professional baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds, and continues to devote his time to several non-profit organizations. Richard was recently inducted into the athletic hall of fame at his Naples, Florida alma mater high-school. 

Richard is a Florida Board Certified Real Estate attorney with extensive expertise in all types of residential and commercial real estate law, finance, leasing, construction, investment, development, and general advisory matters.  Richard has directly assisted and advised private and institutional developers, local and regional home builders, local and national landlords and tenants, real estate investors, non-profit organizations, and private families and foundations in a broad range of real estate activities. Richard is an AV (highest-level) rated attorney through the Martindale-Hubbell® rating service and been designated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® rating service for the past three years.  Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice.

Ashley Marillier

Ashley is a Real Estate Closer with Lawrence Advisory, PLLC. Ashley has worked supporting roles in various areas of law for the more than 19 years. Ashley has a passion for her faith, working out, reading, boating, and spending time with her husband and two children. 

Kara Zellers

Kara is a Real Estate Closing Coordinator with Lawrence Advisory, PLLC. Kara was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, and enjoys doing all things outdoors. Kara spends her free time working out, reading books and going on adventures with her husband and golden-doodle Teddy. 

Max Featherston

Max is a Real Estate and Corporate Law Paralegal with Lawrence Advisory, PLLC. Max has more than 10 years of real estate and corporate law experience, which includes working for Am 100 law firms. Max was born and raised in Naples, Florida, and enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with his family. 

Lana Wilcox

Lana is a Real Estate Closer with Lawrence Advisory, PLLC. Lana has more than 20 years in the real estate law field. In addition to her passion for real estate, Lana enjoys reading and spending time with family. 

Valarie Martin

Valarie is a Firm Administrator with Lawrence Advisory, PLLC. Valarie has over 16 years of experience working in the legal field. Valarie spends her free time reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family exploring all the beautiful nature Florida has to offer.  




Lawrence Advisory, PLLC

1800 2nd Street, Suite 888

Sarasota, Florida 34236​

Tel:  941-479-8500

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