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
- 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.
James Fowler, Esq.
James A. Fowler Jr. is a 4th generation Sarasota county native of Sarasota County with deep roots in the Sarasota & Manatee communities.
After graduating from law school, James worked as an associate attorney at a Sarasota law firm focusing on litigation practice. He also served as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties.