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625 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Tel: 727-441-8966
Fax: 727-442-8470

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Clearwater Attorneys

Brian J Aungst

BRIAN J. AUNGST

BRIAN J. AUNGST
AUNGST, BRIAN J.
Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability Defense, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Business and Commercial Litigation,Appellate Advocacy
Telephone: 727-444-1403
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Medical Malpractice

Professional Liability Defense

Labor and Employment Law

Litigation

Business and Commercial Litigation

Appellate Advocacy
Education University of Florida, Levin College of Law, JD., 2008

University of Florida, B.A. in Political Science, 2005

University of Florida, B.S. in Telecommunications, 2005
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court - Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar

Clearwater Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
Legal Counsel (Board Member)
Community Involvement & Interests Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Board Member (Governor appointment)

Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Board Member

City of Clearwater Business Task Force, Chairman

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, Member

St. Petersburg College Public Policy and Administration Advisory Board, Member

Avid runner - Completed annual marathons since 2008
Accomplishments Recipient of the 2014 Economic Advancement for Business award from the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

Florida Super Lawyer - Rising Star Designation – 2013, 2014

Florida Blue Key

C. Arthur Sandeen Improving the Quality of Life Award

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Student Body

Jessup International Law Moot Court, Final Four Competitor

Harry S Cline

HARRY S. CLINE

HARRY S. CLINE
CLINE, HARRY S.
Position: Shareholder, Board of Directors
Past Firm Chairman
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Telephone: 727-441-8966
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Emphasis Real estate, all matters, including acquisition, zoning and land use matters, development, debt financing and sale, residential and commercial properties, for developers, lenders, purchasers and sellers.

Wills, trusts and estates, all matters, including estate tax planning.
Education University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, LL.B., 1965, converted to J.D.

Davidson College, B.A. English/History, 1962
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

State of North Carolina, all state courts (inactive)
Representative Cases Ludwig v. AmSouth Bank, 686 So.2d 1373 (2d DCA 1997): Rule Against Perpetuities case
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar

Clearwater Bar Association

Member, Sixth Judicial Nominating Commission, 1983-87
Honors/Awards Bronze Star, Viet Nam 3/4/68

President: Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Clearwater Rotary Club

Commodore: Carlouel Yacht Club

Board of Directors for: Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Berkeley Preparatory School (Tampa), Abilities Foundation, Boy Scouts of America

Vestry for St. Johns Episcopal and for Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Served corporately on board of directors for The First National Bank of Clearwater, Amsouth Bank Tampa Board and Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
Accomplishments Florida Bar Certified Real Estate

Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

Selected by his peers as a "Florida Super Lawyer" - one of the top five percent of lawyers in the state (2006-2012)

AV Preeminent Peer Rating

Stephen O Cole

STEPHEN O. COLE

STEPHEN O. COLE
COLE, STEPHEN O.
Position: Shareholder
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor & Employment, Auto Dealership, Trust & Estate Litigation
Telephone: 727-444-1415
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Business Litigation

Construction Litigation

Labor & Employment

Trust & Estate Litigation
Related practice areas Civil trial

Contract

Labor

Trust and estate

Real estate litigation
Education University of Florida, J.D., high honors, 1975, Order of the Coif

University of Florida, B.A., 1969, Phi Beta Kappa, Florida Blue Key
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Supreme Court
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Trial Section)

Clearwater Bar Association (Trial Section, Past President)
Community Activities and Memberships Kiwanis, local and district boards

Religious Community Services, Gulf Central District, UMC

First United Methodist Church of Clearwater
Articles Online Restrictive Covenants
Accomplishments Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial

Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

Selected by his peers as a "Florida Super Lawyer" (2009, 2011)

Included in Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite”

Florida Bar Certification in Civil Trial law for 25 years

AV Preeminent Peer Rating



Michael C Foley

MICHAEL C. FOLEY

MICHAEL C. FOLEY
FOLEY, MICHAEL C.
Position: Shareholder
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use
Telephone: 727-444-1401
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Real Estate

Zoning and Land Use

Business Litigation
Education Stetson College of Law, J.D., 2001

Stetson University School of Business Administration, M.B.A., with honors, 2001

University of Florida, B.S., 1997
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Tax Court

US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar

Clearwater Bar Association
Civic Activities and Memberships Pinellas County Board of Adjustment

Board member Pinellas County Sheriff's Department Community Policing Institute

Barney Masterson Inn of Court

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Town of Belleair Charter Review Committee

Skip Cline Young Leadership Society

Urban Land Institute, 2013-present
ScottTLyon

SCOTT T. LYON

SCOTT T. LYON
LYON, SCOTT T.
Position: Shareholder
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Property Litigation, Construction Litigation, Appellate
Telephone: 727-444-1410
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Business Litigation

Real Property Litigation

Construction Litigation

Appellate
Education Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 2002

Vanderbilt Divinity School, M.A. 1999

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. 1998
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle, Southern & Northern Districts of Florida

All Tennessee State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Bar and Professional Memberships Hillsborough County Bar Association

Clearwater Bar Association
Community Activites Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star (2011)


All Children's Hospital Foundation Development Council

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay
JoshuaMagidson

JOSHUA MAGIDSON

JOSHUA MAGIDSON
MAGIDSON, JOSHUA
Position: Shareholder
Co-Chair Legal Recruiting
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Property Litigation, Probate Litigation, Auto Dealership, Bankruptcy
Telephone: 727-444-1417
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Business Litigation
Related Practice Areas Real Property Litigation

Probate Litigation

Auto Dealership

Bankruptcy
Practice Emphasis Creditors Rights, General Civil Litigation
Education Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1980

University of Connecticut, M.A., 1974

University of Maryland, B.A., 1973
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals -- 11th and 5th Circuits

The United States Supreme Court
Representative Cases Sheehan v. Reinhardt ex. re. Estate of Warren, 988 So. 2d 1289(Fla. 2d DCA 2008)

Airflo v. Pagan, 929 So. 2d 739 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)

Dimmitt v. City of Clearwater, 985 F.2d 1565 (11th US Cir.)

NE Bank of Clearwater v. Bentley, 413 So2d 480
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Business Litigation Section)

Clearwater Bar Association

Former member of the 6th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission

American Bar Association

Former Member of the 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
Community Activities and Memberships Chairman of the Board of Overseers, Stetson University College of Law (2008-)

Board Chairman, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.

Former Board Member, Clearwater Arts Council

President, Stetson Lawyers Association (1997-98)
Accomplishments Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America" (2009-2010)

Recipient of the Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award (2007)

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2011

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2012

AV Preeminent Peer Rating



Emil C Marquardt

EMIL C. "MARK" MARQUARDT, JR.

EMIL C. "MARK" MARQUARDT, JR.
MARQUARDT, JR., EMIL C. "MARK"
Position: Shareholder, Board of Directors
Past Firm Chairman
In Memory of Our Colleague
JMattMarquardt

J. MATT MARQUARDT

J. MATT MARQUARDT
MARQUARDT, J. MATT
Position: Shareholder, Co-Chair Legal Recruiting
Practice Areas: Business & Corporate
Telephone: 727-444-1419
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Business & Corporate

Real Estate

Banking
Practice Emphasis Mergers & Acquisitions; Representing Lenders; Representing Developers
Education University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 1993

Princeton University, A.B., English Literature, 1990
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Business Litigation Section)

Clearwater Bar Association
Representative Cases Cases Acquisitions of numerous businesses including hospitals, automobile and boat dealerships, and office imaging companies

Acquisitions of real estate for single and multi-tenant commercial development

General corporate planning
Community Activities and Memberships YMCA of Clearwater Board Member

West Pinellas Little League
James A Martin

JAMES ADDISON MARTIN JR.

JAMES ADDISON MARTIN JR.
MARTIN, JAMES ADDISON, JR.
Position: Shareholder, Board of Directors
Vice President, Clearwater Office 2006
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation
Telephone: 727-444-1408
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Labor & Employment

Medical Malpractice

Business Litigation
Education Emory University, J.D., with high honors, 1973

Masters of Arts, Brown University, 1972

Duke University, B.A., 1967
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, All Districts in Florida and Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals -- 11th and 5th Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Courts in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma

U.S. Court of Claims
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar

Clearwater Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Tampa Bay Chapter of ABOTA

American Health Lawyers Assoc (former Board Member)

Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (President 2006-2008, Secretary 2003-2006)

American Hospital Association

American Health Lawyers

Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Managers

Licensed Risk Manager (State of Florida)

Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Inc. – Board Member
Community Activities and Memberships Board Member, PACT Foundation for Ruth Eckerd Hall

Morton F. Plant Hospital Foundation, including Chairman

Family Service Center (Former Chairman)

Chairborne Rangers

Chapel By the Sea (former Board Member)

Florida Fellowship of Community Churches (former Chairman)

Kiwanis Club of Springtime City
Related Experience Wrote book entitled: "The Nomination and Rejection of G. Harold Carswell to the United States Supreme Court"

Instrument rated, multi-engine commercial pilot with over 5,000 flight hours

Senior Clerk for The Honorable Paul H. Roney, Judge, United States Court of Appeals (1973-74)
Accomplishments Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 – 2012

Recognized as one of "Florida's Top Lawyers" 2008 - 2011

Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010 - 2011

AV Preeminent Peer Rating

AV rated since 1988




Thomas C Nash

THOMAS C. NASH II

THOMAS C. NASH II
NASH, THOMAS C. II
Position: Shareholder, Board of Directors
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Land Use, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Telephone: 727-444-1411
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Real Estate

Business & Corporate

Land Use

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Practice Emphasis Representation of sellers, buyers, developers and lenders in all aspects of real estate acquisition, sale, finance and workout.
Education Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1986

University of the South (Sewanee), B.A., Economics, 1983
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate & Trust Section)

Clearwater Bar Association
Community Activities and Memberships Chairman of the Board of Morton Plant Mease Foundation

Board of Directors of Morton Plant Mease Hospital

Board of Directors of the Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

Boy Scouts of America - Local Area Counsel

Rotary Club of Clearwater
Accomplishments Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

AV Preeminent Peer Rating



Nancy S Paikoff

NANCY S. PAIKOFF

NANCY S. PAIKOFF
PAIKOFF, NANCY S.
Position: Shareholder
Co-Chair Legal Recruiting
Practice Areas: Health Care, Medical Malpractice Defense, Appellate
Telephone: 727-444-1407
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Emphasis Health Law, Appellate, Trial Practice
Education Stetson University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1990

Northwestern University, B.S., Journalism, 1983
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Health Law, Appellate Sections)

Clearwater Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association
Community Activities and Memberships Temple Ahavat Shalom (former President)

Member, BayCare Pasco-Pinellas Institutional Review Board

Alumnus, Leadership Pinellas

Member of the Florida Holocaust Museum Leadership Council
Accomplishments AV Preeminent Peer Rating





J Paul Raymond

J. PAUL RAYMOND

J. PAUL RAYMOND
RAYMOND, J. PAUL
Position: Shareholder, Board of Directors
Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Tax & Planning, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions
Telephone: 727-444-1406
Office: Clearwater
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Practice Areas Business & Corporate

Mergers & Acquisitions

Tax & Planning

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Related Practice Areas Real Estate
Practice Emphasis Tax, Business Organizations and Operations
Education University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 1973, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif

University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1969, Beta Gamma Sigma
Court Admissions All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Tax Court
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar (Tax Section)

Clearwater Bar Association
Community Activities and Memberships Golden Triangle (Past President)

Leadership Pinellas (Past President)
Accomplishments Listed among Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine

AV Preeminent Peer Rating