I think the first highlight of my career would be serving as the Chairman of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. It had some 8-9,000 members when I was the Chairman. I served in that capacity for a year however, I have been involved with the Real Property Section for about 38 or 39 years and continue to work with the Section. I have also received the Annual Service Award and the Robert Scott Award for outstanding service to the Section. It has been a labor of love and probably the highlight was being the Chairman.
Another highlight was being admitted to the United States Supreme Court and going to United States Supreme Court and watching oral argument. In order to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, you need to be nominated and then you can be sworn in. You have to, of course, be a member of good standing with the Florida Bar. It was quite impressive to go through the ceremony and sit on the front row to watch the oral argument with the Justices 10 or 15 feet in front of you.. That was quite an experience and thrill!
I have recently been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and that is quite an honor. As a fellow, you are selected by your peers and there are less than fifty lawyers from Florida that are in the ACREL.
Of course, one of the things that probably attributes to my practice is completing the Iron Man in Hawaii – 13 hours and 54 minutes and that’s a part of my personality- not ever giving up! It’s just getting one foot in front of the other. I certainly didn’t beat a whole lot of people, but I did finish it and that’s the thing about our team – we don’t ever give up and we usually complete what we start. And so, that’s pretty much the highlights. If you like to talk to me about any of your legal problems or putting together a deal, please give me a call at (727) 847-2288. Thank you.