About

Florida lawyer Jim Martin provides legal advice to clients in three areas of law: real estate, probate, and corporate. He also advises on contracts, construction, nonprofits, wills, trusts, and LLC matters in Florida. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and listed in Who’s Who. He has written law books and articles for West Publishing, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, and the American Bar Association. In addition to his law practice, he speaks at bar seminars, serves on the board of the Salvador Dali Museum, and is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law.

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Education: Georgia Tech, Stetson University B.S. Math, Stetson University College of Law J.D. Law

Professor: Adjunct Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

Editorial Board: Editorial Board, ALI CLE The Practical Lawyer

Listings: Martindale-Hubbell AV and Who’sWho in America, American Law, and the World

Awards: Stetson Law Hall of Fame and Stetson Law Ben C. Willard Awards

Community: Trustee and Secretary, Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Author –  Books: 

  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Real Estate Transactions
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Business Organizations (co-author)
  • West’s Florida Legal Forms: Specialized Forms
  • Florida Jurisprudence Forms: Legal & Business
  • West’s Legal Forms: Volume 29 Nonprofit Corporations 2nd, 3rd & 4th Editions 
  • West’s Florida Corporations System 

Author – Articles:

  • Fifty Tips for Writing the Contract That Stays Out of Court, ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • Fifty Tips for Writing the 21st Century Contract That Stays Out of Court, ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal, ALI-ABA’s Practice Checklist Manual for Drafting Leases IV, ALI-ABA’s Real World Document Drafting: Form, Style and Substance, and Thomson West’s Foundations of Legal Research & Writing 
  • Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction (With Forms and Checklist), ALI CLE The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • How to Write Contracts and Other Documents as a Professional in a Mechanistic World,” ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
  • How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read , ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
  • Drafting the Contract or Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court, The Brief, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer, The Florida Bar Journal
  • I Want to Sign an Electronic Will, ALI-ABA The Practical Lawyer
  • Groundbreakers: Be Careful When Using Form Real Estate Contracts, ALI-ABA The Practical Real Estate Lawyer

Speaker – Seminars:

  • Writing the Contract that Stays Out of Court, The Florida Bar Convention
  • The Lawyer’s Conscience: Professionalism in Writing Contracts and Wills for a Mechanistic World, The Florida Bar Convention
  • How to Write Letters Nonlawyers Will Read, The Florida Bar Convention
  • Drafting the Settlement Agreement That Stays Out of Court, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, ABA Convention, Chicago
  • Drafting a Clear As-Is Agreement, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property Section
  • Ten Tips for Handling Complex Probate, St. Petersburg Bar Probate Law Section
  • Tips for Handling the Complex Real Property Transaction, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property Section
  • Snakes in the Grass: Hidden Real Property Issues in Probate, St. Petersburg Bar Real Property and Probate Law Sections

Law Office of James W. Martin, P.A.
540  4th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Fax (727) 823-3479
Tel (727) 821-0904

jim@jamesmartinpa.com
www.jamesmartinpa.com

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