Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar
Rated for Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
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James Martin AV Preeminent 2022

Pinellas Real Estate Attorney

St. Petersburg Pinellas County Florida real estate attorney Jim Martin, who is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar, has written four volumes of Florida real estate legal forms books, including these new free ebooks:

Florida Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

He has prepared the Florida Real Estate FAQ to answer some of the questions that real estate attorneys are asked regarding Florida real estate.

Articles on Real Estate and Contract Drafting

JIm Martin has also written articles published by the American Law Institute and The Florida Bar regarding real estate law and contract drafting, which are available as downloads on the Attorney Profile page for James W. Martin.

Florida Real Estate Law Blog

Jim Martin’s blogs have many tips and comments regarding Florida real estate law. They are found in the Florida Lawyer Jim Martin Blog under the topic Real Estate, and can be further refined by clicking on a Tag. All blog entries can be seen in the Archives.

Real Estate and Probate Client Questionnaires

The Questionnaires page includes the Real Estate Client Questionnaire for clients to complete and send to Jim Martin with information regarding their real estate matter.

Selling and Buying

Florida is a common law state so selling and buying real estate in Florida is similar to selling and buying real estate in other states, but Florida has its own peculiarities. Construction lien laws, conveyancing laws, recording laws, environmental laws, zoning and building laws -– all of these vary from those in other states. Also, Florida abolished the doctrine of Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware) for residential property, but not for commercial and industrial real estate. So, it’s important for residential sellers to comply before selling Florida real property. Selling Florida land and buildings using the standard Florida Bar and Florida Realtors contract forms generally favors buyers, so sellers need to modify those forms with addenda and amendments to level the playing field.


Residential leases differ from commercial and industrial leases in Florida. They are based on different statutes. So, they create different rights and duties.


The Florida construction lien law is unique in the country and requires owners, contractors and subcontractors to be alert and up-to-date regarding their rights and duties when Florida real estate is being improved.


If you have the need for a St Petersburg Pinellas County Florida Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, you may use the contact form below or call Jim Martin directly at 727-821-0904 or email him at for a free initial consultation.

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Fill out the contact form or call (727) 821-0904 to schedule your free consultation.
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