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Marshall Collins Deason Jr

Marshall Collins Deason Jr

Commercial Real Estate Law and Business Lawyer
Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP
Tampa, FL
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About Marshall Collins Deason Jr

Attorney Biography

Marshall Deason has more than 25 years of experience in handling real estate, development, and construction transactions and in organizing and representing Tampa businesses as corporations, LLCs, and LLPs. He is board certified as an expert in real estate law by The Florida Bar and is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law. Prior to founding Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP, in 2010, Mr. Deason has been a member of both Florida and multi-state law firms, has served as vice president and general counsel of a publicly held real estate development company, and worked as an attorney/advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of several books and practice manuals published by The Florida Bar and is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for lawyers on the topics of real estate, business organization, and legal ethics.

Mr. Deason is admitted to practice before all of the state court of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Deason is the president of the Bay Area Real Estate Council, an organization of the real estate lawyers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties. He also serves as a member of the Tobacco Advisory Council to the Florida Surgeon General and is a member of the board of directors of the American Lung Association Southeast, Inc.

Mr. Deason received his law degree, with honors, from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and served there as executive editor of the law review. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Deason has a B.A. in history from Denison University.

Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Law (25%)
Business Law (25%)
Real Estate Law (20%)
Residential Real Estate Law (15%)
Contracts (15%)

Résumé - Marshall Collins Deason Jr

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP
Adjunct Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law

Partner, Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP

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Cumberland School of Law - Samford University
Cumberland School of Law - Samford University
Juris Doctor

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Real Estate Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Marshall Collins Deason Jr
Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP
601 Bayshore Blvd Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33606
Office: 813-434-4800
Office: 813-254-8998

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Certified in Real Estate Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law - Real estate law involves either residential real estate or commercial real estate. Florida Lawyers certified in Real Estate Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

The minimum standards for real estate law certification is set out in Rule 6-9.3. Those requirements include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of real estate law (40% or more in the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 45 hours of approved real estate law certification continuing legal education (CLE) in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The real estate attorney must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

Under Rule 6-9.2, the term "real estate law" is defined as the "practice of law, regardless of jurisdiction, dealing with matters relating to ownership and rights in real property including, but not limited to, the examination of titles, real estate conveyances and other transfers, leases, sales and other transactions involving real estate, condominiums, cooperatives, property owners associations and planned developments, interval ownership, zoning and land use planning regulation, real estate development and financing, real estate litigation, and the determination of property rights."