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.