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    The tagline for Florida ARECS is Together We All Succeed. In marketing, a tagline is a short phrase used by a business or brand to summarize its mission and identity. Creating a tagline to represent what real estate attorneys do is a pretty challenging task. How do you summarize all that you do? Advocate? Solve problems? Counsel clients?

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CONTACT: Felice Zeldin, Treasurer
2330 Harrison Drive
Dunedin FL 34698

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LEADERSHIP


Michael Boutzoukas

Michael Boutzoukas

President

Becker & Poliakoff, PA

Michael E. Boutzoukas focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business transactions, leasing and financing.

Bradley J. Wood

Bradley J. Wood

Vice President

Bradley J. Wood, PA

Michael E. Mirrington

Michael E. Mirrington

Vice President - Programs

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

Michael E. Mirrington is a Fund Senior Underwriting Counsel in the Tampa Bay Branch.

Nichola G. Ahrens

Nichola G. Ahrens

Director

Law Offices of Nichola G. Ahrens

Nichola G. Ahrens - Nicky to her friends - opened her practice as a sole practitioner upon her graduation from the University of Miami Law School and admittance to the Florida Bar in 1988.

Diana Davis Basta

Diana Davis Basta

Director

Davis Basta Law Firm, PA

Diana Davis Basta is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. She practices in the areas of Real Estate, Contracts, and Litigation.

Dennis Cohrs

Denis Cohrs

Director

The Cohrs Law Group, PA

Gary L. Davis

Gary L. Davis

Director

Gary L. Davis, PA

Gary L. Davis is a sole practitioner as Gary L. Davis, P.A. and he also serves as President of 1st Affiliated Title Services, Inc.

Scott Fitzpatrick

Scott Fitzpatrick

Director

Owens Law Group, PA

Scott W. Fitzpatrick obtained his J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 2000, after earning a B.A. from the University of South Florida in Political Science.

Josh Podolsky

Josh Podolsky

Director

 

Josh Podolsky practices in the area of business law.

Felice Zeldin

Felice Zeldin

Treasurer

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

Felice Zeldin has been a Member Account Executive with The Fund since 1991, covering the Tampa Bay Counties as well as Polk and Highlands.

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Diana Davis Basta

President

Davis Basta Law Firm, PA
3435 10th Street N., Suite 303
Naples, FL 34103
Phone: 727-938-2255
Fax: 727-938-2895
Website: www.davisbastalaw.com
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Diana Davis Basta is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. She practices in the areas of Real Estate, Contracts, and Litigation. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management magna cum laude from Eckerd College and her Juris Doctor degree is from the Stetson University College of Law.

Diana loves the practice of law. She decided to attend law school after her first child was born and never looked back. She has always been active in real estate and her extensive knowledge in that area of law comes from, in part, her own personal experiences. Diana, along with her family, over the years, has acquired, structured, and managed a portfolio of residential and commercial real estate.

In additional to her Florida Bar License, Diana is Board Certified in Real Estate. Less than six percent of Florida attorneys hold the distinction of being Board Certified in their area of expertise. She holds a Real Estate License, and a Community Association Management License. Diana is currently the President of the Bay Area Real Estate Council and a member of the Board for the Florida Association of Real Estate Councils.

Diana is a proud member of Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC (The Fund). She is a member of both the Clearwater and Pasco County Bar Associations and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is admitted to practice in all of Florida’s Federal District Courts, including the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts. Additionally, Diana is very proud of the fact that she was sworn-in at the United States Supreme Court in May 2008.

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Bradley J. Wood

Vice President

Bradley J. Wood, PA
33 6th Street South, Suite 700
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-895-1991
Fax: 727-898-3456
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Michael E. Mirrington

Vice President - Programs

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC
1410 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 800-432-9594
Website: www.thefund.com
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MICHAEL E. MIRRINGTON is a Fund Senior Underwriting Counsel in the Tampa Bay Branch. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Prior to joining The Fund, Mr. Mirrington worked for a major Sarasota law firm concentrating in commercial litigation and title insurance claims. He is a member The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Mirrington served for five years as president of the Bay Area Real Estate Council and is now vice president/programs for that organization. He serves on The Florida Bar’s Real Estate Certification Committee and is past chair of that committee. Mr. Mirrington is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and a Florida board certified real estate lawyer.

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Nichola G. Ahrens

Director

Law Offices of Nichola G. Ahrens
11812 North 56th Street

Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Phone: 813-988-4011
Fax: 813-988-7565
Website: home.earthlink.net/~nicky_ahrens
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Nichola G. Ahrens - Nicky to her friends - opened her practice as a sole practitioner upon her graduation from the University of Miami Law School and admittance to the Florida Bar in 1988. Her practice is a varied, general civil practice. Because of her strong real estate and mortgage background, she has concentrated in reviewing and preparing Real Estate Contracts, performing Title Searches all over the state and handling residential and commercial closings

Nicky also handles estate planning where she probates estates, prepares wills, living wills, powers of attorney, living trusts.

Nicky’s practice also includes Small Business Law matters, where she advises small business owners, handles Creditor bankruptcy and assists with collections and judgments.

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Michael Boutzoukas

Director

Becker & Poliakoff, PA
1511 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-527-3900
Fax: 813-286-7683
Website: www.becker-poliakoff.com
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Michael E. Boutzoukas focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business transactions, leasing and financing. In 2009 he became one of approximately 450 attorneys in Florida to achieve Board Certification in Real Estate Law. Board Certification by the Florida Bar is the highest level of recognition of an attorney’s competency and expertise in one or more of 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

The Clearwater City Council appointed Michael to the Community Development Board. In that capacity, he conducts design review, evaluates historic applications, and reviews requests for land use plan changes and re-zonings. The Board serves as Local Planning Agency to review and advise City Council on the City’s Comprehensive Plan. He previously served on the Code Enforcement Board.

Michael provides clients with general consultation and guidance in legal matters to business clients, leveraging his own transactional experience with the firm’s specialists in taxation, employment law and securities to serve his clients’ needs. Mr. Boutzoukas' peers call upon him to assist them with their client's real estate and business transactional disputes to gain perspective on the best course of resolution. He speaks before realtors, attorneys and businesses groups on commercial real estate transactions, leasing issues, title matters, and ad valorem tax valuation challenges.

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Gary L. Davis

Director

Gary L. Davis, PA
9020 Rancho Del Rio Drive, Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Telephone: 727-376-3330
Fax: 727-376-3146

Gary L. Davis is a sole practitioner as Gary L. Davis, P.A. and he also serves as President of 1st Affiliated Title Services, Inc. in New Port Richey, where he has practiced for over 35 years. He received his bachelor's degree in Government and International Affairs from Florida State University in 1977 and his juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1979.

Gary began his career serving as an assistant state attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit. In 1984, he entered private practice in New Port Richey. His law practice focuses on wills and trusts, probate and guardianships, commercial and residential real estate, foreclosure, corporate/business law.

He is a member of the West Pasco Bar Association and served as President from 2012- 2013; West Pasco Estate Planning Council, served as President of the Allgood Altman Inns of Court; the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar; a business partner member of the West Pasco Board of Realtors and served as Chairman of the Business Partners in 2016. He was awarded Business Partner of the Year in 2016. He is a graduate of the Florida Realtors District Six Leadership Institute, Class of 2016. He is a member of the Education Committee and has been instrumental in bringing seminars and programs to realtors.

Governor Rick Scott appointed Gary to the 6th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2015. He is also an active member of many West Pasco community organizations.

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Scott Fitzpatrick

Director

Owens Law Group, PA
811-B Cypress Village Boulevard
Ruskin, FL 33573
Phone: 813-633-3396
Fax: 813-633-3397
Website: www.owenslawgrouppa.com
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Scott W. Fitzpatrick obtained his J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 2000, after earning a B.A. from the University of South Florida in Political Science. Scott engages in litigation topics which include, but are not limited to, contract disputes, securities fraud, Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act violations, restrictive covenant enforcement, foreclosure defense/prosecution, common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, Florida's Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, shareholder derivation actions, civil theft, and consumer protection; and has conducted thousands of residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout Florida.

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Josh Podolsky

Director

 

Josh Podolsky practices in the area of business law. He brings a high level of expertise and a practical approach to problem solving in his practice where he concentrates in real estate, commercial transactions, banking, finance, general business, and corporate and partnership matters. His practice involves the representation of buyers, sellers, investors, developers and financial institutions in a variety of areas, including business and real estate dispositions, acquisitions and other transactions; the formation and counseling of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations; and the representation of financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers in the origination, documentation, and workout of commercial and real estate loans and in commercial real estate leasing.

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Felice Zeldin

Treasurer

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC
1410 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 800-432-9594
Website: www.thefund.com
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Felice Zeldin has been a Member Account Executive with The Fund since 1991, covering the Tampa Bay Counties as well as Polk and Highlands. Felice has held the position of Treasurer of the Bay Area Real Estate Council since the organization was founded in the early 1990's.

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