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COUNTIES SERVED: Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Hamilton, Taylor, Gadsden, Lafayette

CONTACT: René Rutan, President
6545 Corporate Centre Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32822

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LEADERSHIP


Rene Rutan

René Rutan

President/Treasurer

The Fund

René graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 and has been in the real estate industry nearly her entire career.

Matt Mathews

Matt Mathews

Immediate Past President

Mathews Law Firm, PA

Matt grew up in Florida. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor with High Honors from Florida State University College of Law.

Lynwood Arnold

Lynwood Arnold

Director (2017-2020)

Law Offices of Lynwood Arnold, PA

Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University (B.A. 1969) and his law degree from Florida State University (J.D. 1973).

Edward W. Wood

Edward W. Wood

Director

King & Wood, PA

Edward W. Wood both a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.

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Matt Mathews

Immediate Past President

Mathews Law Firm, PA
277 Pinewood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-681-9303
Website: www.mathewslawfirm.com

Matt grew up in Florida. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor with High Honors from Florida State University College of Law. Since beginning his legal practice in 1990, Matt has provided his clients with sophisticated representation in real estate, business and corporate matters, estate planning, mortgage law and zoning and land use law.

Matt is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust; Business Law; Tax Law; and Environmental and Land Use Law Sections of The Florida Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.

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Lynwood Arnold

Director (2017-2020)

Law Offices of Lynwood Arnold, P.A.
113 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-201-7244
Fax: 866-530-5282

100 S. Ashley Dr., Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-253-2525
Fax: 866-530-5282

Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University (B.A. 1969) and his law degree from Florida State University (J.D. 1973). He is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Membership and Inclusion Committee. He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Tallahassee Bar Association. He is a past Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is a member, director and past president of the Bay Area Real Estate Council. He is a past director of the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council. Mr. Arnold currently serves on the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar and on the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Bar Association Legal Aid Foundation.

Mr. Arnold’s practice areas are real estate transactions and litigation; wills, trusts and estates; estate and trust litigation; and the mediation of real estate and estate disputes. Mr. Arnold has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer and Circuit Court Mediator. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

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Edward W. Wood

Director

King & Wood, PA
1701 Hermitage Boulevard, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-580-7711
Fax: 850-205-4501
Website: www.kingandwood.com

Edward W. Wood both a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. His practice focuses primarily on the areas of real estate transactions and litigation, probate, and business law. Mr. Wood regularly counsels clients, including banks, financial institutions and others, on a wide range of matters including real estate sales and acquisitions, mortgage foreclosures, commercial loan workouts, restructuring, and financing, commercial and consumer collections, banking and finance law, real estate litigation, wills, trusts, and estates, and business structure and formation.

Additionally, Mr. Wood has extensive experience acting as both closing/title agent or counsel representing lenders, buyers, and sellers in all manner of real estate transactions.

Prior to his career in the legal profession, Mr. Wood worked in the areas of commercial lending and commercial real estate for a large super-regional bank. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Tallahassee Bar Association, Tallahassee Board of Realtors and the Tallahassee Mortgage Bankers Association.

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René Rutan

Director

The Fund
Website: www.thefund.com

Affiliate & Real Estate Council Relations Manager
Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

René graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 and has been in the real estate industry nearly her entire career. She handled commercial lending in South Florida, was a licensed real estate agent and a real estate paralegal. She has been active with a broad selection of industry organizations including ALTA, Florida Realtors® and the Florida Home Builders’ Association and is Past Associate Vice President of the Builders’ Association of North Florida. For the past 21 years Rene’ has filled many roles for The Fund including Member Account Executive and Branch Manager. Currently the Affiliate & Real Estate Council Relations Manager, Rene’ manages Attorney’s Real Estate Councils of Florida, Inc., the statewide umbrella organization representing 21 local real estate councils across the state. She oversees outreach to real estate agents and the public promoting the use of real estate attorneys in real estate transactions through various channels including blogs, trade shows, social media, educational seminars and advertising.

She is also responsible for The Fund’s Affiliate Program, providing paralegals, closers, legal secretaries and licensed title agents key resources and education to ensure they are equipped to support the success of The Fund members who employ them. The program’s flagship event is Affiliate Assembly, the largest educational event in Florida designed exclusively to educate real estate para-professionals.

When René is not working, she enjoys horseback riding and working on her first novel. She is married to David Nye, Emeritus Professor of Finance and Insurance, University of Florida and lives in Ponte Vedra.

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