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

CONTACT: Matt Mathews, President
277 Pinewood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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Mail to: Matt Mathews, President
277 Pinewood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303

 

LEADERSHIP


Matt Mathews

Matt Mathews

President/Director

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.

Blake Hayward

Blake Hayward

Director

Hayward Title Group

 

Lynwood Arnold

Lynwood Arnold

Director

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.

Melissa VanSickle

Melissa VanSickle

Director

Broad and Cassel

Ms. Melissa N. VanSickle is a Partner in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel

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Matt Mathews

President/Director

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

Director

Hayward Title Group
2121 Killarney Way #G
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone: 850-386-4400

 
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Lynwood Arnold

Treasurer

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
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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
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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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Melissa VanSickle

Director

Broad and Cassel
SunTrust Bank Building
215 South Monroe Street, Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-681-6810
Fax: 850-681-9792
Website: www.broadandcassel.com
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Ms. VanSickle handles all areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions including the acquisition, sale and development of real property. She also provides general counsel services to her clients and regularly represents financial institutions for the closing and enforcement of all types of real estate related loans.

Ms. VanSickle is an Adjunct Professor at The Florida State University College of Law where she teaches Land Transfer.

She is a member of Leadership Tallahassee's Board of Governors and was elected as the Second Judicial Circuit Representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. She is the past president of the Tallahassee Bar Association and serves as Chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel. Ms. VanSickle previously served on the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

In 2011 Ms. VanSickle received the Tallahassee Bar Association Thomas M. Ervin Distinguished Young Lawyer Award. She was also named among the "25 Women You Need to Know" by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper in 2014 and designated among the "Up and Comers" by Florida Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" in 2011.

In addition to her roles with The Florida Bar, Ms. VanSickle is the membership chair of the William H. Stafford American Inn of Court and a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class 29. Active within the community, she volunteers regularly with Justice Teaching and fosters shelter dogs through Last Hope Rescue.

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