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COUNTIES SERVED: Sarasota, Manatee

CONTACT: James E. Toale, Treasurer
P.O. Box 4275
Sarasota, FL 34230

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Mail to: Sarasota-Bradenton Attorneys' Real Estate Council, Inc.
c/o James E. Toale, Treasurer
P.O. Box 4275
Sarasota, FL 34230

LEADERSHIP


Paul A. Blucher

Paul A. Blucher

President

Blucher Law Group, LLC

Paul A. Blucher was born in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1990.

Kenneth D. Chapman, Jr.

Kenneth D. Chapman, Jr.

Vice President

Chapman, Chapman & Chapman, PA

Kenneth D. Chapman, Jr. was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, and he is a third-generation attorney and partner in the law firm of Chapman, Chapman & Chapman, P.A

Peter J. Pike

Peter J. Pike

Vice President – Education & Seminars

Pike Law Firm

PETER J. PIKE, ESQ. is board certified in real estate law, and is the founder of The Pike Law Firm, located in Sarasota, Florida.

James A. Toale

James A. Toale

Treasurer

Tannenbaum Law Group

Mr. Toale is a native of Sarasota. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Civil Engineering.

Marc H. Feldman

Marc H. Feldman

Secretary

Marc H. Feldman

Mr. Feldman entered private practice in 1979 and opened his office as a sole practitioner at its present location in 1984.

Michelle Hermey

Michelle Hermey

Director

Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi

Ryan Featherstone

Ryan Featherstone

Director

Dunlap & Moran, PA

Mr. Featherstone practices in the areas of Real Property Law, Real Estate Finance, Title Insurance, Landlord-Tenant Law, Real Estate Litigation, and Business Transactions.

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Paul A. Blucher

President

Blucher Law Group, LLC
7300 Delainey Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-361-1145
Fax: 941-361-1146
Website: www.fifthamendment.com
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Paul A. Blucher was born in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1990. He is a former Police Officer and Detective and received his undergraduate degrees from Youngstown State University magna cum laude. Mr. Blucher attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law and graduated in 1990 with honors in Appellate and trial court competition. He has practiced law in Florida since 1990 and opened his law office in 1997. He is a member of the Florida Bar and Federal Bar Associations (middle district of Florida), the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Eminent Domain Standing Committee of the Florida Bar, the Sarasota-Bradenton Attorneys Real Estate Council, and the Sarasota County Bar Association. Our Law Firm’s attorneys represent property owners and business owners in all types of real estate transactions including residential and commercial title closings, title insurance, contract/acquisition negotiations and disputes. In addition our Firm represents property owners and business owners against the government in Florida eminent domain matters, such as road right of way acquisitions, utility takings and other government acquisitions.

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Kenneth D. Chapman, Jr.

Vice President

Chapman, Chapman & Chapman, PA
1920 Golf Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-366-1600
Fax: 941-366-1601
Website: chapmanpa.com
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Kenneth D. Chapman, Jr. was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, and he is a third-generation attorney and partner in the law firm of Chapman, Chapman & Chapman, P.A. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law and has been a licensed Florida attorney since 1990. Mr. Chapman’s experience includes in-house corporate counsel roles as General Counsel with TeamStaff, Inc., General Counsel with Cheetah Technologies, Corporate Counsel with PharMerica, and in-house legal counsel to Florida Power Corporation and TECO. He concentrates his practice in real estate law which encompasses both Commercial and Residential real estate transactions, including purchase and sale of real estate, title insurance services, Commercial and Residential leases and Landlord-Tenant matters. Mr. Chapman also practices Corporate/business law including general contracts law, Corporate Formation, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Joint Ventures, Shareholder Agreements, Business Financing, Franchises/Distributorships/ Business Opportunities, Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Employment, Management and Consulting Agreements. Mr. Chapman is a member of The Florida Bar’s Business Law and Real Property and Trust Sections. He also participated as a special counselor with SCORE of Manasota, he was an active volunteer for the Human Society of Sarasota County and he presently serves as a mentor for the Take Stock In Children Program in Manatee County.

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Peter J. Pike

Vice President – Education & Seminars

Pike Law Firm
5635 Country Lakes Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 941-312-2580
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PETER J. PIKE, ESQ. is board certified in real estate law, and is the founder of The Pike Law Firm, located in Sarasota, Florida. Before starting Pike Law, Mr. Pike worked for Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, first as their Legal and Branch Education Manager and later as Commercial Senior Underwriting Counsel. Mr. Pike received his B.A. in chemistry from New York University, and earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1984. Mr. Pike has been a practicing attorney since law school graduation, and is a member of both the New York and Florida Bars. Prior to joining The Fund in 2010, Mr. Pike served for several years as in-house counsel, initially to a large mortgage bank in New York, and more recently for a high volume title agency located in Okaloosa County, Florida. In between, Mr. Pike formed his own firm in New York, which grew from a principally real estate oriented practice to a boutique corporate/real estate law firm. Both while in New York and later in Florida, Peter has been involved in teaching real estate brokers and agents at both the pre-licensure and continuing education levels.

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James A. Toale

Treasurer

Tannenbaum Law Group
1990 Main Street
Suite 725
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-444-9092
Fax: 941-316-0515
Website: www.tannenbaumhanewich.com
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Mr. Toale is a native of Sarasota. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Civil Engineering. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Toale worked for NASA in the Construction Management Office at the Kennedy Space Center gaining experience negotiating contract change orders, settling contractor claims and preparing unsettled disputes for litigation. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. During his career he combined an office practice with civil litigation with a strong emphasis on real estate. Mr. Toale became Board Certified in Real Estate Law in 1990 and continues to hold that certification to date. His broad range of experience brings a unique asset to the litigation team.

Mr. Toale has been active in the community, serving on many boards and is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sarasota, the SunCoast Blood Bank, and the Southwest Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has been active in the local bar association having served on the real property section steering committee and the joint committee with the Sarasota Association of Realtors®. He has served on the Mission and Planning Committee of the board of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and is active in his church.

In 2013 Mr. Toale became the Foreclosure General Magistrate of Sarasota County. During that temporary appointment he conducted hundreds of trials involving residential mortgage foreclosures.

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Marc H. Feldman

Secretary

Feldman & Roback
3908 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-758-8888
Website: www.feldmanroback.com/
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Mr. Feldman entered private practice in 1979 and opened his office as a sole practitioner at its present location in 1984. Soon thereafter, he was joined by his now-retired partner, Joseph Roback, and the firm of Feldman & Roback was created. Mr. Feldman’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, wills and probate.

Mr. Feldman earned his J.D. Degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from the University of Florida in 1978, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree as a philosophy major from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974.

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Michelle Hermey

Director

Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi
1515 Ringling Boulevard
Tenth Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-957-1900
Fax: 941-957-1800
Website: www.fergesonskipper.com
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Ryan Featherstone

Director

Dunlap & Moran, PA
22 S. Links Avenue
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-366-0115
Fax: 941-365-4660
Website: www.dunlapandmoran.com
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Mr. Featherstone practices in the areas of Real Property Law, Real Estate Finance, Title Insurance, Landlord-Tenant Law, Real Estate Litigation, and Business Transactions.

Mr. Featherstone was born in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2001 with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Finance.

Mr. Featherstone then attended the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, completing his last semester of law school at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, as a visiting student. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2005.

Mr. Featherstone was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, as well as the Young Lawyer's Division of the Sarasota County Bar, and the Young Professionals Group of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

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