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W. Lawrence Smith - Of Counsel

W. Lawrence Smith


University of Florida, B.S., 1970
University of Florida, M.B.A., 1975
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1982, cum laude

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Mobile Home Law Committee, 1991–2000
    • Grievance Committee 13(A), 1989-1992
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Board Certified by The Florida Bar

  • Board Certification Badge
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W. Lawrence Smith - Of Counsel

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Larry serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Group. His practice primarily involves construction and permanent mortgage lending, purchase and sale transactions, option transactions, commercial leases, title insurance, restrictive covenants, and homeowner associations.

He has participated in the negotiation and sale of several large design-build projects in the local market. Larry also has represented many lenders and borrowers in connection with problem loan workouts.

Larry is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. He is active in many civic and charitable organizations, including his recent service through 2011 as Chairman for The Salvation Army, Tampa Area Command Advisory Board.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2017, 2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2013)
  • Florida Monthly's "Florida's Top Lawyers" (2008)
  • Tampa's Top Attorney (2011)
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013)