Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A.

Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A.

Accomplished Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning Lawyers Skillfully Represent Clients Throughout South Florida

Firm Overview

EXPERIENCED LEGAL SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES

Whether you are buying or selling a home, implementing an estate plan, contesting a will or trust, or starting, buying or selling a business, you need a reputable lawyer to look out for your best interests. Since 1981, the law firm of Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A. has been dedicated to protecting clients' rights in the areas of business law, real estate law and estate planning. Individuals and businesses across southern Florida trust us to provide personalized attention and sound advice as we execute effective strategies to meet their legal needs. We will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family, no matter how complicated the issue.

HIGHLY REGARDED ATTORNEYS AT ESTABLISHED LAW FIRM PROVIDE TRUSTED COUNSEL

For more than 35 years, first from our Miami offices and starting in 1986 in our Southwest Florida office, initially located in Sarasota but relocated to Palmetto in 2008, we have delivered top-quality representation and personalized service to individuals and businesses in South Florida, and indeed in all of Florida, gaining the respect of both clients and colleagues. No matter what type of legal issue you face in the areas we handle, we are here to explain your rights and help you take appropriate steps to seek a positive outcome. Clients depend on us for:

-Reputable and competent representation--Each partner at Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A. has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professional ability. We are committed to remaining at the top of our field to best serve our clients.

-Responsive service--We understand the legal process can be intimidating and strive to make it as stress-free as possible for our clients. We are always available to answer your questions and guide you through each step as we work toward the successful resolution of your case or legal matter.

-Honest guidance--Our deep understanding of federal, state and local laws and extensive courtroom experience allow us to provide clients with candid advice about what to expect, how to proceed, and whether going to trial might offer the best chance for a favorable result. We pride ourselves on being forthright and take the time to understand the details of your legal matter so that we can guide you in the right direction.

Our firm has built its reputation on integrity and results let us work diligently to safeguard your rights and resolve your legal issues.

STRONG LEGAL ADVOCATES FOR FLORIDA BUSINESS, ESTATE PLANNING AND REAL ESTATE MATTERS

We have more than 90 years of combined experience representing clients in the following practice areas:

-Business law--We provide new and established businesses with skilled representation to address their initial and ongoing legal needs, including acquisitions, shareholder and member operating agreements, capital and entity formation, succession planning, dispute resolution including litigation and liquidation and/or planning for liquidation or disposition of the business.

-Estate planning--We help Florida residents with all aspects of estate planning and administration, offering careful analysis and personal attention for everything from asset review and tax considerations to probate and trust litigation.

-Real estate law--We deliver reliable advice and develop successful strategies to protect the interests of individuals and businesses in real estate transactions and disagreements involving both residential and commercial properties.

We also represent Floridians in civil ligation, in casualty insurance cases when their legitimate claims are being wrongfully delayed, and in divorce, and other family law matters. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may need to take prompt action to maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Discuss your business, estate planning and real estate needs with a dedicated Florida lawyer

If you need help resolving a business, estate planning or real estate issue, do not delay in seeking advice from the experienced legal team at Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A. To schedule a meeting at our Palmetto or Miami offices, please call 941-417-0003 EXT 221 or contact us online.
Main Office
Main Office
323 Tenth Avenue, West, Suite 301
Palmetto  FL  34221
Phone
  • (941) 723-3425
Websites

Harry K. Bender

Harry K. Bender graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1966 and from the University of Miami School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1969. After graduation he served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1974 as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps. After admission to The Florida Bar in 1975 he was employed by the downtown Miami firm of Nicholson, Howard, Brawner and Lovett until he and the senior partner of such firm, Don Nicholson, and James Chandler formed Nicholson, Bender & Chandler, such firm being the precursor to the establishment in 1981 of Bender, Bender & Chandler, PA with offices in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1996 Bender, Bender & Chandler, PA opened a branch office in Sarasota where Mr. Chandler became the resident partner which office, although now physically located in Palmetto, Florida, serves the entire southwest Florida area with particular emphasis on Palmetto/Bradenton/Sarasota. Harry Bender, as are all members of the firm, is an "AV" rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. His principal areas of practice include commercial and business transactions and litigation with specific emphasis on real estate and corporate related matters. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar since 1970, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Military Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Harry Bender was born in Wilmington, North Carolina where his father was stationed in the military during World War II but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until graduation from high school. He is married to the former April Renee Stark of Coral Gables, Florida and has an extended family of two children and two grandchildren. He and his family enjoy fishing, scuba diving, golf, traveling and cooking.

James Ryan Chandler, III

James R. Chandler, III graduated from the University of Florida School of Law with honors in 1975 including admission into the Florida Chapter of the Order of the Coif. Prior to his graduation from the University of Florida Law School he graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1968, attended Duke University for three years and thereafter graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University. After admission to The Florida Bar in 1975 he was employed by the downtown Miami firm of Nicholson, Howard, Brawner and Lovett until he and former Senior Partner Don Nicholson, and Harry Bender formed Nicholson, Bender & Chandler; such firm being the precursor to the establishment in 1981 of Bender, Bender & Chandler, PA with offices in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1996 the firm opened a branch office in Sarasota which office has since 2008 been located in Palmetto, Florida, in which James Chandler is the resident partner. Mr. Chandler, as are all members of the firm, is an "AV" rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and he has been so rated since 1986. His principal areas of practice include commercial and business transactions and litigation with a significant emphasis in the hospitality industry and in addition thereto real estate, probate and trust law practice as well as litigation in those areas. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar since 1975 he is admitted to practice in all Federal Courts of the State of Florida (Southern, Middle and Northern Districts). Mr. Chandler is a native Floridian, having been born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is married to the former Terry Drake of Coral Gables, Florida and they have an extended family of three children and six grandchildren (with a seventh on the way). He and his family enjoy tennis, snow skiing, traveling, cooking and gardening.

James Chandler

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