Since 1936 Fisher & Sauls has provided legal services in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Throughout our history we have been committed to the community and the needs of our clients.
Today we are still building on the strengths that have made our firm a trusted name in St. Petersburg and Florida.
We have structured our practice groups to provide comprehensive resources to our clients. Whether your legal needs are personal or business, Fisher & Sauls has a seasoned team that will provide professional advice and counsel. We have the experience necessary for the most sophisticated business and real estate transactions, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and tax and estate planning. In addition, we also assist in many areas of individual needs, such as straightforward wills or home purchases. Our goal is to provide a complete legal team for our clients' business and personal needs.
We recognize the need for a high level of expertise and several of our attorneys are certified by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education in areas including real estate and wills, trusts and estates. Our commitment to excellence demands that we utilize the most advanced technology and personnel resources available, resulting in efficient, quality legal services.
100 Second Avenue South, Suite 701, City Center
St. Petersburg FL 33701
The broad background of our lawyers includes education and experience in business administration, accounting and tax, in addition to law.
As a result, we handle a broad range of business matters, including, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Fisher & Sauls offers to its clients the opportunity to participate in our "Corporate Service Program," a system of annual maintenance of a corporation's books, minutes, meetings and reports. Our clients include both large and small manufacturers, retailers and businesses involved in medical services and manufacturing, research and development, banking, insurance, real estate development, automobile sales, food products, lumber and farming. We represent businesses in a variety of areas including:
-General contract negotiation and preparation.
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Business ownership or asset sales.
-Bank acquisitions, regulation and operations.
-Licensing and distribution agreements.
-Corporate formation and governance.
-Limited and general partnerships, professional associations, limited liability companies and joint ventures.
-Agreements governing stockholder relationships, stock options and voting trusts.
-Capital raising efforts through common stock, limited partnerships and debentures
-Regulatory filings for business entities, UCC security interests, trademarks and copyright.
-Coordination of business planning with retirement and estate planning for business succession.
-Creation of Family Limited Partnerships to meet both business and estate planning needs.
-Development and maintenance of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit and compensation plans.
Areas of Practice: Wills, Estate Planning, Trusts and Administration, Business and Corporate Law; Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Education: J.D. University of Florida College of Law; B.A. Political Science, Sociology and Economics: University of Florida.
Bar Memberships and Affiliations: Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council; Suncoast Estate Planning Council; Board of Governors of The Florida Bar; Fellow, ABA Foundation and The Florida Bar Foundation; President, The Florida Bar Foundation (1990; Chairman, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar (1992-93); Member Florida Supreme Court Commission on Lawyer Professionalism; Member The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education; Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; All Children's Hospital Foundation Trustee.
University of Florida College of Law