Real Estate Lawyers

Amanda K. Barritt, Stockholder, Fort Myers

BarrittAmanda concentrates her real estate practice in the areas of residential and commercial condominium and property association law, real estate transactions, easements, contract preparation, and real estate development. She is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society, Real Property Probate & Trust Section and Condominium and Planned Development Committee of The Florida Bar, Lee County Association of Woman Lawyers, and Lee County Bar Association. Amanda is also a board member of Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University and her law degree from Florida State University. Amanda can be reached at 239-344-1108 or via email at amanda.barritt@henlaw.com.

Edward P. Canterbury, Stockholder, Fort Myers

CanterburyEdward is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate lawyer. He concentrates his real estate practice in the area of commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance and commercial leases. His experience includes representation of developers, builders, governmental agencies, lending institutions, non-profit corporations and national title insurance underwriters. Edward currently serves as president of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his law degree from Ohio Northern University, and was the Valedictorian of his law class. Edward can be reached at 239-344-1275 or via email at edward.canterbury@henlaw.com.

Richard A. Collman, Stockholder, Sanibel

CollmanRichard concentrates his practice in the area of transactional real estate, including sales and purchases of residential and commercial real estate. He also handles commercial transactions, contract preparation and review and 1031 Exchanges. Richard is a member of the Sanibel Captiva Realtors Association and former board member of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. He received his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his law degree from Drake University. He is also admitted to the Wisconsin Bar. Richard can be reached at 239-344-1352 or via e-mail at richard.collman@henlaw.com.

David L. Cook, Stockholder, Fort Myers

CookDavid is Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law. He concentrates his practice in matters of real estate transactions and development, homeowner and condominium associations, the Interstate Land Sales Act and title insurance. David serves as counsel for many Southwest Florida developers in all aspects of real estate acquisition, development and sales involving extensive, mixed use projects and serves as counsel for condominium and homeowner associations. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. David is member of the Collier County and Florida Bar Associations and has served in many capacities of the Florida Bar, including member and former chairman of the Real Estate Certification Committee, member of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He is a member of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and former chair of the Government Affairs Committee. David received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his law degree from the University of Florida. He can be reached at 239-344-1372 or via email at david.cook@henlaw.com.

David K. Fowler, Stockholder, Sanibel

FowlerDavid is Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law and concentrates his practice in the areas of transactional real estate representing buyers, sellers and developers; condominium and community association law representing condominium, timeshare and homeowner associations; title insurance claims and underwriting; and representation of commercial and private real estate lenders. David serves on the Executive Committee for Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS). He is also a member and past board member of the Barrier Island Group for the Arts. David received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his law degree from Delaware Law School. David can be reached at 239-344-1353 or via email at david.fowler@henlaw.com.

Thomas H. Gunderson, Stockholder, Fort Myers

GundersonTom is Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate law. His primary areas of practice include commercial real estate transactions, commercial and residential real estate development, banking law and property owners’ association law. Tom is a board member of the Uncommon Friends Foundation and Harborside Conference and Convention Council Advisory Board in Fort Myers. He is also a member of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS), Lee County Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Real Property Probate & Trust Law Sections). Tom received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his law degree from the University of Florida. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Tom can be reached at 239-344-1210 or via email at thomas.gunderson@henlaw.com.

Michael P. Lehnert, Associate, Fort Myers

Lehnert 2015 WEBMichael handles real estate matters, including homeowners’ and condominium association governing documents, commercial and residential sales and leases, development, and survey matters. Michael is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.S., 2012) and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., 2015). He can be reached at 239-344-1184 or via email at michael.lehnert@henlaw.com.

 

Molly A. Maggiano, Associate, Fort Myers

Molly concentrates her practice in the areas of condominium, homeowners’ and property association representation, residential and commercial purchase and sales transactions, real estate development, and other general real estate matters. She previously served as in-house counsel to a national homebuilder, and also worked with a management and financial consulting firm providing services to the real estate industry. Molly received her undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University (B.A., 2000) and her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 2003). She can be reached at 239-344-1213 or via email at molly.maggiano@henlaw.com.

Denis H. Noah, Stockholder and Chair of Real Estate Division, Fort Myers

NoahDenis divides his time between the practice of law and serving as the firm’s Managing Stockholder. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, commercial and residential real estate development, real estate finance and the resolution of title problems and title insurance claims. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Denis is active in several business, civic and charitable organizations. He currently serves on the Board of the Horizon Council, Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Advisory Board, and is Vice-Chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Lee County. He is also a member of the Real Estate Investment Society and Southwest Florida Real Estate Council. Denis is also former Chairman for the Florida Law Network. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his law degree from the University of Florida. Denis can be reached at 239-344-1150 or via email at denis.noah@henlaw.com.

Bruce E. Sands, Stockholder, Fort Myers

SandsBruce concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, business law and banking law. While the bulk of his practice involves commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions and the representation of real estate developers, he also handles a plethora of other real estate and business related matters such as residential purchase and sale transactions, residential and commercial condominium projects, general business matters, financial transactions and work-outs, property owners’ associations, commercial leasing, and title insurance services. He may be reached at 239-344-1262 or via email at bruce.sands@henlaw.com.

Sharon M. Zuccaro, Stockholder, Bonita Springs

ZuccaroSharon represents developers, sellers and buyers in commercial and residential real estate transactions. More specifically, Sharon concentrates her practice in matters involving finance, contracts, leases, closings, title insurance and homeowner and condominium associations. Sharon is a member of the Collier County, Lee County and Florida Bar Associations. Sharon is a board member of the Commercial Real Estate Women of Southwest Florida, board member of the Women’s Council of Realtors Bonita Springs-Estero Florida and member of the Bonita-Estero Association of Realtors. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Vanderbilt University. Sharon can be reached at 239-344-1378 or via email at sharon.zuccaro@henlaw.com.

Real Estate Litigation Attorneys

Shannon M. Puopolo, Stockholder, Fort Myers

PuopoloShannon Puopolo concentrates her business litigation in the area of real estate litigation. Specifically, she handles matters including title insurance claims, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings, actions by third party purchasers in foreclosure, lien and tax deed sales. Shannon also handles partnership disputes, trust modification litigation, association law matters, lien foreclosures, reforeclosures, lien collection matters, residential and commercial evictions and ejectment proceedings. She is admitted to practice in Florida state court, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Shannon received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., 2005) and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009). She can be reached at shannon.puopolo@henlaw.com.

Land Use & Environmental Law Attorneys

Charles J. Basinait, Stockholder and Chair of Land Use & Environmental Division, Fort Myers

BasinaitCharles concentrates his practice in land use law, including matters relating to Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), rezonings, special exceptions, special permits, variances, comprehensive plan interpretations and amendments, as well as a host of other land use-related matters. He reviews projects, both from a zoning and a planning standpoint, and from a financial feasibility and financing perspective. Charles is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University and law degree from the New England School of Law. He can be reached at 239-344-1204 or via email at charles.basinait@henlaw.com.

Amanda L. Brock, Associate, Fort Myers

BrockAmanda concentrates her practice in matters involving environmental compliance, zoning, development approvals, property tax appeals, and hazardous waste site remediation. She represents clients before local, state and federal agencies. In addition to her environmental and zoning practice, Amanda regularly assists clients with property tax appeals. As part of her practice, she also lectures on topics relating to contaminated site remediation, negotiating consent orders with governmental agencies, and Brownfields redevelopment. Amanda serves on the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS), on the Leadership Council for the Take Stock in Children program and on the Board of Trustees for the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Southwest Florida division, and the Administrative and Environmental and Land Use Law Sections of The Florida Bar. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her law degree from Florida State University. Amanda can be reached at 239-344-1269 or via email at amanda.brock@henlaw.com.

Russell P. Schropp, Stockholder and Managing Stockholder, Fort Myers

Schropp low resRussell practices in the areas of land use, zoning, and environmental law. He represents property owners and others before local, regional, state and federal agencies. Russell is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society of Lee County (REIS). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Horizon Council for Lee County and is Chairman of the Land Use Practice Group of the Lee County Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Southwest Florida Baseball, Inc. and is an advisor for the YMCA’s Youth-in-Government Chapter at Fort Myers High School. Russell received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University and his law and Masters (Urban & Regional Planning) degrees from Florida State University. He can be reached at 239-344-1280 or via email at russell.schropp@henlaw.com.

Austin S. Turner, Associate, Fort Myers

Turner paperstreetAustin concentrates his practice in the areas of land use and environmental law and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Austin served as a summer associate in 2014 and also worked as a law clerk at a large land use and environmental law firm located in Tallahassee, Florida. Austin is committed to his community and focuses his volunteer efforts on supporting schools and fighting hunger. He is currently a member of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS). Austin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida (B.S., 2012) and his law degree from Florida State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015). He  can be reached at austin.turner@henlaw.com or at 239-344-1178.