Marisa Powers - Bradenton AttorneyMarisa J. Powers
Associate
802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
941.748.0100
“Being a successful litigator requires a balance of communication, zealous advocacy, and compromise.  A successful litigator is always to have the client’s best interest at heart.”

Overview


Marisa Powers is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practice areas. Her practice involves the litigation of businesses disputes, probate, estate and trust disputes, title defect claims, employment, and construction law related controversies. Marisa represents individuals, developers, builders, retail stores, non-profit organizations, title companies, and other businesses. She has handled a variety of matters, including breach of contract, business torts, real estate disputes, lien foreclosure actions, claims of undue influence, and mortgage foreclosure matters. Marisa aids business clients in the performing of internal audits, drafting of employee handbooks and other employee-related documents, as well as the filing of trademark applications. She is a frequent speaker at seminars on construction related litigation issues and mortgage foreclosure litigation. She is a native of Bradenton, Florida.

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


Affiliations


Bar Associations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Twelfth Judicial Grievance Committee “B”, June 2014 – June 2017
  • Manatee County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Manatee County Chapter
    • Board of Directors, 2011 – present
    • Treasurer, 2011 – 2013
    • Vice President, 2014 – 2015

Professional 

  • Barrister, Manatee American Inn of Court, 2014 – present
  • Barrister, Judge John M. Scheb, American Inn of Court, 2012 – 2014

Community

  • Turning Points
    • Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • PACE Center for Girls
    • Board of Directors, 2011-2016
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
    • Former Program Leadership Council
  • Manatee Young Professionals
    • Leadership Committee, 2012 – 2013

Matters


Representative Matters

Marisa Powers provides representation in relation to:

  • Trustees, personal representatives and/or beneficiaries in probate and trust litigation, including claims of undue influence and lack of capacity
  • Lenders, borrowers and guarantors in mortgage foreclosures
  • Developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and/or suppliers in construction litigation
  • Employers and employees in the enforcement of employment contracts, including non-competition covenants
  • Title insurance companies in resolving claims
  • Landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes
  • Buyers and sellers in real estate contract disputes
  • Brokers and owners in disputes regarding real estate commissions
  • Plaintiffs and defendants in commercial collection matters
  • Businesses and individuals in contractual disputes
  • Employee Handbooks on behalf of corporate clients
  • Trademark matters for corporate client


News



Presentations

  • “How to Avoid Litigation”, Prudential Palms Realty, 2010