Real Estate Practice Group Awarded “Circle of Excellence”

The Blalock Walters Real Estate practice group is the proud recipient of the Fidelity National Title Group 2016 Circle of Excellence Award, Fidelity National’s highest achieving award. Congratulations to our Real Estate group for making a difference and being honored with this great recognition. Pictured left to right: Matt Plummer, Amanda Tullidge, Fidelity National’s Barry Mazer, and Will […]

Mark Barnebey Receives Board Recertification in City, County and Local Government by The Florida Bar

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (March 23, 2017) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Mark P. Barnebey has earned board recertification in city, county and local government from The Florida Bar. Barnebey has been board certified since 1996 and is one of only 251 attorneys certified in city, county and […]

Mote Marine Presents 9th Annual Party on the Pass, Blalock Walters is Corporate Sponsor

Blalock Walters is a proud sponsor of Mote Marine Aquarium’s 9th Annual Party on the Pass. The event’s theme is a “Hot Night in Old Havana” and will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The evening will feature great food, good fun and goodwill supporting Mote’s Dolphin, Whale & Sea Turtle Hospitals. Festivities […]

Your Estate Plan: Small Oversights That Can Turn Into Big Headaches

Part of what we do at Blalock Walters is assist surviving family members with administrative matters after the death of a loved one.  It’s at that point in time when the effectiveness of the decedent’s estate plan is tested.  So, to help our clients develop estate plans that will actually operate as efficiently as they […]

Blalock Walters Hires Corporate and Health Care Attorney Matthew Lapointe

Bradenton-Sarasota, January 9, 2017––We are pleased to welcome principal Matthew J. Lapointe to our business & corporate and health law practice groups. Matthew brings more than two decades of high level experience, concentrating his practice on business and corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and health care law. Matthew practiced for 15 years with a large, […]

Blalock Walters Sponsors Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon, Featuring Keynote Speaker Ann Curry

Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 8th Annual Signature Luncheon on February 10, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Curry, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who was a national and international correspondent for NBC for 25 years, including 15 years as the anchor at TODAY and frequent anchor at NBC […]

Business Observer Features Jenifer Schembri’s Law Career and Award-Winning Appaloosa Family Horse Farm

BY: BETH LUBERECK | BUSINESS OBSERVER Executive: Jenifer Schembri, a lawyer at Blalock Walters PA in Sarasota who specializes in tax law. Diversion: Showing appaloosa horses. Member of the family that owns Char-O-Lot Ranch in Myakka City, which breeds, shows and trains appaloosa horses Family footsteps: Schembri has been riding horses her whole life and […]

Bob Blalock Named 2017 Manatee County Distinguished Citizen

During the awards reception on Thursday, January 12, 2017, City of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant announced Bob Blalock as the 2017 Manatee County Distinguished Citizen. The Distinguished Citizen award recognizes those individuals who have made significant and meritorious contributions to Manatee County in the way of volunteer community service. Since 1956, the annual Manatee County Distinguished Citizen Award […]

Manatee Community Foundation Celebrates 12th Spirit of Manatee Awards, Feb 28

Blalock Walters is pleased to sponsor Manatee Community Foundation‘s 12th annual “Spirit of Manatee” awards luncheon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The event, held at noon at Bradenton Area Convention Center, honors individuals and organizations that embody the philanthropic spirit of Manatee County. Estate Planning attorney Anthony Bartirome is a Manatee Community Foundation board member and past president. […]

City of Anna Maria Adopts Deadline for Harris Act Claims

The City of Anna Maria adopted a comprehensive Vacation Rental Ordinance (“VRO”) in April of 2015.  This VRO was challenged in court, and was subsequently amended a number of times by the City prior to the final version being adopted on November 19, 2015.  Amongst other regulations, the VRO places a limit on the maximum […]