Bradenton-Sarasota, FLRobert S. Stroud has been named principal in the law firm of Blalock, Walters, Held & Johnson, P.A., one of Manatee County’s oldest law firms. Stroud practices in the areas of health care, business & corporate and real estate law.

His experience includes representing entrepreneurs, physicians, medical groups and real estate developers. In particular, he concentrates on matters related to formation of entities, partnership and shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements, and other contractual issues. Stroud also handles regulatory and compliance engagements relating to Stark II, Florida Self-Referral laws, fee splitting statutes, fraud  and abuse, HIPAA and other licensure matters; and both commercial and residential real estate transactions.

“Robert has brought tremendous energy and a caring approach to his clients since he joined Blalock Walters, stated Cliff Walters, managing partner at Blalock, Walters, Held and Johnson. “He has shown the ability to provide superior service to his clients and we are sure his experience will be a valuable asset to our management team.”

Stroud graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law, where he also earned a certificate of concentration in health law. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S.BA. in finance and economics.  He holds memberships in the Florida Bar, Manatee County Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association.

“Blalock Walters has provided the leadership, direction and support every attorney needs in order to deliver the very best for his clients,” said Stroud. “I look forward to this new challenge and to being part of Blalock Walters continued growth in Southwest Florida.”