Melanie Luten - Attorney

Melanie Luten, Esq.
Business & Corporate and Real Estate Law

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (November 19, 2013) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. congratulates principal Melanie Luten in the firm’s Business & Corporate and Real Estate Law Services groups for receiving the “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

The total of AV Rated attorneys at Blalock Walters is now seventeen, over 75% of the firm’s attorneys.

The Martindale-Hubbell ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive ratings based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Melanie’s AV rating by her peers in the legal community is well deserved and is a reflection of both the skills and value that she provides to our clients,” said Jonathan Fleece, principal and head of the firm’s Business & Corporate group. “The firm is proud of Melanie’s recognition.”

Luten works with clients to develop practical business solutions on a variety of transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial lease agreements, corporate finance, incentive compensation plans, business governance issues, employment and consulting agreements, licensing agreements, and other general business representation.  She is a member of the Manatee County Bar Association and on the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of Manatee County, Inc.

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties with over 22 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout the southwest Florida region.  For more information, please visit



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