PRESS RELEASE – Sarasota-Bradenton, August 18, 2020 – Real estate attorney Timothy S. Shaw of Sarasota law firm Blalock Walters has been elected as the 2020-2021 chair of The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section, a 2,000-member, statewide, voluntary organization that provides continuing legal education, networking opportunities and resources to benefit solo and small firm lawyers.
Shaw previously served as chair of the section in 1996-1997 and has been a member of the Executive Council since 1990. As chair, he oversees the section’s executive council, operations, budgeting, committees, continuing legal education seminars and member networking events. He is the section’s representative to The Florida Bar Council of Sections.
Shaw is a principal in the Blalock Walters real estate practice group and his practice involves all aspects of real estate and financial institution transactions. He has nearly 40 years of experience and expertise in the Sarasota and Bradenton area markets. He is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar. He has earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer review rating, given only to attorneys who are ranked by their peers at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards. Shaw has served on boards of directors for numerous civic and business organizations including the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center and InStride Therapy. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Association.
The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section’s mission is to “enhance the quality of practice for the solo and small firm lawyer as well as the lawyer who has interests beyond the bounds of a single professional specialty.” According to Shaw, the importance of solos and small firms to the legal profession and to society cannot be overestimated.
“Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys provide vital legal representation to individuals and businesses in our communities in almost every substantive area of the law, said Shaw. “Suffice it to say that without the contributions of solo and small firm practitioners, our profession, community and society would suffer.”
Shaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, magna cum laude, from Salisbury State College in 1978. He earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Stetson University in 1981 and was a Charles Dana Scholar in recognition of superior academic achievement and demonstrated leadership in the college community.
For more information about the Solo & Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar, visit FLSoloSmallFirm.org. please visit The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm website. Contact Timothy Shaw at (941) 748-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional business law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. With over 25 experienced attorneys, we serve a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.