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  1. Debt Agreements: 65%
    32 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Banking: 15%
    32 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    32 years
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
    32 years

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  • David M. Caveda

    I have known Kent for over 10 years. He enjoys an excellent professional and personal reputation throughout the Tampa Bay legal community for his legal abilities, professionalism and high ethical standards.


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Contact info

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

101 East Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL, 33602-5150


FLMember in Good Standing198501/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super Lawyer--2011Law & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law 2011Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in America, Banking Law 2011Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law--2010Best Lawyers in America2010
Best Layers in America, Banking Law--2010Best Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition--2009Law & Politics Magazine2009
Florida Super Lawyers--2009Law & Politics Magazine2009
Florida's Best LawyersFlorida Monthly2008
Tampa Bay's Best LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2008
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Top Real Estate Lawyers in FloridaReal Estate Florida Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in America--Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Listed in The Red BookThe Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace Group1998
Listed in The Red BookThe Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace Group1997
Who's Who in American LawN/A1993
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in AmericaN/A1993
U.S. Delegate-- Moscow Conf. on Law and Economic RelationsUnion of Soviet Lawyers; Center for International Cooperation; Section of Int'l Law and Practice of the American Bar Association1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Chair of Real Estate DepartmentShumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP (Tampa)2001 - Present
PartnerBroad and Cassel (Tampa)1998 - 2001
Managing Shareholder/Shareholder/AssociateAnderson & Orcutt, P.A.1984 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Real Estate Investment CouncilMember2008 - Present
Florida Bankers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 13-FChairman1995 - 1995
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 13-FMember1993 - 1995
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Corporations, Securities & Financial Services CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy/UCC CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember1985 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMember1985 - Present
The Florida BarMember1985 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1984 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceB.A., Magna Cum Laude1981
Memphis University SchoolN/AClassical Diploma1977
University of MississippiPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Structuring the Commercial Loan in FloridaCommercial Loan Documentation2002
Commercial Lending in FloridaCommercial Loan Documentation2000
Mortgage Bankers Association of America National Servicers ConferenceCommercial Loan Documentation1997
Foreclosure and Repossession in Florida: How to do it RightPerfection and Enforcement of Security Interests1991
Closing Real Estate Loans and Asset-Based Commercial Loans in FloridaCommercial Loan Documentation1991