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John Mansfield Ervin

John Mansfield Ervin

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John M. Ervin is an attorney in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group.


John’s practice focuses on handling corporate, regulatory and transactional matters for businesses, real estate developers, charitable organizations and financial institutions. He regularly advises clients regardingmergers and acquisitions, entity formation and business structures, commercial transactions, secured transactions, commercial real estate, commercial leasing, corporate finance, securities, corporate taxation, state and local tax issues and audits and charitable organizations.  


A licensed Merchant Marine Officer, John holds a 100 Gross Ton Master Captain’s license with the United States Coast Guard.  He regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition and registration of domestic and foreign flagged vessels.  


John currently serves as Board Counsel to the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc., the largest direct funder of early care and education services in the state of Florida.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 100%
    8 years, 850 cases



Hourly ($290/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shutts & Bowen LLP

46 N. Washington Blvd.
Suite 1
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing200809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service AwardGirls Incorporated of Sarasota, Inc.2012
Pro Bono Service AwardUniversity of Maine School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyShutts & Bowen LLP2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLivingston, Patterson, Strickland & Siegel, P.A.2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyClark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarLawyers Advising Lawyers Program2016 - Present
American Kennel ClubMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Sarasota Young Lawyers DivisionMember2011 - Present
US District Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Sarasota Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Sarasota Young Professionals GroupMember2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2008 - Present
Admitted to PracticeAll State Courts (FL)2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Deborah J. Butler v. Patricia C. McGriffFinal Judgment in favor of McGriff (Client)
George E. Bushong v. Sarah M. PeelPetition for Certiorari Granted, Remanded
Qu Art, S.A. v. Robert Preiss, R&R Bond GalleriesRecovery of Salvador Dali sculptures
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Statutes - Ch. 726CS/HB 451 - Fraudulent Transfers2013
White PaperCS/HB 451 - Florida Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2008
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Bates CollegeHistory/ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
House Committe TestimonyFlorida Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act2012
Sarasota County Bar Association, County SectionUndue Influence Hits the Road- Application of the Doctrine in Tria2011