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John Mansfield Ervin

John Mansfield Ervin

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About Me

Business law and business litigation, state and federal tax planning, commercial litigation, commercial financing and charitable organizations. Represent small to medium size businesses in formation, shareholder matters, litigation matters and sucession planning. Represent and advise local charitable organizations on compliance and tax matters, lobbying and legislative drafting.


Attorney with corporate/transactional law experience with emphasis on tax planning and business planning at mid-sized Florida firm. LLM in taxation from University of Florida in 2008. Strong work ethic and academic credentials. United States Coast Guard Captain and Registered Fishing Guide.

Specialties:Comprehensive tax planning, business planning, estate planning. Representation of health care professionals. Asset purchase and stock purchase agreements. Organization of charitable organizations.


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Licensed since 2008

  1. Business: 100%
    8 years, 750 cases



Hourly ($275-290/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    I strongly endorse John. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication.


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Contact Info

Shutts & Bowen, LLP

46 N Washington Blvd
Suite 1
Sarasota, FL, 34236



FLMember in Good Standing200808/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 AwardUniversity of Maine School of Law2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyShutts & Bowen LLP2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLivingston, Patterson, Strickland & Siegel, P.A.2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyClark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse2008 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Kennel ClubMember2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Sarasota Young Lawyers DivisionMember2011 - Present
US District Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Sarasota Young Professionals GroupMember2010 - Present
Sarasota Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 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


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxLLM2008
University of Maine School of LawJuris DoctorateJD - Juris Doctor2007
Bates CollegeHistory/ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
House Committe TestimonyFlorida Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act2012