Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on... more
Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on real estate transactions, estate planning, and probate law. He has also assisted many clients with the creation of business governance documents and is currently working to prepare clients for the wholesale revision of the Florida law governing limited liability companies. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. La... view profile
Experienced trial attorney with 26 years of trial experience. AV rated by Martindale... more
Experienced trial attorney with 26 years of trial experience. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell attorney rating service. Certified Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court. Former State Prosecutor and Felony Division Chief. Former section chief for the eminent domain division for the State of Florida Office of the Attorney General.
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.