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Jeremy T Cranford

Real estate Attorney at Destin, FL

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

Virtual consultation available

About Jeremy

Learn Jeremy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%

    13 years

  2. Business
    10%

    13 years

  3. Construction and development
    10%

    13 years

  4. Foreclosure
    10%

    13 years

  5. Land use and zoning
    10%

  6. Litigation
    10%
    85% of my practice is as a Real Estate Litigator. This includes foreclosure (mortgage enforcement and defense) litigation, construction litigation (defects and lien enforcement and defense), business litigation involving real property, and much more.

| Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law (Florida)
| "Rising Star" Rating by Super Lawyers
| AV Preeminent & Client Champion Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell
| 10.0/10.0 "Superb" & "Top Attorney" Ratings by Avvo

| Cranford Law, PL
| Phone: (850) 502-3353
| Email: [email protected]
| Web: www.cranford.law

I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate Litigation, Transactions, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at the University of Missouri, School of Law; (3) my meticulous research habits originally sharpened during my time as a member of the Missouri Law Review; (4) my abilities in financial and policy analysis from my time majoring in Economics; (5) a deep personal creativity from my childhood (and continuing today) as a geek; and (6) my diverse internship and work experiences (from Small Firms and Judicial Internships to Large Firms and Gov’t Agencies) prior to practicing.

I take the time to understand my client's perspective and, perhaps more importantly, the perspective of those they find themselves negotiating or litigating with. By doing so, I often find solutions that serve the client in unexpected ways.

I am an Executive Council Member (an an appointed Committee Co-Vice Chair and as an elected At Large Member) of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and actively attend and participate in various committees and subcommittees thereof including (alphabetically): (1) Condominium & Planned Development; (2) Construction Law Committee; (3) Real Property Litigation, (4) Real Property Problems Study, (5) Title Insurance & Industry Liaison (of which I am a Co-Vice Chair), and (6) Title Issues & Standards Committees. As a part of that work, I do my best to help to protect and advance the laws of Florida that involve real property. As a result of that work, I find myself better informed and equipped to secure my clients' rights in real property and avoid pitfalls related to their potential obligations related to real property.

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Platinum Client Champion

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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
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Martindale-Hubbel

Client's Choice 2021
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Licensed for 13 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/19/2022
State KS
Status Inactive
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jeremy

Cranford Law, PL
4458 Legendary Dr.
Suite 350
Destin, FL, 32541
Cranford Law, PL
PO Box 1935
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Cranford Law, PL
PO Box 1063
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Cranford Law, PL
PO Box 6261
Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Cranford Law, PL
PO Box 9345
Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Jeremy received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Lauren | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a Kind
Worked with Mr. Cranford for many years on numerous real estate dealings and without a doubt, he is so knowledgeable and easy to work with. We have worked with attorneys in the past and he truly is one of a kind. He goes above and beyond and keeps you informed along the way. He works with you directly and always makes himself available. You never feel like just a client. He takes time to make sure that you understand everything along the way. We highly recommend Mr. Cranford and we will continue working with him and recommending him.
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Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I've enjoyed working with you so much over the years. I wish you well and congratulations on your recent promotion - I know it is well deserved! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by Whitney | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Helpful
Jeremy helped me with a business litigation issue and I was very pleased with the relationship. He was professional, knowledgable and always prompt with his communication. Thank you, Jeremy!
Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Whitney, Thank you for your kind thoughts! I know you're doing great and look forward to seeing you about town! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by John | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Real Estate Lawyer
I have had the privilege of working with Jeremy for close to a decade and I would highly recommend him for your real estate legal matters. Jeremy’s exceptional work ethic, coupled with his mastery of Florida law, resulted in the successful resolution of a complex legal matter. He always communicated in a timely manner and kept me informed of all actions throughout the case. And his ability to present facts and explain the intricacies of the law in a way I could understand (without jargon) was a breath of fresh air. Without his knowledge and dedication, I’m not sure my issue would have been resolved. I’m grateful for his counsel and all he has done for me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Mr. Cranford did an excellent job. I would highly recommend his services. He was very thorough and his communication always kept me informed and up to date. His was very responsive any time I needed clarification or an update.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shining example of his profession!
Jeremy is a phenomenal practitioner. He took the time to explain the process and was timely in all aspects!
Posted by Terri | January 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good lawyer, a good guy
Jeremy helped me through a complicated real estate legal matter that required immediate and decisive action. He was highly responsive, explained things thoroughly and clearly, and kept us appraised at every step. He explained his fee structure up front and there were no surprises. Jeremy is knowledgeable and passionate about the law and showed great care and compassion for his clients. He quickly negotiated an equitable settlement, avoiding having to file a lawsuit. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professionalism
Mr. Cranford handled our case and mediation with great knowledge, advice and efficiency. He was excellent at providing explanations and options in a manner that was easy to understand. I was always confident he was looking out for our best interest.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Jeremy Cranford made our first experience in hiring an attorney a very positive one. He listened to our needs and walked us though each option and helped us make the best informed decisions possible. I would not hesitate to call Jeremy if I had the need in the future and would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Russ | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Jeremy is one of the best. Not only is he a consummate professional, but he also goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are taken care of and feel comfortable with all of the information they are given. Everything I bring to him is handled in the timeliest manner with detail and care. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to Jeremy.
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Posted by Paul | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Breach of real estate contract
Mr. Cramford is absolutely amazing at what he does he is very thorough extremely knowledgeable great customer service keep you aware of what is going on in your case Always got back to me in a timely manner and continued to follow up with issues even after the case has settled I highly recommend this attorney to anybody needing real estate help
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Response from Jeremy Cranford July 7, 2021
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your feedback. I enjoyed working with you and I am so very pleased that I was able to help. I wish you and your wife the best in all things! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by Seth | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate/Business Law
I was fortunate to hire Jeremy for real estate/business legal challenges. His attention to detail, knowledge, and attentiveness are simply remarkable. His compassionate nature made a stressful situation less burdensome. I don't just recommend Jeremy to friends, I insist they hire him.
Response from Jeremy Cranford May 20, 2021
Dear Seth, Thank you so much for your review. I have enjoyed working with you on your matter and I truly wish you the best in all things!
Posted by Kevin | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He was a pleasure to work with providing excellent advice on different options and actions to take along with ramifications of each. He was professional and knowledgeable regarding my issue. Communication was great, always able to reach when we needed too. I would highly recommend him and have done so to my closest friends. Overall we were very happy with hiring him.
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Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I've always enjoyed our conversations and I wish you the best!
Posted by Alberto and Maria | February 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Human Being!
I cannot say enough great things about Mr. Jeremy Cranford and his staff. His professionalism is top-notch and he genuinely cares about his clients. He helped me in a real estate dispute and was attentive even after the issue was resolve. He is extremely knowledgeable and his response time is absolutely amazing. Highly recommend!
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Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Maria and Alberto, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I enjoyed our conversations and I'm glad everything sorted out well for you! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Mr. Jeremy Cranford helped me successfully navigate a dispute with a tenant of mine regarding a rent to own lease contract. He was readily available and easily accessible for any questions or concerns I had regardless of time of day. His expertise and devotion towards my case provided me with piece of mind during this stressful situation. I truly felt like he was on my team and I was able to handle the situation with my tenant in a professional and legal manner. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Jeremy Cranford and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for real estate advice.
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Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am so glad that I was able to help. I was very pleased with the resolution in your matter and I hope that you are doing great! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by Tom | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate problem solved
We contacted Jeremy about a real estate problem that needed immediate attention and was made more difficult because we live out of state. Jeremy was able to work with us on an expedited basis and largely electronically. He solved our problem. We cannot say enough good things about Jeremy.
Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Tom, Thank you so much for your review. I was pleased to help you guys and am so glad that we were able to resolve things well. I wish you guys the best. Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by Risa Priestley | May 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jeremy T. Cranford
I have been a client of Ward and Ketcersid for over 8 years. I had a very special case that took an expert lawyer like Jeremy Cranford to bring me the results needed. He was a bull dog and fought for me hitting every opposition head on. I will definitely use his services in the future. Thank you Jeremy.
Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear Risa, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I enjoyed working on your matter a lot and I am so pleased at the resolution we were able to achieve. I hope that it is serving you well and that your business is doing great! Sincerely, Jeremy
Posted by David | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
Jeremy Cranford did an outstanding job representing me and protecting my interest as a buyer in a real estate deal. He is knowledgeable, professional, and experienced.
Response from Jeremy Cranford May 24, 2022
Dear David, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I enjoyed working with you and I am so glad that we were able to resolve your dispute with your seller. Sincerely, Jeremy
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, LL.M. (Real Estate)
  • Cranford Law, PL
  • 2021 - Present
  • Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, LL.M. (Real Estate)
  • Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Schenewerk & Finkenbinder, LLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Cranford Legal, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • LL.M. Law Clerk
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2010 - 2010
  • LL.M. Law Clerk
  • Brigham Moore, LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Member
  • Missouri Law Review
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of Missouri Columbia School of Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • J.D. Law Clerk
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
  • 2008 - 2008
  • J.D. Law Clerk
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • J.D. Law Clerk
  • Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Staff
  • Neale & Newman, LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Staff
  • Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, L.L.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Missouri State University
  • Bachelors of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Okaloosa County Property Appraiser v. Carol A. Hamby, 128 So.3d 802​ (Fla 1st DCA 2013)
  • Success (per curiam denial of Opposing Party's Petition for Writ of Prohibition)

Associations

  • Homestead Issues Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Co-Vice Chair & Committee Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Executive Council, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Title Insurance & Industry Liaison Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Co-Vice Chair & Committee Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Construction Law Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Committee Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Condominium & Planned Development Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Title Issues & Standards Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Publications Liaison & Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Real Property Problems Study Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Publications Liaison & Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Real Property Litigation Committee, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member (Inactive)
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Section of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best On The Emerald Coast - Best Law Firm
  • Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2017
  • Finest On The Emerald Coast - Finest Law Firm
  • Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2016
  • Finest On The Emerald Coast - Finest Law Firm
  • Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2015
  • Finest On The Emerald Coast - Finest Law Firm
  • Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2014
  • Finest On The Emerald Coast - Finest Law Firm
  • Northwest Florida Daily News
  • 2013
  • Best On The Emerald Coast - Best Law Firm
  • Emerald Coast Magazine
  • 2013
  • Law Day Scholarship
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Alexander Martin Award
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
  • 2007
  • CALI Award in Evidence
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
  • 2007
  • Board Certified Specialist (Real Estate)
  • The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization & Education
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • 04/2021 RPPTL Executive Council & Committee Meetings
  • CLE Real Property Rights of Survivorship - Historically & Under Simon v Koplin
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've encountered Mr. Cranford a number of times in commercial litigation concerning Real Estate. At all times, he has been courteous, professional, and focused on resolving the matter in an efficient manner. Further, Mr. Cranford is always on top of his files and pays close attention to the details...he keeps his opponents on their toes. I endorse Mr. Cranford for any Commercial Litigation matters."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I previously worked with Jeremy at Ward & Ketchersid. Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable, extremely diligent and extremely ethical. He is also not just involved but proactively involved in the Real Estate Section of the Florida Bar. For all of these reasons and more I endorse Jeremy."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Jeremy on several cases. He is very knowledgeable in real estate law and highly regarded by his peers. Any client would be well served to have Jeremy as an advocate."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is a very detailed oriented person who is passionate about the law. He is knowledgeable (especially in areas of real estate issues), and he can just as easily negotiate a deal as he can litigate strongly on behalf of his clients. I endorse this attorney."
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Destin Real estate Lawyer Jeremy T Cranford
Jeremy T Cranford
Real estate Attorney
Destin, FL
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available