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Carter Downs

Real estate Attorney at Jupiter, FL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Andrew Carter Downs

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Carter

Learn Carter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    - Negotiate and draft contracts for the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties. - Handle land-use and entitlement disputes. - Perform all aspects of environmental/title Due Diligence. - Resolve landlord/tenant disputes.

  2. Business
    - Advise clients in the purchase of memberships/equity interests in a variety of businesses types and ventures. - Negotiate and prepare licensing and partnership agreements.

  3. Criminal defense
    - Have handled over 1,000 criminal charges. - Drafted and argued hundreds of pre-trial motions. - Extensive trial experience.

Carter was born and raised in Jupiter, FL. He left Jupiter after being recruited to attend Appalachian State University, where he competed in NCAA Division-1 athletics (wrestling) and was a 3-time member of the Southern Conference All-Academic Team. Carter graduated from App State Magna Cum Laude with a major in Political Science and minors in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Thereafter, Carter attended Florida State University School of Law, where he served as Research Editor for FSU’s Business Review and was an active member of FSU Moot Court and Law Review. He finished law school in the top 10% of his class and, upon graduation, was inducted into the national Order of the Coif for the 2015 chapter.

Carter joined a top 100 U.S. law firm right out of law school, focusing on business transactions, land-use, and government compliance. During this time, he played an integral role in obtaining land-use approvals for large-scale residential developments, assisting with the purchase/financing of residential and commercial real-estate projects, and negotiating/drafting numerous contracts for local businesses and publicly-traded entities.

Immediately prior to joining Russell Kerr’s practice, Carter worked in the Public Defender’s Office where he zealously advocated for impoverished individuals accused of crimes, ultimately litigating over 1,000 criminal charges. He gained extensive experience drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, negotiating pleas, and navigating the complexities of trial. . 


Russell Kerr P.A.
1025 W Indiantown Rd
Suite 101
Jupiter, FL, 33458

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Posted by Sharon | July 12, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Carter Downs was a great atforney for me.
I was not having any sucess getting my former employer to provide me with proof of coverage for a long term disability policy for which I was contributing towards while employed there. Carter Downs contacted them and demanded they produce proof of a policy. With the assistance of Mr. Downs they provided the policy information that I was unable to obtain without his help.
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Posted by Heather | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Finally a resolution... Thanks to Carter!
Carter was very professional. He helped me resolve a money deposit issue with renters who were very difficult. His communication, follow-up and attention to detail was excellent. Appreciated his honesty. Will certainly recommend and if need be - contact Carter for legal help again!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Downs helped me negotiate sponsor agreements, and with his help, I was able to get the other party to include very favorable terms on my end. Mr. Downs also made himself available to discuss matters whenever needed.


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Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Akerman
  • 2015 - 2017


  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Lex Mundi
  • Akerman's Guide to Doing Business in Florida
  • 2016

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Jupiter Real estate Lawyer Carter Downs
Carter Downs
Real estate Attorney
Jupiter, FL
Licensed for 8 years