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Eric Newell Appleton

Foreclosure Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
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About Eric

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Eric Appleton has over fifteen years of experience representing real estate owners, commercial associations and residential community associations throughout Florida.  Mr. Appleton's practice focuses on assisting association officers, directors and property managers with corporate operations, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and transactions.  Mr. Appleton has represented real property owners, commercial associations and residential community associations in complex disputes with residents, tenants, lenders, insurance carriers, neighboring property owners, vendors and developers at mediation, arbitration and trial.  Mr. Appleton also has considerable experience litigating collection and foreclosure actions, as well as property damage claims in Florida.  Mr. Appleton is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court and Appellate Court Mediator.  

Location

Appleton, Reiss & Skorewicz, PLLC
501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 802
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Reviews

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Posted by Mark | April 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
I have served as a board member with over 20 years of combined experience in (2) communities where Mr. Appleton has graciously accepted to represent both. When Law Enforcement, Code-enforcement and other avenues fail, Mr. Appleton is able to introduce a prescription for effective civil recourse. This attorney's talent is clearly inclusive of his experience, wisdom and knowledge of the law. The success of every great homeowner's association firmly rests upon its legal representation in which Mr. Appleton is able to deliver, bar none!
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Posted by Marie | April 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyers!
I consulted with Eric, and he gave me great advice that saved me a lot of money and time.
Posted by Jack Crawford | June 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear advice
I consulted with Mr. Appleton about a commercial land development issue. He gave me honest advice that helped me avoid losing time and costly legal fees.
Posted by Cheryl | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm.
Eric Appleton is knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated to providing personal attention to his clients. Beyond giving me his opinion, he educated me on the issues, explained my options and supported me through the process. He has my confidence, admiration and gratitude. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Randy S. | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Legal representation at it’s best
While as of writing this review, I have only had the pleasure of working with Eric Appleton and his law firm (Appleton Reiss) for about 6 months – I can’t say enough for the relationship we have developed. I am President of an 800 plus Homeowners’ Association and we are currently in the middle of transition / turnover, creating new rules & regulations, and even undergoing legal dispute of “Election Fraud” as believed by a small handful of homeowners. With Appleton Reiss - you have professionals that understand the Florida State Statutes 718 & 720 better than any other firm around allowing you to rest assured that accuracy is what you will receive when in discussions with them. No detail is left up to guesswork or a quick glance over. Their discussions with their clients are logical and direct as well as easy to follow. This is a welcomed change from many attorneys. Eric and his team are both knowledgeable and professional and I highly recommend Eric and his entire team to any homeowners’ / condo owners’ association in need of legal representation. Randy S.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2020
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Condominium Association Counsel
Our Condominium Association has worked successfully with Eric for over 10 years now and have always experienced extremely knowledgeable and capable legal work product, quick response times and the correct and accurate answers we have needed ongoing. Appleton Reiss, always provides the time and attention to their consultation and cases and this is a big reason why we have the level of confidence and professional esteem for their entire legal team as this level of service is not easy to come by or find these days. We have been exceedingly pleased that Eric and his partners really go above and beyond to take the time to provide such thorough explanations, practical scenarios and probabilities for potential outcomes necessary to assist and advise our Board in making good legal decision making. Furthermore Eric, Keith, Michelle and their firm’s staff goes the extra mile to ensure that we are very prepared when facing uncomfortable situations such as in matters of codes enforcement, contractual disputes and condominium law in general all with a personal touch to see to it that we receive the best possible outcomes and follow up that is required for any legal situation at hand. This firm is both pleasant and professional to work with and more importantly we feel our associations money has always been well spent on their services. Additionally and importantly its worth mention that Eric and his staff regular conduct onsite workshops to provide our association with up to date information on the latest court cases and rulings as well as keep our board and staff current on the status of any collection matters being worked on. Appleton Reiss is the best full services law firm your association will find in the entire State of Florida in our opinion!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2010
Professional
Mr. Appleton has handled numerous matters for our large association for a number of years now. On all occasions, he has handled himself with the utmost integrity and professionalism. He is an excellent attorney and a credit to his profession.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Eric is self serving
Eric is my HOA lawyer. His fiduciary duty’s are to protect the members. In my opinion. He protects his own interests and runs up HOA legal cost . His resolutions and amendments are so ambiguous that you are guaranteed to need more legal fees! He passes every amendment as a resolution so it is so ambiguous that the HOA community needs legal guidance to ensure that he has $$ to pay his light bill.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Shareholder
  • Appleton, Reiss & Skorewicz, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Bush Ross, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Meirose & Friscia, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2002

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Greenacre Properties, Inc. v. Rao
  • Petitioner prevailed on appeal.

Associations

  • Florida Bar Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Co-Chairman
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Leadership Institute
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Co-Chairman
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Co-Chairman
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Supert Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Florida Super Lawer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite (Under 40 Up and Coming List)
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite (Under 40 Up and Coming List)
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Hillsborough Lawyer
  • Attending to Details in Real Property Litigation
  • 2008
  • Hillsborough Lawyer
  • New Condominium Law Goes Too Far
  • 2008
  • Hillsborough Lawyer
  • Community Association Turnovers
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter
  • Community Association Legal Issues Panel
  • 2011
  • April 2011
  • Condominium Association Collections
  • 2011
  • Issues Facing Today's Community Association Practitioner
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Management and Service Contracts
  • 2009
  • Legal Aspects of Condominium and Homeowners Associations
  • Real Estate
  • 2008
  • Common Issues for Real Estate Lawyers
  • Real Estate
  • 2008
  • HCBA Real Property Seminar, Moderator
  • Issues for the Real Estate Practicioner
  • 2007
  • 1031 Exchange Issues, Moderator
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • 2007
  • Condominium Law Deconstructed
  • Condominium Law Issues
  • 2006
  • Community Association Issues
  • Turnover of Community Associations
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Endorse Eric
Real estate Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Appleton is an outstanding Real Estate attorney."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a great attorney who understands the needs of his clients. He gets results."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric Appleton is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Florida on Community Associations law. Our firm relies on him heavily with regard to matters related to Condominium Associations and Homeowners’ Associations. Eric works extremely hard to meet his clients’ needs and consistently provides top notch legal advice and legal services. I have worked with Eric for many years and have found him to be diligent, creative, and persistent on behalf of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Appleton is an excellent and well-respected attorney who has been known as an expert in his area for many years. In any situation involving homeowner or condo association matters, foreclosures, real estate liens, and general real estate disputes or title issues, my first call for assistance is always to Eric. Eric’s analysis is always thoughtful, practical, and accurate. I gladly refer clients to him."

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Tampa Foreclosure Lawyer Eric Newell Appleton
Eric Newell Appleton
Foreclosure Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 25 years