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Gary Michael Schaaf

Litigation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    New Jersey - NJ 37 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Gary

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Practice areas

I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of business litigation. My litigation experience has included contract disputes, business disputes, real property disputes, noncompete disputes, banking disputes, community association disputes, probate and trust disputes, creditor bankruptcy representation, and loan collection and foreclosure matters.

I have also served as a certified circuit court mediator since 1995.

Location

Becker & Poliakoff, PA
1511 N. Westshore Blvd.
Suite 1000
Tampa, FL, 33607

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Reviews

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Posted by Adam | September 1, 2012
Gary provided me assurance and peace of mind
In addition to being a tremendous attorney, Gary is a tremendous person. Gary treated me like a person not a client. The combination of his professionalism, superior experience made a significant difference, not only in the way the legal matter was conducted but the outcome as well. I highly suggest retaining Gary Schaaf.
Posted by Arnie P. | May 5, 2010
Awesome
Gary did an awesome job with my case. Did not have to do anything else once he took over. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone with legal issues.
Posted by Walter | October 6, 2009
Very Methodical.
I cannot say enough good things about Gary Schaaf. Gary is one of the most pragmatic lawyers I've ever worked with. Gary is excellent in understanding the facts surround a particular situation and provides an excellent SWOT analysis for his clients. When working with Gary, you'll be confident of getting his mind share to your legal matter(s) as well as the representation you'll be receiving. In short, I would highly recommend Gary Schaaf for your legal matters.
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Posted by Janice | September 29, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Returned my calls in a timely matter, was knowledgeable, and well prepared. I would recommend Mr. Schaaf to anyone!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-405 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tropical Industria de Alimentos, Ltda. v. Polypack, Inc.
  • Jury verdict for the Plaintiff on all counts.

Associations

  • Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc.
  • General Counsel
  • 2007 - Present
  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member and General Counsel
  • 2006 - Present
  • Community Action Stops Abuse
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Florida Bar
  • Grievance Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Largo Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • E. Austin White Award
  • Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (38)
Endorse Gary
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is incredibly prepared, professional and knowledgeable."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schaaf is a well-respected Litigation / Lawsuits / Disputes / Real Estate attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Schaaf is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Schaff to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the other side of cases with Gary, and I can truly say it was a pleasure. Gary is professional and courteous, while at the same being time zealous advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work, without hesitation. Mr. Schaff is one of the finest attorneys that I have ever known. He is extremely gifted, well-versed in the law, and practices his craft with professionalism and integrity."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I also had the opportunity to serve with him on a Bar Grievance Committee."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have served as a mediator in cases in which Gary has served as counsel and I always find him to be well prepared, professional and courteous."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"As an attorney, Gary is devoted to obtaining the best possible result for his clients and he will be the most prepared attorney in the Courtroom. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is hard working and takes good care of his clients"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I served as mediator in several cases in which Gary was counsel for one of the parties. Gary was always prepared, thorough, pleasant, and professional."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Gary is courteous, knowledgable and professional."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recommend Gary for all commercial litigation matters. I have had the opportunity to work with Gary as opposing counsel and found that he is very competent, ethical, and professional."
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