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Ronald J. Marlowe

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   23 reviews

also known as Marlowe Law

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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Mergers and acquisitions
    50%
    Mergers, acquisitions, and divestures, including purchasing, selling of assets, stock, and membership interests (including commercial property) ranging from $100,000 to $35,000,000.

  2. Business
    30%
    Formation and liquidation of legal entities as well as contracting drafting and negotiation. A full list of the types of contracts we can provide is available on our website.

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Automobile personal injury claims

I am the founding shareholder of Marlowe Law, an A+ rated business with the Better Business Bureau. I am a business lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience, concentrating in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. I have extensive experience in complex business litigation, business disputes, general business law, and personal injury litigation. I have been a shareholder, equity partner, or senior trial counsel at such prestigious Florida and national firms as Fowler White Burnett (7 years), Arnstein & Lehr (now Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr) (9+ years), and others. I have been rated “preeminent” (the highest possible rating) by judges and peers on Martindale-Hubbell since 1995 and have a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo.


In addition to my experience in contract drafting and review as part of my mergers and acquisitions practice, I have extensive complex commercial litigation experience handling negligence, contract, business & commercial, warranty, indemnity, employment, fraud, defamation & privacy, intentional tort, physical tort, real property, construction, lien, and debt collection cases. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator.


I am a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where I was an editor on the University of Florida Law Review.


My complete CV, including my qualifications and experience, is available upon request.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2018

Photos and videos

Samantha Capalbo, BPS, B.Ph.

Location

Ronald J. Marlowe, P.A.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Arnold | July 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My car warranty
I need it some advise about a car warranty they help me to figure out how to proceed. They were very professional . I have work with lawyer before , and I can say they are the best So. yes I highly recommend them Big A1
Posted by Karl | July 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful service
Great response time from the entire team . The follow thru from Mr Marlow and his team was a A plus . They explain everything in full detail.
Posted by Sarah Wickstrom | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Craziest case ever
In August 2020, I hired Mr. Marlowe to help me fight a fraudulent lien placed on my home which was filed few days prior to signing papers to sell it. Per his advice, I placed a bond on the lien right away for $5,668.69 & was able to sell my home. We were planning on taking the person who placed the lien to court but he killed himself before we could. We acted fast & filed a lien contestment, which wasn't responded to for obvious reasons. I requested my bond back, filed all the correct paperwork and didn't received my check. This was going on over the course of 7 months time, back and forth with the clerks office and their mistakes! Over the next several months Mr. Marlowe & his team work continuously to get my money back, even going to court on my behalf, all this time NOT charging me a cent. SInce the original case against the person wasn't ever brought to court Mr. Marlowe and his team still continued to fight for me because he said it was the right thing to do. After 10 months of hearings, filings, phone calls and emails him and his team sent, received, appeared in, I received my check! To this day he hasn't asked me for a penny. I would never have gotten through all this without Ronald Marlowe & his team. I would recommend them to anyone!
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Posted by Jerry | July 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and Professional
Ron and Samantha were prompt, courteous, and professional. Communications were clear and detailed. They provided what I was seeking.
Posted by Michael | June 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Questions regarding Condo ESA requirements
I contacted The Law Office of Ronald Marlowe regarding the ESA requirements of my Florida Condo Association and in particular about an ESA issue we are having with the Condo Association. Mr. Marlowe called me at the appointed time, explained the Florida statute to me, and we had a very good conversation. All of my questions were answered thoroughly and I came away with a very good understanding of the situation and the law involved. I would definitely recommend this practice if you need the services of a lawyer.
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Response from Ronald Marlowe June 11, 2021
I am glad we could answer your questions to your satisfaction!
Posted by Kathleen | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord dispute
Mr. Marlowe was very prompt and efficient in handling my case. He explained everything thoroughly and advised me correctly although I didn't get the out cone I wanted I would definitely use him again
Posted by JC | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Honest answer from a Honest Attorney...
Ron reviewed the specifics of my case based on the documents I submitted to him and also the verbal conversation we had. He instructed me of my options and the best course of action to take. His advice was very thorough, he also laid out the pros and cons of moving forward with the case. Talking to Ron was like talking to a friend he was genuinely honest with his response and I really like that. While it wasn't beneficial to move forward with my case, I would use Marlowe Law again in the future and would recommend Ron and his team to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Response from Ronald Marlowe June 1, 2021
I sincerely appreciate the very kind words.
Posted by Israel | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great document review consultation services
I reached out to Ron for a consultation to review a contract I had signed with a roofing company to repair my house under my insurance policy. Unfortunately, my insurance policy had some clauses where they could choose the roofing company at their own discretion. When I communicated this to the roofing company the manager indicated that I could not get out of the contract despite the fact the Insurance Company had that clause. Then after trying to reach several Law Firms, Ron was the only one who reached out to me right away. I had an initial consultation with him and I felt really comfortable with his listening skills to better understand my situation and his knowledge on the topic. He reviewed all the documents I had signed and quickly crafted a letter for the roofing company. After 1 week, we received a formal acknowledgement from the roofing company indicating the contract was cancelled. Since the very beginning Ron was reachable at all times, via email or phone, which I truly appreciated given the urgency of my situation. He is very good at working electronically, so no need for unnecessary in person meetings or sending back and forth physical documents. Overall the entire process was painless and extremely efficient.
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Response from Ronald Marlowe May 13, 2021
Thank you for the kind review. I'm happy we lived up to your expectations and could help you out so quickly!
Posted by Chris | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Ron Marlowe
I retained Ron Marlowe to facilitate a buyers Asset Purchase Agreement. I have been through this process several times before with other attorneys in other states. Ron was absolutely 5-star in every capacity. My time line was very tight and his knowledge, responsiveness, turnaround and efficiency were unmatched in my experience. I will certainly use Ron again for my legal needs.
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Posted by Jimmy | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Matter
Ron was extremely helpful in addressing our matter quickly. He clearly informed us on the laws and our options to resolve this matter quickly. I would recommend Ron and use his expertise in the future.
Response from Ronald Marlowe April 11, 2019
Thanks for the very kind words, and I'm glad we could help you out!
Posted by Jose | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner of a Company
He accomplished what I needed done. I will be using this firm for any issues that may come up in the future.
Posted by John | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal help for my small business
Mr. Marlowe helped us on a sticky business situation with good advice and a path to resolution. Very satisfied with him and his team.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I feel fortunate to have Mr Marlowe represent me. He grasps issues quickly and responded, at all times, with good advice and taking the appropriate action. Throughout I always felt he was my advocate and very pleased with results so far.
Posted by Terri | November 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Opposing Counsel Review
Ron Marlowe and I had the pleasure of representing parties in a commercial transaction/purchase. It was a pleasure working with him, as he was extremely collegial and helpful in resolving potential obstacles. I would recommend Ron to others.
Response from Ronald Marlowe November 28, 2018
Thank you, Terri, for the kind words. Marlowe Law
Posted by Gracie | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron Marlowe
Ron Marlowe is a very kind and patient attorney Highly recommend! We have not completed the case, but so far so good.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I currently have an issue with a creditor which is affecting my wages. Ronald was very helpful in leading me thru the process of filing an exemption. He is very knowledgeable and a caring person. Ronald directed me to the correct path. Next time, I need an attorney I would definitely contact Ronald.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyer Drops the Claim When Opposed by Attorney Marlowe
I had real estate tenants that conspired to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the LLC that owned the rental house. I manage that LLC and rental house and have the major financial interest in that LLC and rental property. After the bad tenants moved out, I thought I had heard the last of them. But two weeks later, I received a demand letter at my front door from their personal injury lawyer. That was a very, very bad day for me. After a few weeks of adjusting to the fact that the LLC might be forced into an expensive lawsuit and shopping and asking around for a lawyer, I spoke one day with Ron Marlowe at a social event. Learning that Mr. Ron was a lawyer, we agreed that I would come into his office for a one hour visit to go over the facts of the case. At the end of that hour, I hired Mr. Marlowe. He did a great job of insulating me from the plaintiff's attorney and keeping me posted of all communication. I then, on my own, recalled, documented and became totally organized with all the historical facts of the case. Facts that would prove in court, if necessary, through preponderance of the evidence that the claims of the tenant were preplanned and fraudulent. The plaintiff's attorney, learned from Attorney Marlowe that there was no insurance company for the property(it was self insured). The plaintiff's attorney knowing that with no insurance company as an easier mark, and my side, totally knowledgeable of all the facts and details and unlikely to pay them to go away, thought better of proceeding with the claim in a court of law and just dropped the matter (we never heard from them again). Thank you for your representation Attorney Ron!
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Posted by Marcy | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience.
Mr. marlowe was recommended to me by another attorney I know well who did not have expertise in the area I needed. To me there is no higher praise thatn the recognition and respect of a peer. Mr. Marlowe was everything I was told he would be - professional, competent, and caring. Mr. Marlowe handled my complicated case with ease, providing respectful guidance and prompt responses. I would absolutely use Mr. Marlowe again for any of my legal needs.
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Response from Ronald Marlowe November 28, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words, Marcy. We strive to provide the highest level of client satisfaction and are pleased you were happy with our services. Marlowe Law
Posted by Gina Smith | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ron Marlowe was extremely professional and detailed when helping me with a law suite recently. I was very please with the detail he and his staff provided. I knew that whatever the outcome may be I was in the best possible hands for my specific case.
Response from Ronald Marlowe November 28, 2018
Thank you, Gina, for trusting us to represent you in your litigation matter.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2009
Outstanding Lawyer
Ron is an outstanding lawyer. He has represented my company for over 20 years and his results are consistently outstanding. He has always been thorough and well prepared in all matters which include both commercial litigation and business transactions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Ronald J. Marlowe, P.A.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Litigation Counsel
  • Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Arnstein & Lehr, LLP (now Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr)
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Stephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, PA
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Remo Assanti v. Best Corporate Events, LLC
  • Summary Judgment for client holding non-solicitation and non-competition agreement unenforceable
  • Access for the Disabled, Inc. v. Summit Insured Equity, LP
  • Reduced fee award by 2/3rds of amount sought. No damages awarded.
  • Harllee v. Professional Service Industries, Inc.
  • Successfully defended clients through appeal

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer
  • EliteLawyer.com
  • 2023
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Elite Lawyer
  • EliteLawyer.com
  • 2022
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2022
  • Best Business Lawyers in Tampa
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Top 3 Business Lawyers in Tampa
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2022
  • Client Silver Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer
  • EliteLawyer.com
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Client Silver Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Tampa's Attorneys of the Year
  • Tampa Style Magazine
  • 2020
  • Elite Lawyer
  • EliteLawyer.com
  • 2020
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers 2010
  • Tampa Bay Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Pocketbook Compilation of Florida Construction Lien Law
  • Pocketbook Compilation of Florida Construction Lien Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • PLA 1201 - Guest Lecturer
  • Civil Procedure
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Ronald
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ron and I just completed a complex and tricky asset acquisition. He was thorough and responsive, and I look forward to working with him again. I would highly recommend Ron in any merger and acquisition matter."
Business Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working on a business dispute related matter with Ronald Marlowe. Our respective clients were embroiled in an escrow dispute arising out and from a failed purchase of a million dollar small business. Throughout the process, Mr. Marlowe remained a true professional although he always demonstrated staunch and capable advocacy skills bolstering his client's position. Ultimately, we were able to avoid litigation and resolve this matter to the satisfaction of both of our respective clients. I highly endorse Mr. Marlowe."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had an excellent experience working with Attorney Marlowe. He was professional, efficient, and very knowledgeable."
Business Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ron for years, having previously practiced with him at a prior firm, and I know him to be an extremely thoughtful and insightful attorney, highly competent, and an excellent practitioner. I fully endorse him !"
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and opposite Ron in several matters. He is thorough and honest, a very capable litigator who focuses on efficient and effective ways to get his client's cases favorably resolved."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial and insurance defense."
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