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Marshall C. Deason, Jr., has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses throughout Florida. He is recognized for finding unique solutions for complex real estate and commercial problems.


Marshall C. Deason, Jr., has more than 25 years of experience in handling real estate, development, and construction transactions and in organizing and representing Tampa businesses at corporations, LLCs, and LLPs.  He is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 rating from Avvo.  Prior to founding Tampa Bay Business Law, LLP in 2010, Mr. Deason has been a member of both Florida and multi-state law firms, has served as vice president and general counsel of a publicly held real estate development company, and worked as an attorney/advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.  He is the co-author of several books and practice manuals published by The Florida Bar and is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for lawyers on the topics of real estate, business organization, and legal ethics.  Mr. Deason received his law degree, with honors, from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and served there as executive editor of the law review.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 55%
    43 years
  2. Business: 30%
    43 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    43 years
  4. Contracts: 5%
    43 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samantha Lynn Dammer

    Marshall Deason has been a great resource to me in the area of real estate law. Mr. Deason is an experienced board certified real estate attorney with an approachable personality which makes clients very comfortable with him. I endorse him without reservation.


    Samantha Dammer Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shawn Michael Yesner

    I've known Mr. Deason for some time. He has likely forgotten more about real estate law than I will ever know. I highly respect him and know that Marshall has a fantastic reputation in and beyond the legal community.


    Shawn Yesner Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Older, Lundy & Alvarez

3014 Palmira Avenue
Suite 202
Tampa, FL, 33629


FLMember in Good Standing197306/19/2016
DCInactive 197507/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Will Ross MedalAmerican Lung Association2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Board Certification in Real Estate LawThe Florida Bar2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent Real Esate LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent Real Esate LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Preeminent Real Esate LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2005
Preeminent Real Esate LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Board Certification in Real Estate LawThe Florida Bar2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Board Certification in Real Estate LawThe Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association1997
Board Certification in Real Estate LawThe Florida Bar1992
Board Certification in Real Estate LawThe Florida Bar1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselOlder, Lundy & Alvarez2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorThe Thomas M. Cooley Law School2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorStetson Unversity College of Law2011 - Present
Board Certified Real Estate LawyerTampa Bay Business Law, LLP2010 - 2015
AttorneyGibbons Neuman Bello Segall Allen Halloran & Wright, P.A.2007 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Marshall Deason1992 - 2007
Vice President/General CounselCheezem Development Corporation1979 - 1981
Attorney/AdvisorU.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development1972 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bay Area Real Estate CouncilDirector2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Construction Law Committeemember2008 - Present
South Shore Business Associationmember2004 - Present
Bay Area Real Estate CouncilMember2000 - Present
American Lung Association SoutheastDirector1975 - Present
Florida Barmember1973 - Present
Bay Area Real Estate CouncilPresident2010 - 2014
Bay Area Real Esate CouncilVice President2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Small Business Practice, 8th Ed.Chapter 10, Sale & Purchase of Business2013
Creditors' and Debtors' Practice in Florida, 4th Edition (The Florida Bar)Chapter 5, Perfection of Judgment Liens2012
Florida Small Business Practice (7th Edition)Chapter 10, Sale and Purchase of Business2011
GTAR News LetterLady Bird Deeds2011
GTAR NewsletterReal Estate Scams2011
Florida Small Business Transactons, 6th Ed.Sale and Purchase of Business2009
Florida Real Property Sales TransactionsTitle Considerations2008
Florida Debtor and Creditors RightsEnforcing Judgment Liens2007
Florida Small Business Practice, Fifth Ed.Buying and Selling a Business2005
Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionIs Marriage a Cure for Seller's Remorse?2002
The Florida Bar JournalMandatory Federal Flood Insurance in FloridaN/A
The Florida Bar JournalAn Outline of Real Estate Broker LiabilityN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Denison UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Real Estate LawTitle Law2013
Seminar on Clearing Real Estate TitlesCuring Real Estate Title Defects2011
Realtor/Lawyer SeminarLLCs & Land Trusts2010
Legal Professionalism and Substance AbuseEthics and Professionalism2010
Real Estate Closings SeminarEthics for Real Estate Lawyers2009
Annual Statewide ConferenceFlorida Law for County Property Appraisers2009
Selecting the Proper Business EntityKey Issues in Entity Selection2008
How to Obtain Good Title In Real Estate SeminarEthical considerations2008
Dealing with Mortgage Lenders in the Credit CrisisImpact of the credit crisis on mortgage lenders2008
Clearing Real Estate Titles SeminarJudgment Liens, Statutory Liens and Government Liesn2008
Tax Seminar1031 Tax Free ExchangesN/A
Practical Legal Ethics in FloridaSolutions to the Most Common Ethical ChallengesN/A
Commercial Real Estate Leasing in FloridaLeasing issues from the Lender's PerspectiveN/A