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I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Court Mediator. I was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lee County in 1979, was on the Board of Directors for the Fort Myers Police Athletic League from 1989 to 2000, was Chairman of the Board of PFRA Charities from 2001 to 2008, a member of the Advisory Board of Hillmyer-Tremont Student Athlete Foundation since 1997, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Drive Fore Hope Foundation from 2006 to 2008. I was a member of the Lee County Citizens Dispute Settlement Program (1980-1981), and is currently Master of the Bench for the Calusa American Inn of Court, having held all offices in the Inn of Court, including President (2001-2002). IU I am currently on the Grievance Committee for the Fort Myers Division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2009 to 2012 term). I have been named one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers” annually since 2006. I was selected for inclusion in the 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2013, published by Woodward/White. I have received this distinction for consecutive years.  I am currently the Managing Partner for our firm.



Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 50%

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Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

1515 Broadway Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-3088

Naples Office

2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive
Naples, FL, 34119

McGregor Office

2300 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Cape Coral Office

1603 Hancock Bridge Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL, 33990



FLMember in Good Standing197506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Lee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inn of Court, Calusa ChapterMasterN/A
Florida Bar Association, Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial CircuitMember1985 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972