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Patrick H. Neale


Patrick Neale is an attorney who practices law in the areas of business, entrepreneur, contractor, construction, land use and zoning, real estate, foreclosure prevention and defense, bankruptcy and governmental and administrative law. His firm emphasizes a holistic approach to the solution of clients’ problems so that more than just legal options can be considered. He represented the Collier County Contractors’ Licensing Board for over fifteen years and has appeared before the Legislature, Governor and Cabinet, the Collier County Commission, City of Marco Island Council, state and federal courts and various governmental boards and agencies on behalf of clients.




Memberships (Legal)





  • Florida Bar since 1978, Senior Lawyers Committee 2013 - present

  • Collier County Bar

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)

  • American Bankruptcy Institute




Community Commitment and Recognition





  • Business of the Month, July 2014 – Collier County Board of Commissioners and Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce – past board Member and past chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Leadership Collier – Class of 1992, past chair, Steering Committee in 1992-1993 and the Leadership Collier Alumni Committee in 1994, 2014 recipient of the Leadership Collier Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award, past chair and inaugural delegation of the Leadership Institute

  • United Way of Collier County – current board member and past president

  • Youth Haven – past president and former board member

  • Collier Foreclosure Task Force

  • Collier Legal Aid - Attorney of the Month February 2010 and November 2011, Legal Aid Leadership Award 2012

  • Collier County Women’s Bar Association Special Recognition Award for his service on the Foreclosure Task Force in 2009

  • Champions for Learning (Education Foundation) – Man of Distinction 2010

  • Naples Equestrian Challenge – current board member

  • Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce – past president, current board member and chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Lifetime Achievement Award 2007

  • Marco Island YMCA – past president, Community Leader of the Year 2002




Business Acumen




Patrick is the president and owner of Lucera, Inc., a distribution, marketing and consulting firm. Lucera was founded in 1987 and focuses on the plastics, chemical and specialty petroleum products markets. Lucera provides consulting services in international marketing, technology transfer, plant design, organization and training for companies. He was also managing partner of KC America, LLC, an international plastics distribution company. During the period he was operating these companies, he traveled to Russia over forty times and China over fifteen times. He is still doing business with both countries.




A proud Hurricane, Patrick is a graduate of the University of Miami with a BS in Chemistry and a graduate of the University Of Miami School Of Law. He moved to Collier County in 1987 from the Philadelphia area. A native Miamian, he had lived from 1978 until 1987 in the New York metropolitan area, Philadelphia area and Houston, Texas while employed in a variety of senior management positions in the specialty petroleum and related businesses.  


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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 25%
    38 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    28 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    38 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 15%
    17 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel John Saad III

    Pat is my go-to guy for thorny bankruptcy and consumer debt questions. He genuinely cares for his clients and seeks justice on their behalf.

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    Samuel Saad Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alberto Victor Batista

    Mr. Neale, a fellow U.M. graduate, is well versed in foreclosure defense law. He and his staff have been a resource to me when it comes to foreclosure defense and real estate issues.

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    Alberto Batista Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Patrick Neale & Associates

5470 Bryson Court
Suite 103
Naples, FL, 34109

Patrick Neale & Associates

950 North Collier Blvd.
Suite 411
Marco Island, FL, 34145

Patrick Neale & Associates

Po Box 9440
Naples, FL, 34101

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished AlumLeadership Collier Foundation2014
Leadership AwardLegal Aid of Collier County2012
Attorney of the Month - November 2011Legal Aid of Collier County2011
Attorney of the Month - February 2010Legal Aid of Collier County2010
Man of DIstinctionCollier County Education Foundation2009
Attorney of the YearCollier County Women's Bar Association2009
Lifetime Achievement AwardMarco Island Chamber of Commerce2007
Community Support AwardYMCA of Marco Island2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalPatrick Neale & Associates2010 - Present
AttorneyPatrick H Neale, Attorney at Law1987 - 2010
PresidentLucera, Inc.1987 - 2012
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar Association, Senior Lawyers CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
United Way of Collier CountyBoard Member2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
Marco Island Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors1995 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1978