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Sheryl Ann Edwards

Real estate Attorney at Sarasota, FL

4.8   32 reviews

also known as Sherry Edwards

  • State Years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Florida - FL 28 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sheryl

Learn Sheryl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    40%
    Board Certified Real Estate Attorney specializing in real estate transactions, short sale transactions, real estate litigation, foreclosure defense and mobile home park litigation

    29 years

  2. Landlord or tenant
    20%

    29 years

  3. Probate
    20%

    29 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%

    29 years

  5. Foreclosure
    10%

    29 years

I am a board certified real estate attorney who believes there is no substitute for knowledge and experience when addressing the complex legal concerns surrounding real estate.  Our experience and expertise in Florida real estate law is what makes The Edwards Law Firm second to none.

 

Our aim is simple when serving our clients: we strive to achieve each client's objectives. It is this passion for client service that has led us to be named as one of the Florida’s top real estate lawyers by both our clients and our colleagues.

 

We help homeowners in foreclosure resolve their real estate problems.  We fight for property owners' rights.  We provide advice and counsel to real estate brokers and their agents in negotiating and closing transactions.

 

Most of all, we serve home buyers and sellers all across Florida. Our experience will ensure a successful transaction, whether it’s for the purchase of a first home or for a million dollar beach front estate.

 

If you’re in need of a real estate lawyer, look no further than the knowledge, service, and results offered by The Edwards Law Firm, PL.

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Location

The Edwards Law Firm, PL
500 South Washington Boulevard
Suite 400
Sarasota, FL, 342366934

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Posted by Karen | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded all our expectations!
My mother needed her trust updated and some of her property deeded to family members. My mother is 86 yrs of age with macular degeneration, hearing loss and mobility issues. Attorney Edwards handled all our needs with professionalism and respect. She took her time making sure my mother understood what she was asking and doing for her. My mother was finally able to sleep well knowing everything was taken care of just as she wished. I will definitely use Attorney Edwards again for any future needs.
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Posted by Amy | February 27, 2018
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Highly Recommend
After unsuccessfully obtaining a mortgage modification, we decided to seek legal help. A friend, who is also a Real Estate Attorney, highly recommended Ms. Edwards. We hired Ms. Edwards to represent us in defending our foreclosure case. Sherry was able to get our case dismissed as well as win back all of our legal fees. She was then able to assist us with the successful short sale of the home. We are so happy with our decision to hire Ms. Edwards and would absolutely hire her again for other real estate services.
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Posted by Bill | November 22, 2017
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PMI company and Short Sale
Mrs Edwards represented me against a PMI mortgage insurance company. Mrs. Edwards agreed to take my case and we won. Her representation was professional and outstanding. The Edwards Law firm also handled my short sale of my condo and it was resolved with the best possible result for me. They handled everything in both cases with extreme knowledge and professionalism. I highly recommend Mrs. Edwards and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
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Exceptional
Attorney Edwards and her assistant were a ray of sunshine. Very professional, and knowledgeable with all my Real Estate needs. I highly recommend their services.
Posted by Alex | April 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended real estate Law Firm
This law firm was recommended to us by Shutts & Bowen as a very experienced and successful short sale/foreclosure help. And they did it for us! We were unsuccessfully trying to get rid of our deep-underwater high-end house for over 5 years. Mike was a very skillful negotiator with an extremely uncooperative lender. He guided us for a few months. Guess what? The house is sold and the enormously huge deficiency is forgiven! We will use this firm for all our future real estate endeavors. Thank you so much! We are highly recommending Edwards Law Firm to everyone who experience real estate problem of any kind.
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Posted by John | February 22, 2017
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Very Very Happy with Real Estate Attorney Sheryl
Over the course of 2 months, I had put a $50,000 deposit down on a custom home, wasted sssooo much time with Real Estate Agents (they are a dime a dozen), could not get my builder to communicate with me, and did not understand Everything in my Real Estate Home Purchase Contract! So, I hired Sheryl Edwards and within just One (1) week she took control of the Whole Situation. She brought Us (Builder and I) together, had builder re-write the standard contract to fit my needs and to provide me with "Peace of Mind", negotiated a lower sales price for me, and thoroughly explained the contract in detail to Me! I could Not Be Happier! Thank You Sheryl P.S. Yes, there are Honest Attorneys Out There!!!
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Posted by Joe | February 18, 2017
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Eviction Resolved
Sheryl was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what needed done. The whole process couldn't have gone better than it did. Her expertise and knowledge of the eviction process proved invaluable.
Posted by Reinhold | July 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure turned in to succesful Short Sale
Couldn't ask for a better help with my short sales. Sheryl and her husband, Mike, help me through the entire process efficiently and effectively. Very honest and straight forward. Best Team on the Planet, saved our Future.
Posted by Gerald | May 13, 2016
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Foreclosure negotiations
Sherry Edwards was instrumental in causing our unfortunate financial problems regarding our primary residence to be mitigated in a successful manner with our bank. This was no small undertaking and she brought all the parties to the table and found a very satisfactory resolution.
Posted by Rich | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Provided reassurance during a difficult process
Sherry and Mike Edwards are an excellent team. During an 18 month process which included four offers falling through and a lender filing for foreclosure, they provided me with a sense of confidence that the process would be successful, and that they were committed to a positive outcome. In the end they completed the short sale and avoided a foreclosure. I would highly recommend the Edwards Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Congratulations! You are officially closed.
We were thrilled with receiving the statement above! Sherry and Mike Edwards worked through all the challenges with our short sale and foreclosure proceedings as promised.
Posted by Carolyn | July 3, 2015
Badgers headed South
Sherry helped us write an offer to purchase a condo and then served as our closing agent. (This was a private sale, with no realtor involved.) We accomplished this transaction, remotely, without leaving Wisconsin. Although we never met Sherry, in person, this was not a negative. She made the process understandable, straightforward, easy, via email and brief phone conversations. Questions were answered quickly and professionally. The seller even commented, after the closing, that Sherry and her staff were courteous and respectful to him, throughout the process. Overall, we are extremely satisfied; very positive experience!
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Posted by Doug | May 7, 2015
Fast Track to Successful Eviction
My wife and I engaged the Edwards law firm to handle a tenant eviction from a property that I purchased on an online auction from the bank. We were trying to deal with a tenant by ourselves, that was refusing to leave. It took 10 days total, from the time I first contacted Sheryl, until the Sheriff evicted the tenant.
Posted by Tom | September 19, 2014
GLAD WE FOUND SHERYL EDWARDS!!
We let Sheryl Edwards take charge of our foreclosure case and we are very glad we did. She was very detail-oriented and really took time to learn about our personal situation and finances to tailor her approach to best suit our needs. Sheryl found several items in the papers we were served with that needed to be corrected and also required the lender to prove they had the right to foreclose. They went back and forth quite a bit. In the meantime we were able to obtain a deed-in-lieu with a deficiency waiver and finally put everything behind us. We found Sheryl to be extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with and we highly recommend you hire her to represent you. She made this whole process a lot less stressful!
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2014
Foreclosure gone Short Sale
We engaged Ms. Edwards' services when our home fell into foreclosure. Her all-encompassing knowledge of the foreclosure scenario we were facing was conveyed with keen acumen along with a compassion acknowledging the fact that we were indeed losing our home. We were steadily apprised of each step of the foreclosure while we were simultaneously educated by Mr. Edwards as to short selling our home. The short selling of our home and avoidance of a full-blown foreclosure culminated in a matter of months!
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Posted by Jeffrey Dieter | March 6, 2014
The best real estate attorney, hands down, no question, not even close, head and sholders above the competition
My wife and I were faced with a very serious legal situation regarding a property we owned. I spoke to several attorneys, CPA's and real estate professionals. I met with Sherry and immediatly felt at ease that a successful and quick resolution was not only available, but also a reality. We were kept informed, made aware of our options and treated extreemly professionally. We know she is busy, but could always make contact if we had any questions or concerns. She resolved the matter in a couple months, something we anticipated taking over a year. Exceeded our expectations is an understatement.
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Posted by Roy | August 21, 2013
Short Sale Positive Experience ! !
Sheryl and her team (Mike Edwards) et el made the pain of a short sale manageable. Professional, responsive , and understanding. One of the few vendors who delivered more than what they promised. Could not have been more satisfied - if you think a short sale makes sense for you - use the Edwards firm.
Posted by Lynn | August 21, 2013
Two for two
I used the Edwards Law Firm to help me with two terribly underwater condominiums in the Sarasota Florida area that I could no longer keep. Her firm was extremely effective in successfully negotiating short sales for both units at very favorable terms for me. I am totally and extremely satisfied with their work and recommend them without reservation.
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Posted by Rob | August 21, 2013
What a great experience...
I am so glad Sheryl returned my call. I had spoken to a few other attorneys that had each given me different advice how to handle my situation (none of them made me feel very comfortable). Sheryl was the only one that invited me in to speak face to face. I felt the advice she gave me was in my best interest. Sheryl and her husband made everything so easy and I would absolutely recommend her firm if you are dealing with a possible foreclosure.
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Posted by Tammy | August 18, 2013
Foreclosure/short sale
We were with another law firm for 15 months and when the loan was sold to another investor we were told we would have to start over,We could not face another 15 months of pure hell, We contacted the Edwards law firm and with in 5 month of hiring the Edwards law firm problem solved,Thank you
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • The Edwards Law Firm, PL
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fort v. Mante
  • Client was able to retain ownership of property and paid plaintiff to obtain deed to become sole owner of property.
  • Dudziak v. Farrington
  • Client prevailed on claim to ownership of waterfront section previously claimed as a part of neighbor's property.
  • In re Estate of Julia E. Rosell
  • Successfully took possession of and sold both parcels in 5 months
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Associations

  • Habitat for Humanity - Sarasota
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • The New York Bar
  • 1999 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1995 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • John M. Scheb Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 1994 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Sarasota Association of Realtors/Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Joint Contract Committee
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Women in Business Leadership Circle
  • SRQ Magazine
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top Law Firm Agent
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • 2006
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2006
  • Top 40 Business Executives Under 40
  • Gulf Coast Business Review
  • 2005
  • Top Law Firm Agent
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • 2005
  • Top Law Firm Agent
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • 2004
  • Top Law Firm Agent
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • 2003
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Publications

  • The Florida Bar, Sixth Edition
  • Florida Real Property Complex Transactions
  • 2012
  • Florida Real Property Complex, The Florida Bar, 5th Edition
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • 2009
  • The Docket - Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Litigating Non-Depositor Claims with the FDIC
  • 2009
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section News Publication
  • "Act of God or Force Majeure - Interpretation of ILSA Cases"
  • 2008
  • The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Recent Developments in ILSA Caselaw
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Property Section, Sarasota County Bar Assoc.
  • Foreclosure from the Defense Perspective
  • 2012
  • Strategic Approach to Mediation
  • Foreclosure Mediation
  • 2011
  • Sarasota Association of Realtors
  • Short Sales from a Buyer's Perspective
  • 2011
  • Sarasota Association of Realtors
  • Amendments to the FAR-9 Contract
  • 2010
  • Sarasota Association of Realtors
  • New HUD-1 and Truth in Lending Requirements
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Sheryl
Real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sherry is a highly capable, respected attorney, particularly for real-estate litigation and other real-estate-related matters. My firm refers her cases because of her vast knowledge and skill in the area. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sherry is an attentive lawyer who is detail oriented. She is personable and reasonable. She is a credit to the legal community and a valuable asset to any real estate transaction."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sherry Edwards. Sherry is not only hard working but extremely knowledgeable in both substantive and procedural law."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sherry is as trusted and respected a lawyer as there is in this community. She is a tireless worker and total professional. She is highly ethical, incredibly intelligent and very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate law. I have referred several matters to her and she has always done incredible work."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sheryl for many years and believe her to be a highly capable, respected attorney, particularly for real estate litigation and other real estate-related matters."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is my honor to recommend Sheryl Edwards to prospective clients. Sheryl is an outstanding real estate lawyer. She is bright, resourceful, competitive, upbeat and a natural leader. I have known Sheryl through our work on the 12th Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, which we both chaired, and through her service as a member and Master of our local Inn of Court, and through her present service as a leader of our local Bar Association. Sheryl is highly regarded by her peers. She is, at all times, a hard worker with a great attitude and one of the very best lawyers I know in the Sarasota community. Prospective clients would be well served by choosing this excellent lawyer for their legal services."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"One of the top real estate attorneys in the Sarasota and Manatee County area. I highly endorse Sheri for her professionalism and expertise."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a client to Sherry for assistance with a short sale. The client called me last week and told me her short sale had closed and she was extremely happy with Sherry's representation during the process. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sherry for several years. She is extremely bright, hard-working, and aggressive. She works hard to get the best results for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sherry since 1999. She is extremely intelligent, hard working and respected by her peers. Sherry always goes the extra mile for her clients and will research an issue until she becomes an expert. You definately want her on your side."
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