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Robert Cemovich was born in Western New York and raised in the Midwest. After completing his MBA at University of Chicago in 1988, Robert focused his career in commercial real estate banking, and served as an officer at Chicago’s Cole Taylor Bank and Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal. Three years later, in 1991, Robert enrolled at the University of Wisconsin law school and an international studies program. After receiving his law degree in 1993, Robert worked overseas for nearly thirteen years as an international real estate lawyer/legal advisor for Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. and various other international consulting firms, and served as Program Director for a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, covering the former Soviet Union and East Europe. Robert ultimately relocated with his family to the United States, choosing Venice, Florida as the family home base, where he founded the Cemovich Law Firm, P.A. in 2006.

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Languages spoken: English, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, German

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Real Estate: 70%
    100 cases
  2. Probate: 15%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Foreclosure: 5%
    100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bretton P. Inganamort

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob assisted a family member of mine with a Lady Bird deed and she was very pleased with the legal services he offered her. Bob's personable demeanor makes him a joy to interact with, both as a peer and a client.

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    Bretton Inganamort Family Attorney
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  • Keith Alan Rosten

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Bob on legal development projects. He has extensive experience with real property rights in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova and other ex-Soviet republics. He is diligent, thorough and a creative legal thinker.

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    Keith Rosten Business Attorney
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Contact info

Cemovich Law Firm, P.A.

1000 Tamiami Trail South, Suite D
Venice, FL, 34285-4111

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200506/17/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/11/2016
WIGood Standing199403/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCemovich Law Firm, P.A. (f/k/a Law Offices of Robert L. Cemovich, P.A.)2006 - Present
International Legal Advisor and Consultant(Independent Consultant)2003 - 2006
Program DirectorStewart Information International, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company)2000 - 2003
Chief of Party / Real Estate Legal AdvisorBooz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.1994 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, International Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Survey of East European LawPrivatization of Agricultural Land in Moldova2006
Post-Soviet AffairsPrivatization and Registration of Agricultural Land in Georgia2001
Survey of East European LawRegistration of Agricultural Land in Georgia,” [a legal commentary on Presidential Decree No. 327]2001
Russia/Central Europe Executive GuideAn Assessment of Georgia's Law on Commercial Land Privatization2000
Post-Soviet Geography and EconomicsLand Privatization and Enterprises in Georgia2000
Bureau of National Affairs’ Eastern Europe ReporterPrivatization of Land in Moldova: A Mechanism for Transferring Ownership to Privatized Enterprises1997
Bureau of National Affairs’ Eastern Europe ReporterLegislative Amendments Create the Beginnings of a Commercial Land Market in Moldova1997
Survey of East European LawCurrent Anti-Monopoly Policy in the Regions of Kazakhstan1996
East/West Executive GuideKazakh Anti-Monopoly Policy and its Impact on the Oil Industry1996
Russia and Commonwealth Business Law ReportGovernment of Moldova Decision No. 366: A Step Forward in Privatizing Enterprise Land1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of ChicagoStatistics / FinanceMBA1988
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignBusiness Administration / GermanBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FIABCI World Congress (Stewart Title Guaranty Company sponsored)Private Property Rights and Their Impact on Value2004
International Affairs Organization Forum (Bradley University, Illinois)Foreign Aid: Can it Work?2003
Land Reform in the Former Soviet Union (USAID sponsored)Land Legislation, Privatization and Registration in the former Soviet Union2000