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Karl Mathias Schmitz III

Real estate Attorney at Safety Harbor, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 30 years
    Wisconsin - WI 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Karl

Learn Karl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    All aspects of Residential and Commercial real estate transactions, including contracts, leases, title insurance, retail and hotel development, and apartment communities. My practice does not include litigation.

    30 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Business
    Formation of corporations and limited liability companies; purchase and sale of existing business together or independent of real estate; small business share acquisitions.

    26 years, 200 cases

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Karl M. Schmitz, III, P.A.
701 Enterprise Rd E Ste 502
Safety Harbor, FL, 34695-5303


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Posted by Randy | November 18, 2013
Complex transactions
I have worked with Karl Schmitz over a period of years on a number of larger transactions, including a complex closing out of the United States, and a number of hospitality properties as well. I have found him to be extremely competent and always able to determine a way to satisfactorily deal with the unexpected issues that always arise in these transactions.
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Posted by Chris | August 22, 2013
Accessible and Knowledgeable
Karl has represented me and my companies in numerous transactions over the years, including sales & leasing contract negotiations, drafting membership and operating agreements, and providing title insurance. Karl is extremely accessible for information/advice and he makes his clients his #1 priority. At times he has conducted contract negotiations on my behalf while he was on vacation. I have worked with Karl for many years and I look forward to working with him for many more.
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Posted by Gwen | May 3, 2013
Short Sale - Negotiations with Bank, HOA, and all parties
Karl entered this transaction representing the seller and fulfilling the title/closing transaction. I was the realtor/broker and represented both the seller and the buyer. All of us assumed at the execution of the contract, that this would be a straight forward, smooth sailing transaction. After 2 1/2 months of very challenging negotiations with different parties including HOA boards and their attorneys, two different mortgage companies representing the buyer, a very recent bankruptcy by the seller in a different state, the transaction closed. Throughout the negotiations, Karl was calm, proposed clarity in providing options, thought "outside the box" to obtain action, kept lines of communication open and responded to all. After working with Karl on this transaction, I look forward when I can again work with him and would not hesitate in referring him to others. He is professional and very knowledgeable.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Karl M. Schmitz, III, P.A.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Owner - Real Estate Broker
  • Commercial Property Brokers, LLC
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Langford, Hill, Mitchell, Trybus & Whalen
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Stewart Joyner Jordan-Holmes, Holmes
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Member
  • Hillsborough River Greenways Task Force
  • 1993 - 1995
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • law
  • 1992
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Bulk Sale of Condominium Units
  • Successful closing and transfer of title
  • Acquisition of national single tenant net lease property
  • Successfully closed
  • Sale of leased medical office building
  • Successfully closed
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  • The Children's Home, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • The Children's Home, Inc.
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • The Tampa Connection
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • President's Circle
  • Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
  • 2007
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1979


  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Right to Sue Letters and the EEOC
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Karl
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Karl on and off for 10 years. Generally, the pattern is that he has handled a commercial real estate transaction which has later become the subject of litigation that I am handling. The underlying transactions have been competently handled in each such matter. The transactions are well documented, the documents are prepared in conformance with the state of the law and the clients for whom the transactions were accomplished report a very favorable relationship with Karl."
Real estate Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Karl Schmitz on a number of matters over the years. I have found him to be very knowledgeable in real estate law and a number of other ancillary areas of the law. Mr. Schmitz applies a very practical approach to transactional matters and is adept at bringing transactions to a successful close. Importantly, Mr. Schmitz always acts in accordance with the highest ethical standards. I strongly endorse Mr. Schmitz."
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