A native Floridian, Carrie is a proud Seminole, Gator and Hurricane! She received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her law degree from the University of Florida, where she was a member of the Florida Law Review. Carrie earned her Ibis status as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Law School where she taught courses on banking, legal writing and real estate law.
Carrie started practicing law in Philadelphia in the real estate development department of a large national law firm. She later moved back home to Florida where she worked in the real estate department of White & Case and later as real estate counsel for a regional land developer and environmental consulting firm.
Carrie moved to Stuart with her family in 2001 and soon opened her own law practice focusing on the legal needs of families and individuals dealing with real estate transactions, business transactions, estate planning, and probate.
Carrie is a Board Certified Specialist in real estate law by The Florida Bar. She is a member of The Florida Bar and the Martin County Bar Association. She serves on the Executive Board for the Justice Major B. Harding American Inns of Court and is the current president of the Martin County Estate Planning Council and past president of Preferred Professionals of Martin County.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1983||08/25/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Board Certified - Real Estate||Florida Bar||2017|
|Managing Partner||Lavargna Law, PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||BE Properties, Inc||1997 - 2004|
|Attorney||Handex Environmental Inc.||1997 - 2004|
|Adjunct Professor and Instructor||University Of Miami School Of Law||1990 - 1996|
|Associate Counsel||Real Estate with Courtelis Companies||1987 - 1989|
|Attorney||White & Case||1983 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council||Senate Appointee||2017 - Present|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Martin County||Treasurer||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1983 - Present|
|Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|Martin County Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Martin County||Member||N/A|
|Martin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Attorneys Title Insurance Fund||Agent||N/A|
|Martin County Estate Planning Council||President||2017 - 2018|
|Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court||Board Member||2009 - 2015|
|Hastings Law Journal||Government Sponsored Enterprises are "Too Big to Fail": Balancing Public and Private Interests||1993|
|Miami Herald||Protect Your Property from Construction Liens - publication for Hurricane Andrew victims||1992|
|University of Florida Law Review||Differential Assessment for Agricultural Land Creates a Tax Haven For Speculators||1982|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Florida State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
Posted by Tim
May 4, 2017