Areas of Practice: Utilities Law; Environmental Law; Administrative Law, Commercial Transactions and Litigation, Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
Education: B.S., Florida State University, 1972; J.D., Stetson University, College of Law, 1975
Martin Friedman is a partner whose litigation and transactional practice is devoted to real estate, utility and business issues. He often focuses on disputes involving property boundaries, access issues, easements, quieting title, the Uniform Commercial Code, commercial leases, and real estate and business contracts. Mr. Friedman is lead counsel for utility clients before the Florida Public Commission and before state and federal agencies in their dealings with developers and city and county governments. He appears statewide before trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies.
Mr. Friedman is a former Assistant Attorney General for the state of Florida where he handled local government, consumer and environmental issues, ultimately being promoted to chief of the General Litigation Section. Mr. Friedman is authorized to write title insurance for First American Title Insurance Company and has been lead real estate counsel on more than 120 utility transactions totaling more than $3 billion. He has also guest lectured a seminar for the National Business Institute entitled “Mastering Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance in Florida.”
Mr. Friedman received his B.A from Florida State University and is a graduate of the Stetson University College of Law. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1975 and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust; Administrative Law; and Business Law sections of The Florida Bar. Other memberships include the Florida Rural Water Association, the American Land Title Association Legal Division, and the Florida Land Title Association.