Tallahassee Law Firm

Newest Addition to Florida’s Legal Elite is…

The law firm and partners of Dunlap & Shipman, P.A. (with offices in Santa Rosa Beach and Tallahassee) are pleased to announce that the firm’s attorney and partner John P. Townsend has been recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.

The list of honorees, published in the July 2019 issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys.

Florida Trend reports that Mr. Townsend is one of 1,126 Florida lawyers (fewer than 1.3% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida) who have been recognized in the Legal Elite category for 2019 as exemplifying a standard of excellence in their profession as chosen for recognition by their peers. More information on Florida Trend’s Legal Elite report for 2019 can be viewed at www.FloridaTrend.com/LegalElite.

Mr. Townsend is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in “Condominium and Planned Development Law”, which is the practice of law in which an attorney serves as counsel to community associations (such as condominium associations and homeowners associations), property owners and investors, drafts governing documents and prepares planned development documents, collects past-due assessments, represents associations and developers in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters, and assists in the planning, development, construction and financing of condominium or other planned development communities.

The full description and definition of Condominium and Planned Development Law Board Certification from The Florida Bar may be viewed at www.floridabar.org/about/cert/cert-cp/. Florida Bar Board Certification requires a rigorous application process and is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar for the skills, special knowledge, proficiency, professionalism and ethics in condominium and planned development law.

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