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John DunhamI am John Dunham, and I represent boards of directors, chairmen, presidents, chief executive officers, corporate executives and corporate counsels of local, national and international public and private corporations and financial institutions doing business in Florida.

I have the support of additional attorneys whose multiple areas of expertise are relevant to servicing corporations.

I am committed to the following cornerstones of legal practice:

  • DEVELOPING long-term confidential relationships with clients;
  • UNDERSTANDING clients' business objectives;
  • RESPONDING promptly to clients' needs;
  • DELIVERING pragmatic and innovative solutions;
  • PRACTICING preventive law;
  • BEING ACCESSIBLE to clients twenty-four hours a day;
  • MAINTAINING close client communications at all times;
  • ASSISTING in my clients' success.

As a lawyer, I am not only my clients' representative, I am also an advisor, advocate, negotiator, counselor, intermediary, problem solver, innovator and evaluator.

When you are represented by me, you have more than a lawyer . . . you have a partner in achieving your business goals. I am a team player and interface well with my clients' business people and abide by corporate policy.

I keep my clients current on the status of the files and matters I am handling by providing them with status reports. I have the time, support staff and technology to address demanding workloads and marshall the resources of the firm to confidently represent my clients.

I have relationships and familiarity with the business community, governments and judiciary locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

I am available for you twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. If I may be of service or should you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience toll free at 877.951.1800, extension 250, or at my residence at 941.388.1177. I may also be reached via the Internet by sending an e-mail to jrd@jrdlaw.com.

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38 years as outside counsel to major public and private corporations, financial institutions, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors and underwriters.

Graduated from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Virginia, 1982 (top 10%), Bachelor of Arts from American University, School of Government and Public Administration in Washington, D.C.

Approved counsel for state, regional, national and international financial institutions and institutional lenders, real estate developers and investors. Representing clients in the acquisition, development, financing, construction, management, leasing and disposition of real estate. Extensive experience in complex real estate transactions including apartments, office buildings, hotels, motels, factory outlets, shopping centers, commercial strip centers, regional malls, condominiums, time-share resorts, manufactured housing, retail, self-storage facilities, industrial parks, warehouse facilities, agricultural property, retirement facilities, nursing homes, health care facilities, marinas and vacant land.

Serves as outside general counsel to numerous corporations, many of which he has counseled from their initial formation through their growth to regional, national and international business operations. Provides business-oriented legal counsel to an array of clients ranging from emerging private and public companies to individual entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, financial institutions and underwriters, counseling them on such complex matters as securities, public offerings, private placements, venture capital investments, leverage-buyouts, recapitalization, reorganizations, restructures, acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, work-outs, defensive structuring and takeovers.

Represents clients in Federal, State and Appellate Courts in commercial litigation. Prosecute and defend a broad range of claims that arise in the course of doing business, including business torts, private or public contracts, employment, commercial, lender liability, securities, construction and real property litigation. Counsels lenders in the resolution of complex, trouble-debt restructures, foreclosures, collections, workouts and bankruptcy matters.

The Florida Bar (member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Trial Lawyers; Tax); Texas Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Association of Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Dunham has authored books and articles, and lectured on corporate law, corporate finance, real estate transactions, commercial real estate lending, venture capital and commercial litigation.

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John Dunham practices in the areas of corporate, financial, real estate, and related litigation.

John Dunham serves as legal counsel to businesses in Southwest Florida, including Tampa, St. Pete, Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Clearwater and the surrounding areas.

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John Dunham represents boards of directors, chairmen, presidents, chief executive officers, corporate executives and corporate counsels of local, national and international public and private corporations and financial institutions doing business in Florida.