David R. Carter, Esq.

Mr. Carter started the law firm of David R. Carter, P.A., in 1985, in New Port Richey, Florida. Since then, he has become a dominant force in the legal community, both locally and in the State of Florida as a whole. Over the years, David has been instrumental in the development of the local legal community, and has been deeply involved. By way of example, David has served as president of the Hernando County Bar Association, as the attorney for the Hernando County Association of Realtors and Pinellas County Association of Realtors, as a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, a member of the Advisory Council for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., and as the Director of the Bay Area Real Estate Council.

David is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, and has been practicing law in the State of Florida since 1978. His practice focuses on representing and counseling clients on real estate ventures, as well as both simple and complex estate planning and probate administration. He was named as a Super Lawyer in Florida’s Super Lawyer magazine in 2008.

David resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida. His wife, Victoria Carter, is general counsel and vice president of Starwood Vacation Ownership, a Fortune 500 company. He has two sons, Mathew and Adam.

Education:

§         J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1978
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M.S., Florida State University, 1970
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B.S., University of Florida, 1969

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Corporate Organization, Homeowners’ Association Law

Professional Associations and Bar Membership

The Florida Bar, Hernando County Bar Association (Past President), Pasco County Bar Association, Hernando County Association of Realtors, Bay Area Real Estate Council, Real Property, Probate, and Trust law division of the Florida Bar (former member of the Executive Council)

Born: January 15, 1947 – Middletown, Ohio


Gary S. Clendenin, Esq.

 Mr. Clendenin concentrates his practice in real property litigation, including evictions, ejectments, foreclosure and foreclosure defense, quiet title and partition actions. He also assists clients with estate planning and represents clients before the Board of County Commissioners in completing and prosecuting zoning, variance, and other compliance petitions.

Gary was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class, earned his B.A. with a double major in English literature and psychology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 2003, and earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, in 2006, where he served on the Editorial Board of the University of Miami Business Law Review. After his first year of law school, Gary worked as a full time research assistant to Professor Kenneth Casebeer, a national authority on labor law, in completing his labor law case book, Work Law in American Society.

Gary resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and enjoys spending his leisure time reading, boating, and watching the Cincinnati Bengals, of which he is a lifelong fan. He is also a scratch golfer.

Education:

§         J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2006
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Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Business  Law Review
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Published Article: Allaying the Outsourcing Tempest: A Candid Look at Outsourcing Vis-à-vis the Future of American Jobs, 14 U. Mia. Bus. L. Rev. 295 (2006).
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Dean’s List
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Federalist Society
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B.A., Denison University (Granville, Ohio), 2003
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Double Major: English literature, Psychology
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Psi Chi, National Psychology Honorary Society
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Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honorary Society
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Dean’s List
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Varsity Golf Team
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Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

Areas of Practice:

 Real Estate litigation, Estate planning, Municipality law

Professional Associations and Bar Membership:

The Florida Bar, Hernando County Bar Association, West Pasco Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association

Born: March 7, 1981 – Middletown, Ohio

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