James W. Martin practices real estate, probate, estate planning, and business law in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. He is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. Jim has achieved the highest lawyer ratings on Super Lawyers, Martindale, and Avvo. He is the author of legal forms books and articles that have been published in state and national bar publications.
For over forty years Jim Martin has drafted, analyzed, and negotiated contracts for sale, purchase, and lease of homes, condos, offices, stores, commercial, industrial and other real estate in Pinellas County Florida. He is the author of the books Florida Real Estate Sales Contracts and Florida Real Estate Lease Agreements. Jim has also authored legal forms books on real estate transactions for West Publishing. He has taught contract drafting as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. Jim is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar, an achievement held by less than one percent of Florida lawyers.
Jim Martin also advises and represents clients in Florida probate and estate planning. His experience in drafting hundreds of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents has provided him a strong base from which to advise his clients, who have included beneficiaries, creditors, and personal representatives. He has served on The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee and as chair of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Probate Law Section.
Jim Martin forms Florida limited liability companies, business corporations, and nonprofit corporations. He is author of the books How To Form a Florida LLC, How To Form a Florida Business Corporation, and How To Form a Florida Nonprofit Corporation. Jim has co-authored legal forms books on those subjects for West Publishing.