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Joel B. Giles

Joel B. Giles

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Overview

Joel Giles practices in the areas of complex real estate and commercial transactions. He represents the developers of large mixed-use, commercial, and residential projects.

Experience

  • Represented a major developer in the development of a 1,200 acre waterfront community, a 4,000 acre DRI, and a 5,000 acre DRI.
  • Represented a public company in the acquisition of property for, as well as the construction of a new high-rise office building.
  • Represented a major developer in the development of a $230 million high-rise, beach-front condo and hotel project.
  • Represented a local developer in the sale of a high-rise, beach-front hotel.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law (2008-2019)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar 
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
    • Chair, Transportation Council 
    • Former Chairman 
    • Former Member of the Year
  • Co-Chair, Pinellas County Economic Development Council
  • Tampa Bay Partnership Transportation Task Force
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Transit Funding Committee
  • Former Chairman, Florida Resurrection House, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees, The Canterbury School of Florida, Inc.
  • Previously involved with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Catholic Charities Housing, Inc., The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg, Inc., Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, Inc., and numerous political campaigns, often serving as campaign treasurer.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Funding and Legal Framework for Florida’s Transportation Future," APA Florida Annual Conference, Tampa, FL (September 15, 2010)
  • “Connection Between Land Use and Transportation Planning,” Pinellas County Economic Development Council Quarterly Meeting (January 21, 2010)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 1980)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts

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