Jeremy T. Cranford

Jeremy T. Cranford

Attorney, LL.M. & B.C.S. (Real Estate Law) at Cranford Law, PL
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • Florida, Kansas, Missouri
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| Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law (Florida)
| "Rising Star" Rating by Super Lawyers
| AV Preeminent & Client Champion Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell
| 10.0/10.0 "Superb" & "Top Attorney" Ratings by Avvo

| Florida Real Estate Litigation Attorney
| Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (Circuit & Appellate) & Qualified Arbitrator

| Cranford Law, PL
| Phone: (850) 502-3353
| Email: info@cranford.law

I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate Litigation, Transactions, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at the University of Missouri, School of Law; (3) my meticulous research habits originally sharpened during my time as a member of the Missouri Law Review; (4) my abilities in financial and policy analysis from my time majoring in Economics; and (5) a deep personal creativity from my youth (and continuing today) as a geek.

I take the time to understand my client's perspective and, perhaps more importantly, the perspective of those they find themselves negotiating or litigating with. By doing so, I often find solutions that serve the client in unexpected ways.

I am also an active attendee at Executive Council meetings of and an active committee member in various committees and subcommittees of the Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar. As a part of that work, I do my best to help to protect and advance the laws of Florida.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
LL.M. (2010) | Real Estate Law
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University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Honors: CALI Award for highest performance in Evidence Law; Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution
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Missouri State University
B.S. (2006) | Major: Economics; Minors: English & History
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Honors: cum laude
Activities: Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honors Society) & Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society)
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Professional Experience
Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, LL.M. (Real Estate Law)
Cranford Law, PL
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Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, LL.M. (Real Estate Law)
Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.
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Attorney
Cranford Legal, LLC
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Attorney
Schenewerk & Finkenbinder, Attorneys at Law, LLC
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Intern - LL.M. Fall Law Clerk
Holland & Knight LLP (Holland & Knight - Gallástegui y Lozano, S.C.)
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Intern - LL.M. Spring Law Firm
Brigham Moore
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Member
Missouri Law Review
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Research Assistant
University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law
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Intern - Judge's Chambers Clerk
Court of Appeals of Missouri, Southern District
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Intern - Summer Law Clerk
Missouri Attorney General's Office
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Intern - Summer Law Clerk
Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C.
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Speaking Engagements
CLE Partition of Property in Florida: 'Divorcing' Your Co-Owners, Live Online CLE
The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
This course will address partition actions in Florida. It will cover the applicability, pursuit, and litigation of partition in-kind and partition by sale, as well as the existence, applicability, and process of partition within the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act which came into effect on July 1, 2020. Additional topics will include claims for contribution for expenses incurred and the value of improvements made by less than all of the co-owners, for rentals received by less than all of
CLE Legislative Update, Walton County Bar Annual Symposium, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Walton County Bar Association
A legislative update on the following new/amended Florida Statutes sections: (1) Real Property Fraud [Recording Protections & Pilot for Notification], Ch. 2023-238, Laws of Florida (HB1419); (2) [Mortgage Payoff] Estoppel Letters, Ch. 2023-135, Laws of Florida (SB708); (3) [Restraint on] Interests of Foreign Countries [of Concern in Florida Real Estate], Ch. 2023-33, Laws of Florida (SB264) and recent caselaw on the same; (4) Preclusion of Association Restriction on Non-Visible Items At/On Prope
CLE Recent Caselaw Developments, Real Property Litigation Symposium, Orlando, FL
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
The inaugural Real Property Litigation Symposium presented by The Florida Bar's Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section. 7.5 hours of advanced Real Estate, Condominium, and Business Litigation credit was provided by the program. I presented "Recent Caselaw Developments", a caselaw & statutory update from 2022 and 2023 (to the present).
CLE Easement Scope, Selected Caselaw & Drafting Practice Tips, 12/2022 Executive Council & Committee Meetings, Four Seasons Orlando, Orlando, FL
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar
A CLE presentation on 12/08/2022 for the Title Issues & Standards Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar concerning identification of the dominant estate, the legal process for identifying the permitted scope of an easement, and limitations on expansion of the intensity and types of uses of such easements. Further, anecdotal guidance was provided to aid with future easement drafting.
CLE Termination of Leases Upon Breach: The Requirement of Material Breach, 12/2022 Executive Council & Committee Meetings, Four Seasons Orlando, Orlando, FL
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
A CLE Presentation on 12/08/2022 for the Real Estate Leasing Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar concerning the requirement of "Material Breach" for the exercise of an election to terminate by a tenant or landlord.
CLE Service of Process Changes and Judicial Notice For Online Mapping Service Materials, 42nd Annual Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar, The Breakers, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Florida Bar Real Property Probate & Trust Section
This presentation served to introduce, describe, and analyze new enactments by the Florida Legislature, including: 1) Chapter 2022-100, Laws of Florida (effective 07/01/2022), which has created Section 90.2035, F.S.; and 2) Section 13 and Section 8 of Chapter 2022-190, Laws of Florida (effective 01/02/2023), which created Sections 48.184 & 48.102, F.S.
CLE "Death for Dirt Lawyers", Live Online CLE
The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Section
“Dirt” lawyers speaking with “death” lawyers about requirements for correctly closing a real estate transaction involving probate, so that the transferred title will be deemed marketable according to Florida’s Uniform Title Standards.
CLE - Survivorship Among Joint Tenants & Otherwise Under Simon v. Koplin, 04/2021 Executive Council & Committee Meetings, Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Palm Coast, Florida
Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar
CLE Presentation concerned the possibility and consequences of survivorship entitlement historically recognized in joint tenancies but now potentially recognized in Florida as applicable to other estates - including expressly-intended joint tenancies that fail for want of the historically-required unities.
Certifications
Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
Supreme Court of Florida
Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
Supreme Court of Florida
Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law
The Florida Bar
Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super lawyers
The initial candidate pool is created from peer nominations and Super Lawyer's independent research. Then, the pool is narrowed with peer evaluations and further research using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. From narrowed list of candidates, the list is then separated between Rising Stars (who represent no more than 5% of Florida attorneys of any age and length of practice).
Rising Star Award, Real Property Division
The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
The Rising Star Award is given to members of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section who demonstrate the potential for future Section leadership through their active participation in Section committees and projects. It may be awarded annually to a member of each of the Real Property and Probate Divisions of the Section who have made significant contributions to the Section.
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
The initial candidate pool is created from peer nominations and Super Lawyer's independent research. Then, the pool is narrowed with peer evaluations and further research using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. From narrowed list of candidates, the list is then separated between Rising Stars (who represent no more than 5% of Florida attorneys of any age and length of practice).
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
The initial candidate pool is created from peer nominations and Super Lawyer's independent research. Then, the pool is narrowed with peer evaluations and further research using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. From narrowed list of candidates, the list is then separated between Rising Stars (who represent no more than 5% of Florida attorneys of any age and length of practice).
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
The initial candidate pool is created from peer nominations and Super Lawyer's independent research. Then, the pool is narrowed with peer evaluations and further research using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. From narrowed list of candidates, the list is then separated between Rising Stars (who represent no more than 5% of Florida attorneys of any age and length of practice).
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
The initial candidate pool is created from peer nominations and Super Lawyer's independent research. Then, the pool is narrowed with peer evaluations and further research using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. From narrowed list of candidates, the list is then separated between Rising Stars (who represent no more than 5% of Florida attorneys of any age and length of practice).
Best Law Firm of the Emerald Coast
Emerald Coast Magazine
Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast
N.W.Fla. Daily News
Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast
N.W.Fla. Daily News
Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast
N.W.Fla. Daily News
Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast
N.W.Fla. Daily News
Finest Law Firm on the Emerald Coast
N.W.Fla. Daily News
Best Law Firm of the Emerald Coast
Emerald Coast Magazine
Professional Associations
Homestead Issues Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar
Co-Vice Chair
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Real Property Problems Study Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Publications Liaison
- Current
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Title Insurance & Industry Liaison Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar
Committee Member
- Current
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Title Insurance & Industry Liaison Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar
Co-Vice Chair
- Current
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Condominium & Planned Development Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Committee Member
- Current
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Real Property Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Committee Member
- Current
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Real Property Problems Study Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Committee Member
- Current
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Title Issues & Standards Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Committee Member
- Current
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The Kansas Bar
Inactive Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar  # 0084946
Member
- Current
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The Missouri Bar
Member
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Title Issues & Standards Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Publications Liaison
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Kansas
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Missouri
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Foreclosure Defense
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cranford Law, PL
Website
Avvo
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Contact & Map
Cranford Law, PL
4458 Legendary Dr.
Suite 350
Destin, FL 32541
Telephone: (850) 502-3353
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Please make an appointment with me by phone or email to meet with me as I am often away from the office.