Marshall C. Deason, Jr., has more than 25 years of experience in handling real estate, development, and construction transactions and in organizing and representing Tampa businesses as corporations, LLCs, and LLPs. He is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining the Gibbons Neuman in 2007, Mr. Deason has been a member of both Florida and multi-state law firms, has served as vice president and general counsel of a publicly held real estate development company, and worked as an attorney/advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of several books and practice manuals published by The Florida Bar and is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for lawyers on the topics of real estate, business organization, and legal ethics. Mr. Deason received his law degree, with honors, from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and served there as executive editor of the law review.