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Mr. M.B. Adelson

Private Practice
  • Agricultural Law, Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Florida
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Summary

M.B. Adelson, LL.M. - Practices throughout Florida and consults nationwide, on property and property rights law, natural resources (especially water) and environmental law; title and boundary issues, easements, shoreline property rights and submerged lands; public lands, resource conservation, fisheries resources; boat ramps, docks, marinas and waterway access; local, state and federal regulatory agency licensing, permitting, compliance and remediation; firearms personal ownership and firearms business laws; professional ethics; provides representation in administrative and judicial trials and appellate litigation. Mr. Adelson is a certified mediator, a member of The Florida Bar, and is admitted in the Florida federal courts. He served in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Natural Resources; and has been in private practice since 2001. He holds a B.A. (1973) from Virginia Military Institute, an M.S. (1979) and M.B.A. (1981) from Florida Institute of Technology, and a J.D. (1987) and LL.M. (2012) from Florida State University College of Law. His LL.M. Dissertation studied shoreline property rights and associated access/egress easements. He is a retired US Army officer, a former rugby player (1971 - 1987), and he enjoys outdoor sports and recreation. He is a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, and he advises and supports firearms owners, manufacturers, retailers and shooting ranges. He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, North American Fishing Club, and he supports Olympic, military and youth marksmanship teams. He regularly presents Continuing Legal Education seminars and webinars for National Business Institute (www.nbi-sems) and others in the above-described practice areas.

Practice Areas
    Agricultural Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Environmental Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Firearms law
  • Trusts
  • Property, uplands & submerged land
  • Boundary and Easement law
  • Permitting and Licenses
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Private Practice
Current
General Civil Practice, emphasis on regulatory permitting and compliance, business law, real estate, private property rights, family law, wealth preservation
Senior Attorney, Chief Permitting Attorney
Dept. Natural Reources - Dept. Environmental Protection
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Education
Florida State University College of Law
LL.M. (2012) | water resources, environmental law
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Florida State University College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor | Fundamentals of federal, state and administrative law and practice
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Florida Institute of Technology
MBA | business administration, management information systems
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Florida Institute of Technology
M.S. | Engineering management, systems analysis
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Virginia Military Institute
B.A. | English, Chemistry
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Awards
Distinguished Attorney, with Very High Ethical Standards (BV)
Martindale Hubbel
continuous rating for more than 16 years
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 694215
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Firearms Law and Gun Trusts, Presenter for CLE conferences, national webinar
National Business Institute
numerous presentations
Timeshare and Vacation Properties, national webinar presentations, national webinar
National Business Institute
8-hour CLE presentation
Resolving Boundary and Easement Disputes, national webinar presentations, national webinar
National Business Institute
numerous presentations
Title and Title Insurance Law, Presenter for CLE conferences, national webinars
National Business Institute (NBI)
numerous presentations
Ethics, Presenter for CLE conferences, national webinars
National Business Institute (NBI)
numerous presentations
Certifications
Certified Civil Circuit and County Court Mediator
certified by the Florida Supreme Court
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I have title to a mobile home that lives on jointly owned property. If there is a partition, can I take the trailer?
A: Sounds like you own the trailer yourself - and for 17 years your siblings have not asked for rent for the trailer space. Do all 3 of you share the house? Or, is it rented out to a non-family member, or along those same financial lines, is one of your siblings living in it? "Somebody" should look at how the value (or the rent, or the rent that can be claimed...) is actually being divided - 50-25-25 ? Who pays the taxes and insurance? In the perfect "answer" you would be telling me that you 3 sibs have a joint checking account, all 3 of you put money in it, and y6ou are "fairly" paying the taxes, insurance, upkeep according to the interest you have (your inheritance shares) and having the 2d dwelling (the mobile home) either shares the water/utilities or it has its own account. A partition is not your "first" option to sort this out - try meeting and working out something - or go to a formal mediator - before anybody files a lawsuit!
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Contact & Map
Adelson Law Firm
3454 Lakeshore Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Telephone: (850) 523-0606
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday by appointment