Sean M. Ellis

Partner

Fort Myers
2320 First Street, Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
P 239.338.4245
F 239.337.0970
E sellis@ralaw.com
Naples
850 Park Shore Drive
Trianon Centre, 3rd Floor
Naples, FL 34103
P 239.649.6200
F 239.261.3659



Sean M. Ellis

Partner

Phone: (239) 338-4245
Fax: (239) 337-0970
Email: sellis@ralaw.com

Sean focuses his practice on condominium and community association law, assisting both residential and commercial associations in all aspects of the operations, including collections, interpretation of governing documents and drafting amendments to documents, covenant enforcement, and compliance with Florida statutes and regulations. He also concentrates his practice on real estate law, including sales and leasing, purchases and development, association documents and plat review, and closing and title services. In this regard his clients have included local and national residential and commercial real estate developers, construction companies, retail/commercial landlords and tenants, financial institutions, and government entities. Sean was the first attorney in the Fort Myers area to receive the LEED AP designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Join our Florida Community Association Lawyers for Bagel Briefs, our complimentary 2017 Spring Seminar Series (and breakfast)! The seminars will be held at our Fort Myers and Naples Offices and feature presentations by Ashley LupoSean EllisMarc Huling and Jennifer Nichols. Please click HERE for dates and locations.

Representative Matters

  • Represents community and condominium associations in all facets of their operations and compliance with Florida law
  • Represents clients in all phases of development for commercial, residential and mixed-use projects including land acquisition and development
  • Handles Commercial and Residential Closings and Title Insurance
  • Represents financial institutions and bulk purchasers of distressed condominiums and communities in navigating rights and responsibilities acquired
  • Formed and handled State filings for numerous community and condominium associations on behalf of clients developing residential, commercial and high rise projects
  • Counseled developers of marinas, yacht clubs and marina/condominium projects, including issues related to submerged land leases
  • Represented landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of leases, including retail, office, commercial, industrial and warehouse

Accomplishments

  • Selected "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010)
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Education

  • 2002, J.D., Florida State University College of Law
  • 1999, B.A., Florida State University
    • cum laude
    • The Phi Beta Kappa Society

Professional Affiliations

  • Lee County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Condominium and Planned Development Committee
  • Real Estate Investment Society of Lee County, Board of Governors (2014 President)
  • Lee County Horizon Council (2015)
  • Southwest Florida Real Estate Council, President-Elect

Publications

  • "Creating the Fee Simple Condominium" - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 2nd Edition (2011)
  • "Creating the Fee Simple Condominium" - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 3rd Edition (2016)

Presentations

  • Real Estate Investment Society Annual Real Estate Symposium, Florida Gulf Coast University, Moderator (2013-2015)
  • Condominium Terminations – UNET Seminar (2014)
  • "Legal Update: Legislation and Case Law" - Roetzel Seminar (2017)
  • "Directors' Certification Class/Condominiums and HOAs" - Roetzel Seminar (2017)
  • "Fair Housing Act: Issues Affecting Associations" - Roetzel Seminar (2017)
  • "Condominium Association and HOA Board Certification Courses" - Roetzel Seminar (2011-2017)
  • "Condominiums and HOA's: Real Challenges in Today's Economic Environment" (2011)
  • "Commercial Condominiums in 2009: What To Know" - Florida Gulf Coast University Entrepreneur's Law School (2009)

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