Garey F. Butler

Of Counsel
Fort Myers
2320 First Street
Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
P 239.338.4210
F 239.337.0970
P 239.338.4210 | F 239.337.0970



Overview

Mr. Butler assists clients in real estate, general corporate, and probate matters.  In his real estate practice, he represents business and individual clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.  He has worked with clients across many industries, including retail, healthcare, banking, and hospitality.  He advises on the purchase and sale of land and buildings, and other property rights such as easements and restrictive covenants.  He counsels landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations, and lenders and borrowers regarding construction and permanent financing arrangements.  Mr. Butler is an authorized title agent for several national underwriters.

To assist with matters related to probate, Mr. Butler guides clients through the Florida probate process to ensure proper distribution and clearing of title for real estate and other assets.  As part of his corporate practice, Mr. Butler enjoys helping individuals starting small businesses, as well as large national franchise systems.  His work in this area includes entity choice and formation, as well as serving as general counsel for ongoing operations.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  2. University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
  3. Emory University, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Oregon
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2011-2020)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Business Law Section; Taxation Section
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Investment Society
  • United States Law Firm Group, Real Estate Committee Past Representative
Community Affiliations
  • Caloosa River Citizens Association (a.k.a. Riverwatch)
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, Former Director and Past President 
  • Home Ownership Resource Council
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, Inc., Past President, Board of Directors, and Recipient of President’s Leadership Award

Insights

Overview

Mr. Butler assists clients in real estate, general corporate, and probate matters.  In his real estate practice, he represents business and individual clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.  He has worked with clients across many industries, including retail, healthcare, banking, and hospitality.  He advises on the purchase and sale of land and buildings, and other property rights such as easements and restrictive covenants.  He counsels landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations, and lenders and borrowers regarding construction and permanent financing arrangements.  Mr. Butler is an authorized title agent for several national underwriters.

To assist with matters related to probate, Mr. Butler guides clients through the Florida probate process to ensure proper distribution and clearing of title for real estate and other assets.  As part of his corporate practice, Mr. Butler enjoys helping individuals starting small businesses, as well as large national franchise systems.  His work in this area includes entity choice and formation, as well as serving as general counsel for ongoing operations.

Education

  1. University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  2. University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
  3. Emory University, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Oregon
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2011-2020)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Business Law Section; Taxation Section
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Investment Society
  • United States Law Firm Group, Real Estate Committee Past Representative
Community Affiliations
  • Caloosa River Citizens Association (a.k.a. Riverwatch)
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, Former Director and Past President 
  • Home Ownership Resource Council
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, Inc., Past President, Board of Directors, and Recipient of President’s Leadership Award