Sean M. Ellis

Shareholder
Fort Myers
2320 First Street
Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
P 239.338.4245
F 239.337.0970
P 239.338.4245 | F 239.337.0970

Overview

Mr. Ellis has more than 17 years of experience in real estate law, development, condominium and community association law, and closing and title services. His real estate clients include real estate developers, homebuilders, individuals and financial institutions. His association clients include both residential and commercial condominium associations and HOAs. Mr. Ellis has represented multiple developers in the creation and development of condominium projects, including residential, commercial, and complex mixed-used and hotel condominiums. 

Experience
  • 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 
  • Handles condominium terminations and partial terminations
  • Counseled developers of marinas, yacht clubs and marina/condominium projects
  • Represents landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of commercial and retail leases
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Florida State University College of Law, J.D.
  2. Florida State University, B.A.
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2020)
  • Selected "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010)
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Affiliations

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

Insights

  1. Alerts
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    USDA Proposed Hemp Rules (Oct 29, 2019)
    What You Need to Know About Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program (Oct 28, 2019)
    Florida Hemp Program (Oct 14, 2019)
    What You Need to Know About Florida's Brand New Hemp & CBD Industry (Sep 3, 2019)
  2. Articles
    Creating the Fee Simple Condominium - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 3rd Edition (2016)
    Creating the Fee Simple Condominium - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 2nd Edition (2011)
  3. Presentations
    "Directors' Certification Class/Condominiums and HOAs" - Roetzel's Community Association Law Seminar Series (2016-2019)
    "Condominium Association and HOA Board Certification Courses" - Roetzel Client Seminar (Annual Since 2011)
    "Fair Housing Act: Issues Affecting Associations" - Roetzel's Community Association Law Seminar Series (2016-2018)
    "Real Estate Topics" - Moderator, Real Estate Investment Society Annual Real Estate Symposium (Annual 2013-2017)
    "Condominium Terminations" - UNET Seminar (2014)
  4. Firm News
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    Roetzel & Andress Named 2018 Top Contributor Firm by The Fund (Mar 18, 2019)
    Roetzel Attorney Sean M. Ellis Assumes Role as President of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council (Aug 16, 2018)
    Roetzel & Andress Named 2017 Top Contributor Firm by The Fund (Mar 28, 2018)
    Sean Ellis Named President-Elect of Southwest Florida Attorney Real Estate Council (Aug 9, 2017)

Overview

Mr. Ellis has more than 17 years of experience in real estate law, development, condominium and community association law, and closing and title services. His real estate clients include real estate developers, homebuilders, individuals and financial institutions. His association clients include both residential and commercial condominium associations and HOAs. Mr. Ellis has represented multiple developers in the creation and development of condominium projects, including residential, commercial, and complex mixed-used and hotel condominiums. 

Experience
  • 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 
  • Handles condominium terminations and partial terminations
  • Counseled developers of marinas, yacht clubs and marina/condominium projects
  • Represents landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of commercial and retail leases

Education

  1. Florida State University College of Law, J.D.
  2. Florida State University, B.A.
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2020)
  • Selected "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010)
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Affiliations

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

Insights

  1. Alerts
    What Every Employer Needs to Know About CBD (Nov 18, 2019)
    USDA Proposed Hemp Rules (Oct 29, 2019)
    What You Need to Know About Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program (Oct 28, 2019)
    Florida Hemp Program (Oct 14, 2019)
    What You Need to Know About Florida's Brand New Hemp & CBD Industry (Sep 3, 2019)
  2. Articles
    Creating the Fee Simple Condominium - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 3rd Edition (2016)
    Creating the Fee Simple Condominium - Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, 2nd Edition (2011)
  3. Presentations
    "Directors' Certification Class/Condominiums and HOAs" - Roetzel's Community Association Law Seminar Series (2016-2019)
    "Condominium Association and HOA Board Certification Courses" - Roetzel Client Seminar (Annual Since 2011)
    "Fair Housing Act: Issues Affecting Associations" - Roetzel's Community Association Law Seminar Series (2016-2018)
    "Real Estate Topics" - Moderator, Real Estate Investment Society Annual Real Estate Symposium (Annual 2013-2017)
    "Condominium Terminations" - UNET Seminar (2014)
  4. Firm News
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    Roetzel & Andress Named 2018 Top Contributor Firm by The Fund (Mar 18, 2019)
    Roetzel Attorney Sean M. Ellis Assumes Role as President of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council (Aug 16, 2018)
    Roetzel & Andress Named 2017 Top Contributor Firm by The Fund (Mar 28, 2018)
    Sean Ellis Named President-Elect of Southwest Florida Attorney Real Estate Council (Aug 9, 2017)