Stephen J. Straley
Mr. Straley graduated from the University of Florida School of Law in 1977 and was selected for the Law Review. Mr. Straley’s undergraduate work was done at Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Straley opened the Firm in 1979 after serving as Corporate Counsel to Ryder System, Inc., and Ryder Truck Rental. Mr. Straley lectures and speaks on Community Association and Real Estate Law trends and changes, and travels to attend seminars and discussions featuring state and national leaders in the Real Estate and Community Association fields.
Mr. Straley quickly recognized in 1997 that Mr. Otto shared many of his core values, such as a “client first” attitude, dedication to a quality work product, extreme organization, a positive, family-type work environment for employees and staff, and a determination and will to be the best at what he does. These shared values have been imparted on our associate attorneys, our paralegals, and our legal secretaries and staff who carry out our firm’s daily business with such an approach. Mr. Straley also owns Action Title Company which provides outstanding settlement and closing services for the purchase or refinancing of real property, as well as loan closings on reverse mortgages. Many clients prefer this less expensive method of purchasing real property, without direct representation by attorney, although legal representation can be provided. Title and lien searches are also performed on-site. If you are interested in these services, please contact us and ask for information on Action Title Company or visit www.actiontitleco.com.
Charles F. Otto
Mr. Otto is a South Florida native who did his undergraduate work at, and graduated with honors from, the University of Miami. Thereafter, he earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1995 and was selected as a member of the prestigious Journal of Law and Public Policy. Mr. Otto joined the Firm from private practice in 1997, became a partner in 2000, and became a name-partner in 2002. Mr. Otto lectures and speaks on ever-changing Community Association Law, regulation, and issues. He believes that a knowledgeable Board of Directors leads to more effective leadership and, as a result, a more harmonious community. Mr. Otto regularly attends and participates in seminars and discussions in Community Association Law.