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R. Mason Blake

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Mr. Blake has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, business, environmental and land use law. He has an extensive legal career working in Brevard County where he represents clients in a variety of complex real estate and business matters, specializing in the development of large, mixed-use communities. He has also served for nearly 15 years as the principal counsel for a major private university in Florida. He is also Board Certified in Real Estate Law by the The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.


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Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Inc. - Fellow
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce - Past Director
    • Legal Counsel, 2009-10
    • Past Chair, 2007
  • Melbourne Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce - Past Director
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council - Past Member
  • Winter Park Rotary Club - Past Director

Charitable and Pro Bono Service

  • Junior Achievement of East Central Florida - Past Director
  • Winter Park Jaycees - Past President
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida - Past President

Education

  • J.D.: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, with high honors, 1981
    • Law Review - Editor-in-Chief
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, summa cum laude, 1972
    • Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar Admissions

Florida

Recognition & Awards

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Named an Outstanding Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Schools & Education Attorney in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2014
  • Named an Outstanding Real Estate Lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016
  • Named one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Named one of Orlando's Best Lawyers by Orlando Magazine, 2007-2014
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast - Volunteer of the Year, 2003
  • Florida Blue Key
  • University of Florida Law Review - Editor in Chief
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV® Rating

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Tax Valuations and Tips on Exemptions, Viera, Florida, July 29, 2014
  • 2014 Florida Legislative Update, Viera, Florida, June 9, 2014
  • Commercial Leasing: Success Tips You Can Use to Master the Art of Negotiation, Melbourne, Florida, September 19, 2013; and Orlando, Florida, September 25, 2013; Melbourne, Florida, December 12, 2013
  • 2013 Florida Legislative Update, Orlando, Florida, May 30, 2013; Port St. Lucie, Florida, June 19, 2013; Melbourne, Florida, June 26, 2013; and Gainesville, Florida, August 13, 2013
  • 2012 Florida Legislative Update, Orlando, Florida, May 3, 2012; Viera, Florida, May 10, 2012; Port St. Lucie, Florida, June 6, 2012; and Gainesville, Florida, June 27, 2012

Publications

  • Impact Fees: An Answer to Local Governments’ Capital Funding Dilemma, co-author, Florida State University Law Review, Summer 1981