Anthony A. Velardi, Esq.

Anthony A. Velardi, Esq.

Associate
anthony@smithhawks.com

J.D., Stetson University College of Law

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Anthony’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use, estate planning, probate, guardianships, trusts, asset protection, corporate/business law, and litigation. Anthony holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Recent Representations

  • Represented an investor in the purchase and financing of a $7 million 90-unit apartment building.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $5 million mixed-use apartment complex.
  • Represented an investor in the purchase and financing of a $3.5 million 48-unit apartment complex.
  • Represented a mobile home park in the purchase and financing of a $5 million park, clubhouse, marina, and treatment plant.
  • Represented an investor in the purchase and financing of a $4 million self-storage facility in Vero Beach.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $4 million self-storage facility in Sebastian.
  • Represented an investor in the $10 million refinancing of 3 self-storage facilities in Tampa, Ocala, and Jacksonville.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $49 million assisted living facility in Naples.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $34 million assisted living facility in Land O’Lakes.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $30 million assisted living facility in Cape Coral.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and financing of a $29 million assisted living facility in Ft. Myers.
  • Represented high net worth clients with estate planning and asset protection.
  • Represented personal representatives and beneficiaries in formal administration, summary administration, and ancillary administration probate matters.
  • Represented trustees and beneficiaries in trust administrations.
  • Represented guardians and alleged incapacitated persons in plenary and limited guardianships.
  • Represented a condominium association in challenging the construction of a neighboring condominium development.
  • Represented commercial property owners’ associations in asserting liens against members for non-payment of assessments.
  • Represented a developer in the leasing of a historic federal building from a municipality.

Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Key West Association of Realtors
  • Rotary

Publications

  • New Rule Aims to Protect Home Buyers—The Ledger—June 2015
  • Title Insurance Essential for Homeowners—The Ledger—August 2015
  • Land Survey Can Be a Wise Investment for Homebuyers—The Ledger—September 2015
  • Handling Property Sales for an Estate—The Ledger—October 2015
  • What is a Land Trust?—The Ledger—November 2015
  • Selling a Home with a Tax Lien—The Ledger—December 2015
  • Handling the Sale of Investment Property—The Ledger—February 2016
  • Handling Property Purchases with a Non-U.S. Resident—The Ledger—March 2016
  • Protect Yourself from Radon—The Ledger—May 2016
  • Know the Rules of the Road for Bike Safety—The Ledger—July 2016
  • More States Protecting Vulnerable Road Users—The Ledger—October 2016
  • Spouses Can Claim 2 Homestead Exemptions in Some Cases—The Ledger—December 2016
  • Recent Court Case Might Not Be Just for the Birds—The Ledger—March 2017
  • Got a Code Violation? Here’s How the Process Works—The Ledger—May 2017
  • Why That Tax Deed Sale Could be a Fail—The Ledger—July 2017
  • What Happens When a Tenant Abandons Personal Property?—The Ledger—September 2017
  • Know Your Contractor Before You Hire—The Ledger—November 2017
  • Worried about an Adverse Possession Claim?—The Ledger—December 2017