Richard C. Grant

Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 514-0377


University of Florida J.D., with honors, 1972

University of Florida B.A., 1965

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, Business Law, and Environmental Law & Land Use Sections)

Professional Involvement

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, Business Law, and Environmental Law & Land Use Sections)

Community Involvement

Southwest Florida Alliance for Economic Development,Alliance, Inc., Former Director

Economic Incubators, Inc., Former Director and Chair

Economic Development Council of Collier County, Former Director and Chair

Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Former Director, and Chair

Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust, Director, and Former President

Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council, Former Director, and Scoutmaster

Forum Club of Collier County, Former Director

Fine Arts Society of Collier County (now United Arts Council), Former Director and President

The Moorings Park Institute, Incorporated, Director (2017-present)

Military Experience

U.S. Army infantry officer (1965-1968)

Awarded Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge

Richard Grant is a founding member of the firm and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1979. He has been board certified in real estate by The Florida Bar since 1987, and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He has been recognized as The Best Lawyers in America “Fort Myers Area Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2018 and “Fort Myers Area Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 and 2015. He received the 2012 Medal of Honor from Collier County Bar Association. In 2014 was recognized as the Citizen of the Year in Collier County, Florida. In 2018 he was recognized as the Lion of the Law by the judges in Collier County.

Practice Areas: Business Services     Real Estate

Areas of Concentration:

Real estate development and financing

Real estate and business acquisitions and mergers

Corporate and partnership law

Construction law

Condominium law

Real property titles and land use

Attorney Publications/Presentations:

Past speaker at Florida Bar seminars

Past speaker at University of Miami Condominium Institute

Past speaker at Collier County Bar Association seminars

Co-Author, Chapter 9, Mixed-Use Communities and Mixed-Use Buildings, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, 8th Edition (2016, 2018 and 2020 Editions)

Professional Involvement:

Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Committee (1999-2004) (2009-2015), Chair (2002-03), Chair (2014-2015)

Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Former Member

20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Former Member and Chair

Florida Bar Real Property Litigation Handbook, Former Advisor

American Bar Association Subcommittees on Time Shares and Easements, Former Chair

Collier County Bar Association, Former Director and Real Estate Attorneys Section, Chair

University of Florida College of Law Center Association, Former Trustee

Representative Experience:

Project documentation for complex urban residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments

Complex multi-tier business entity organization and re-organizations

Development, construction, and permanent real estate financing, corporate finance, and mezzanine finance

Complex construction contracts

Internal disputes within complex business  entities

Sale and purchase of all types of real estate and businesses

General counsel to several substantial business entities