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Fisher & Sauls, P.A.
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Serving
St. Petersburg,
Florida
and the
Tampa Bay Area
Since 1936
At Fisher & Sauls,
We are a Seasoned Team that will
Provide Professional
Advice And Counsel
Many of
Our Attorneys
are Certified by the
The Florida Bar Board
Of Legal Specialization
We bring together a
Diverse Team
of Attorneys with
Expertise Necessary For
A Complete Solution

Established St. Petersburg Law Firm Serving the Community for Over 80 Years

The attorneys of Fisher & Sauls, P.A. look forward to providing truly exceptional and personalized legal representation to you. We are a firm that is proud to have a long heritage of providing superlative legal counsel to the people and businesses of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area, a nimbleness to adapt to and lead in the future of our profession, and a strong commitment to civic involvement and community service.

Fisher & Sauls, P.A. has been representing a diverse set of clients, both individuals and businesses, throughout St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area since 1936. As we move into our eighth decade, our attorneys are continuing the tradition of excellence for which our firm is known and are bringing innovative, resourceful, and creative legal services into the practice of law in the 21st century.

Our attorneys are qualified to represent you or your business in a wide array of legal matters, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate matters, corporate law, and civil litigation. We are prepared to provide you with the proper advice and personal guidance to achieve optimal results. Our attorneys work as a team to develop tailored, professional, and cost-effective solutions designed to protect and promote your rights, interests, and objectives.

Fisher & Sauls is the perfect size law firm to best serve our clients’ needs. We are large enough to offer a range of expertise and talent among our attorneys, but small enough to provide personal attention and responsive communication. Our clients benefit from our responsiveness and dedication to each case.

As a legal team and as individual attorneys, we work to quickly and accurately assess our clients’ legal needs and present suitable options for addressing and resolving the matter at hand. For every legal question, we discuss the benefits, risks, and potential expense of proceeding with a given course of action.

  • Estate Planning – Our goal at Fisher & Sauls is to personally tailor a comprehensive estate plan for you that protects and preserves your interests and assets. Estate planning is not just about the disposition of your assets at death – it also encompasses a plan for you if you become incapacitated and asset protection advice to help you protect your assets during your lifetime. Each person’s goals and needs are different – we can help you develop a plan that is ideal for you.
  • Probate, Guardianship & Trust Administration – Our estate planning attorneys have extensive experience helping clients navigate estate and trust administration. We know the stress and uncertainty that accompanies administering the affairs of a deceased loved one. We offer compassionate counsel during an otherwise difficult time. Fisher & Sauls also represents corporate trustees and personal representatives for local and national financial institutions and trust companies.
  • Real Estate & Transactional Law – With a deep understanding of the St. Petersburg real estate market, our firm represents individuals and financial institutions in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, real estate investments, commercial leasing, and lending.
  • Corporate & Business Law – The attorneys in our corporate and business law practice provide advice on a variety of legal matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, business ownership, and asset sales. Our corporate and business law attorneys partner with our estate planning group to provide business succession and tax planning for business owners. For those clients who desire it, we offer a corporate service program, in which our attorneys will insure that your annual corporate filings and other important documents are kept current – allowing you to focus on running on your business.
  • Trial Practice – Litigators from Fisher & Sauls skillfully represent individuals and businesses in Florida state courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings. If you have a civil litigation matter and need assistance, we hope that you will allow us the privilege of representing you.

We treat our clients with respect, and we value the client relationships we have built over the years. Some of our clients are the grandchildren of original clients who sought our representation years ago. That type of committed, personal relationship typifies the Fisher & Sauls’ client experience.

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Meet Our Team
  • Stephen Chumbris Sr.
  • John Hamilton
  • Terry Hirsch
  • Robert Kapusta
  • Bruce Marger
  • Thomas McLain
  • Marilyn Polson
  • Hunter Rawls
  • Erica Smith
  • Kenneth Thornton
  • Laurie Valentine
  • Lindsey D. Lamb

News
  • Lindsey D. Lamb

    Lindsey Lamb has been selected to serve on the Board of the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg.

  • Lindsey D. Lamb

    Fisher & Sauls welcomes attorney Lindsey Lamb to the Real Estate Department, where she practices in the areas of real estate, banking, and commercial finance. Lindsey formerly served as in-house counsel for a national title underwriter and has also represented large, national banks in areas related to real estate, foreclosure, and title. We are excited to have her as part of our team!

  • Laurie Valentine

    Laurie Valentine, a member of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Team, just concluded her term as Lead Co-Chair of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). When she assumed that position in April 2017 she became the first woman to lead the organization in its 90 years of existence. The ACGA, an IRC §501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1927 to promote responsible philanthropy through the development of actuarially-sound suggested maximum charitable gift annuity rates, provision of quality training and resources, and advocacy of appropriate consumer protection. At its biennial Conference on Gift Planning in Seattle, Washington in April Ms. Valentine gave the Chair’s Address at a plenary luncheon session and presented a breakout session on “Charitable Gift Annuities---Basics and Best Practices

  • Louie N. Adcock, Jr.

    It is with heavy hearts that Fisher & Sauls, P.A. announces that its senior member, Louie N. Adcock, Jr., died October 11, 2017. Mr. Adcock was a beloved member of Fisher & Sauls for 61 years, a well-respected trusts and estates attorney, a leader in the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Florida Bar, and a mentor to countless attorneys who had the privilege to practice and interact with him. He will be sorely missed.

  • Marilyn M. Polson

    After 30 years of practicing law with Fisher & Sauls, Marilyn M. Polson has retired as of March 1st, 2018, and has moved to an “of counsel” position with the firm. Marilyn will continue to be associated with Fisher & Sauls, although for the most part, she will no longer be in the office. We will greatly miss Marilyn, but we are excited for her as she begins her retirement!

  • Erica K. Smith

    Erica K. Smith has been selected as the winner of The 2018 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) in recognition of her outstanding contribution of pro bono legal services to the poor. She was recognized at the Florida Supreme Court in January.

  • Laurie Valentine

    Laurie Valentine has rejoined the Wills, Trusts and Estates Department of Fisher & Sauls, where she practiced from 1982 to 1993 and was of counsel 1993 to 1999. She will once again concentrate her practice in the areas of planning for federally taxable estates, will and trust preparation, probate and trust administration, planning for children and future generations (both minors and beyond), charitable gift planning, special needs planning, business succession planning, and guardianship.

  • Erica K. Smith

    In April, Erica Smith graduated from the 2017-2018 class of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel.

  • Bruce Marger

    Bruce Marger has accepted continued service for 2018 as a legal advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Masonic Home and to the Masonic Grand Lodge of Florida.

  • Laurie Valentine

    Laurie Valentine presented the “Charitable Gift Annuity Basics & Best Practices” breakout session at the American Council on Gift Annuities’ Conference on Charitable Gift Planning in Seattle in April and “Gift Annuity Program Best Practices” at the Planned Giving Group of Greater New York’s Spring Conference in May.

  • C. Hunter Rawls

    Hunter Rawls has been elected as President Elect for the Sunrise Rotary of St. Petersburg. Hunter’s term as President will begin June 2019.

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