Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Estates
Don’s mission and commitment is to provide the highest quality legal services at a reasonable cost. He takes a personal approach to his clients with the emphasis on prompt communication. His practice is limited to estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. Don began his career at a firm which later became Gilmore, […]
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use and Property Development
Raised in Olathe, Kansas, Lee started his career on active duty in the U.S. Navy after earning an engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon completion of his active duty service as a Surface Warfare Officer, he attended the University of Florida and earned his Juris Doctor, with Honors, with a concentration in land […]
Jessica Dalziel joined Watson Sloane Johnson in 2018. She is responsible for the overall operations and management of the Firm, including financial planning and controls, personnel administration, records management and oversight of systems and facilities. Jessica shares responsibility with the managing partners for strategic planning, practice management and marketing, as well as identifying areas in need of improvement, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations and planning for the changing needs of the Firm. Prior to joining Watson Sloane Johnson, Jessica served as Office Administrator for multiple office locations at another large Florida law firm. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of South Florida.
Fran Fredrick has been with the Firm since its inception and has over 30 years of experience in the legal arena. Fran has spent the last 20 years focused on commercial real estate, assisting her team of attorneys with sophisticated multi-layered purchase and sale transactions. She is proficient in all areas of complex commercial real estate, including review of contracts, creating critical date timelines, ordering and review of title and surveys, drafting and preparation of closing and loan documents, (including closing statements), e-recording, disbursement of closing proceeds, and issuance of title insurance policies. Fran is a Florida Registered Paralegal and holds an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting from Valencia Community College.
Practice Areas: Real Estate
Paul "JJ" Johnson, Jr. represents real estate developers, investors, financial institutions and businesses in a wide range of commercial transactions. Mr. Johnson's goal is to provide high quality, cost effective representation while also helping to facilitate a successful transaction for his clients.
Cindy Kleinkopf is the Firm’s legal administrative assistant. Cindy has served in the legal industry since early 2015 and has experience in several areas of law. Cindy is also a student at Valencia College, focused on her degree in Legal Studies.
Practice Areas: Corporate, Taxation and International Transactions
Jeremy Sloane is one of the two founding partners of the firm and possesses nearly two decades of legal experience. His practice is devoted primarily to three practice areas: Corporate, Taxation, and International Transactions.
Maryann Thomas has been with the Firm since its inception and has almost two decades of experience providing support to small and mid-sized law firms in a variety of roles. Throughout her career, she has provided paralegal support on a wide range of matters, including corporate/business and commercial and residential real estate transactions, and intellectual property, civil litigation, estate planning, trust administration, and tax matters. She is also proficient in a variety of law firm operational matters, including bookkeeping, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and trust and escrow accounting. Maryann has a Bachelors’ Degree in Paralegal Studies from St. John’s University and is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal, Florida Registered Paralegal and Florida Certified Paralegal.
Practice Areas: Corporate, Finance
Brian is a managing partner of the firm with a focus on bond finance and assisting clients with the formation of corporate entities, day-to-day operations, and contract negotiation. He regularly serves as outside general counsel for various companies and routinely works with corporate in-house general counsel on various legal matters for their businesses. His experience […]
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use, Corporate Finance
Nikki is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Finance groups. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use entitlements, permitting and code enforcement issues, and due diligence reviews for vacant and developed land. Nikki also represents issuers, financial institutions, underwriters and investors in connection with the public and private offering of […]
Justin Wisman is a corporate paralegal with more than 7 years of experience in the legal industry. Justin works alongside our corporate and public finance attorneys, handling a variety of complex high-dollar transactions. In connection with these transactions, Justin performs various tasks related to trademark registrations, asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and closing transactions for institutional lenders. He is also very involved in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, drafting organizational documents, filing IRS forms, filing annual reports, foreign qualifications, fictitious name registrations and entity dissolutions. Justin is also responsible for the corporate maintenance program for the Firm.