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Scott R. Rost

Partner
 srost@southmilhausen.com

Education/Faculty Affiliation

Florida State University (B.A., cum laude, 1985); Florida State University (J.D., with honors, 1988); Florida State University College of Law, Law Review (1987-1988); University of Central Florida, Department of Legal Affairs and Criminal Justice, Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies (civil procedure, real estate, partnerships and corporations), 1992-1997.

Bar Admissions

  • 1988, Florida
  • 1990, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 2006-present, Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation
  • 2013, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Community Association Litigation
  • Collection and Foreclosure
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions

Member

  • The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Business Law, Public Interest Law)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association

Foundation, Non-Profit, Public Interest Boards, and Public Service

Member, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions – Contract and Business Cases, 2016-present; Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, 2014-present; Co-chair, Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Legislative Subcommittee, 2015; Board of Trustees, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, 2014-present; Co-Chair, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Budget and Finance Committee, 2017; Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Treasurer, 2017; Board of Trustees, First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 2012; Director, Innocence Project of Florida, 2007-2012; Director, Florida Bar Foundation, 2004-2010

Professional Affiliations

The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Business Law, Public Interest Law); Florida Bar Speakers Bureau; Orange County Bar Association; Volusia County Bar Association, former Director; Center for International Legal Studies, Fellow; German American Business Chamber of Central Florida, Member; British American Business Chamber of Commerce, Member

Presentations and Publications

“Anatomy of a Foreclosure”, Daytona Beach, Florida (July, 2009).; How to Obtain Good Title in Florida Real Estate Transactions, Tampa, Florida (May, 2005), National Business Institute.; United States Real Estate Purchases by Non-Residents: Practical Considerations for the Foreign Clients and Their Counsel, Kitzbühel, Austria (March, 2005), Center for International Legal Studies.; Limits of the Lien Law, Daytona Beach, Florida (July, 2004), Lorman Educational Studies.; Florida Real Estate Title Law: Solutions to the Most Common Problems, Orlando, Florida (November, 2003), National Business Institute.; Control and Liability Questions for the Close, Private Companies Under State Law, Salzburg, Austria (June, 2003), Center for International Legal Studies.; “The Small American Corporation: Control and Liability Questions for Close Private Companies”, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer-Law International, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • 2008, 2017 – 2019 Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010 Orlando’s Top Lawyers
  • Top Rated General Litigation Attorney

Born – Dunedin, Florida, October 30, 1961
Languages – German
Agent for the following – Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., Issuing Agent, Title Insurance; WFG Title Insurance Company

Reported Cases – James v. County of Volusia, 683 So. 2d 555 (Fla. 5th DCA 1996) [legislative candidate qualifications challenge]; Johnson v. Women’s Health Center, Inc., 714 So. 2d 580 (5th DCA 1998), trial proceedings consolidated with others, sub nom. Madsen et al. v. Women’s Health Center, Inc., 512 U.S. 753 (1994) [balancing competing constitutional rights]

Occasional Guest Lecturer – Barry University, Dwayne Andreas College of Law; Daytona State College; University of Central Florida, Masters in Real Estate; Valencia College

Governmental Consultation, Policy Formation and Legislative Relations – Lobbying and petitioning members of United States Senate, House of Representatives, Florida Legislature and local county and municipal governments in Florida on various issues in concert with broad, bipartisan interest groups, including human trafficking, civil liberties and energy policy issues, 2000 – present.

OFFICES DOWNTOWN ORLANDO
LOCATED AT

Gateway Center
1000 Legion Place, Suite 1200
Orlando, Florida 32801


Tel 407-539-1638
Fax 407-539-2679

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