Kevin F. Jursinski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Law Office of Jursinski & Murphy, PLLC
15701 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-337-1147
Fax: 239-337-5364
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer (40%), Business Litigation (30%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%)
Attorney Profile

Kevin F. Jursinski has 40 years of experience in the areas of real estate and construction law and business litigation.  Mr. Jursinski is Florida Bar Board-Certified in Real Estate Law, Business Litigation, and Construction Law, the only attorney in the state to be certified in these three areas simultaneously. He is also recognized as one of the premier attorneys in the state for entertainment and gaming law in regard to game promotions, arcade centers and video games.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice at Kent State University, Mr. Jursinski earned his Juris Doctor from the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1980, graduating in the top 15 percent of his class. Today, he is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Although skilled in litigation, Mr. Jursinski explores all potential outcomes of a case and recognizes the value of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom when possible. As a certified court mediator and state-qualified arbitrator, Mr. Jursinski is proficient in alternative dispute resolution methods. His dedication to ethics and customer service has earned him the top rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Jursinski is an active member of The Florida Bar and the Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, and he also serves as a licensed real estate salesman with nearly 40 years of experience.  

At the Law Office of Jursinski & Murphy, he accepts clients in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as throughout Lee and Collier counties.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Consumer
Focus Areas

Construction Defects

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Kevin F. Jursinski

Admitted: 1981, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.JMLawFL.com/attorneys/kevin-f-jursinski/

Honors/Awards

  • “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010-2020
  • Southwest Florida’s Premier Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell 
  • Graduated, Top 15% of Class, Fast Track Program, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2010-2021
  • Superb, 10.0 Rated by AVVO.com, a Lawyer Review & Referral Website

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Florida Business Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, Real Estate Investment Society
  • Member, Florida Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Florida

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Anna’s Linens, Inc vs Miromar Outlet West, LLC, 2011
  • First Leasing and Funding of Florida, Inc. vs. Fiedler, (1992, Fla App D2) 591 So. 2d 1152, 1992
  • 161 Association, Inc. vs. State of Florida, Department of Business Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Case No. 00-9129-CA, Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit In and For Lee County, Florida, 2003
  • Hector Camacho vs. David Byers (657 So. 2d 1168) (Table) (1995 & 1996 2DCA)
  • Manalili vs. Commercial Mowing and Grading, (1983, Fla. App D2) 442 So. 2d 411, 1983
  • Tobacco vs. Broward Vending, Inc. d/b/a Gulfstream Vending, Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, State of Florida, 1997
  • C & J Sapp Pub. Co. vs. Tandy Corporation and First Leasing and Funding, (1991, Fla App D2)

Educational Background

  • Kent State University, B.A., Social Theory, Criminal Justice, 1972

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in Real Estate, 1991
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Attorney, 2013
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney, 2012
  • State-qualified Arbitrator
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

Transactions

  • $1.4M -   Sarasota County Hotel Leasehold Title Policy, 2015
  • $4.9M – Collier County Residential Closing, 2015
  • $8.8M - Lee County Mortgage Closing, 2015
  • $2.1M – Lee County Commercial Mortgage Closing, 2015
  • $7.2M – Lee County/Fort Myers Beach Property Sale, 2015
  • $1.6M – Lee County Commercial Property Sale, 2015
  • $2.45M - Collier County Hotel Refinance, 2015
  • $2.4M – Collier County Residential Refinance, 2015
  • $6M - Lee County Commercial Property Sale, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “The Benefits of Becoming a Florida Resident”, Author, “The Benefits of Becoming a Florida Resident” , “The Benefits of Becoming a Florida Resident” , 2018
  • This article addresses the frequent issues that arise with the construction of a new home and the ways homeowners can protect their investment., Author, The Board-Certified Attorneys' Tips for Negotiating, Drafting, and Monitoring the Construction Contract of your Home, www.JMLawFL.com, Homeowners, 2020
  • This course was developed in accordance to the Florida licensing guidelines for general contractors.  The course outlines the construction contract as well as Florida Construction Lien Law.  As a bonus, this course also addresses ways that general contractors can properly develop an asset protection plan for their business and personally., Title Speaker, Asset Protection, Construction Contracts and Construction Lien Law , Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation , General Contractors, 2020
  • “Use of Business Entities for the Acquisition of Real Estate Investments: Fundamental Approach in Comparing Florida LLCs and Florida Land Trusts”, Author, “Use of Business Entities for the Acquisition of Real Estate Investments: Fundamental Approach in Comparing Florida LLCs and Florida Land Trusts”, “Use of Business Entities for the Acquisition of Real Estate Investments: Fundamental Approach in Comparing Florida LLCs and Florida Land Trusts”, 2015
  • “What Foreign Investors Need to Know when Buying, Selling or Leasing Florida Real Estate”, Author, “What Foreign Investors Need to Know when Buying, Selling or Leasing Florida Real Estate” , “What Foreign Investors Need to Know when Buying, Selling or Leasing Florida Real Estate” , 2016
  • “What Real Estate Agents Need to know about Professional Liability”, Author, “What Real Estate Agents Need to know about Professional Liability”, “What Real Estate Agents Need to know about Professional Liability”, 2016
  • “Business Court Roundtable Review”, Author, “Business Court Roundtable Review”, Adverse Witness: A Collier County Bar Association Publication, 2016
  • This topic discusses the benefits to bringing a specialized business court to the growing area of Southwest Florida., Title Speaker, Creating a Specialized Business Court in Southwest Florida, Lee County Economic Development Horizon Council, Lee County Legal And Business Leaders, 2018
  • “Ideas for Sale of Single Family Homes to Enhance Marketing”, Author, “Ideas for Sale of Single Family Homes to Enhance Marketing” , “Ideas for Sale of Single Family Homes to Enhance Marketing” , 2018
  • “Transfer of Florida Real Property to Children as a Simple Estate Planning Tool”, Author, “Transfer of Florida Real Property to Children as a Simple Estate Planning Tool” , “Transfer of Florida Real Property to Children as a Simple Estate Planning Tool” , 2018
  • "What Foreign Buyers Need to Know When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate: Citizenship/Residency, Federal Tax Requirements, FIRPTA, and Tax Treaties”, Author, "What Foreign Buyers Need to Know When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate: Citizenship/Residency, Federal Tax Requirements, FIRPTA, and Tax Treaties” , "What Foreign Buyers Need to Know When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate: Citizenship/Residency, Federal Tax Requirements, FIRPTA, and Tax Treaties” , 2018
  • “The Board-Certified Attorney’s Guide to Buying and Selling Real Estate in Florida”, Author, “The Board-Certified Attorney’s Guide to Buying and Selling Real Estate in Florida” , “The Board-Certified Attorney’s Guide to Buying and Selling Real Estate in Florida” , 2018
  • "Pitfalls Involving Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Agreements in Residential Real Estate Transactions”, Author, "Pitfalls Involving Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Agreements in Residential Real Estate Transactions” , "Pitfalls Involving Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Agreements in Residential Real Estate Transactions” , 2020
  • “How COVID-19 Will Affect Your Real Estate Investment in Florida”, Author, “How COVID-19 Will Affect Your Real Estate Investment in Florida” , “How COVID-19 Will Affect Your Real Estate Investment in Florida” , 2020
  • “2020 Hurricane Season – Prepare Yourself for Property Damage Claims”, Author, o “2020 Hurricane Season – Prepare Yourself for Property Damage Claims” , “2020 Hurricane Season – Prepare Yourself for Property Damage Claims” , General Public, 2020
  • This course outlined the important information for Construction Contractors in order to ascertain or renew their Florida Contracting Licensing Requirements., Keynote Speaker, Asset Protection, Construction Contracts and Construction Lien Law , Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation , Certified Construction Contractors, 2020
  • This seminar outlined the mortgage foreclosure process and ways to expedite what can be a very long and expensive legal proceeding. , Guest Speaker, What is an Expedited Mortgage Foreclosure? , Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association, Real Estate Brokers, Agents And Investors, 2019
  • This course provided the most recent Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts: FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is., Guest Speaker, 2019 Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is , Re/Max Realty Team Cape Coral, 2019
  • This course outlined the most recent Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts: FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is , Guest Speaker, 2019 Updates to Residential Real Estate Contracts FARBAR and FARBAR As-Is , Simonelli Real Estate Group, Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Agents, 2019
  • This lecture outlined, in layman's terms, the differences between a Florida Real Estate Contract that is termed “As-Is” versus a standard format and the pitfalls that can be hidden within the fine print. , Guest Speaker, When an “As-Is” Real Estate Contract really isn’t “As-Is” , presented to the Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association, Real Estate Brokers, Agents And Investors, 2019
  • This course provided real estate brokers and agents with the most recent updates to Florida's Residential Real Estate Contracts: FARBAR & FARBAR “AS-IS”, Guest Speaker, Residential Real Estate Contracts: FARBAR & FARBAR “AS-IS” , Bonita Springs & Estero Realtors Association, Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Agents, 2018
  • This course discusses the fundamentals of Construction Law for homeowners, agents and contractors, Keynote Speaker, Fundamentals of Construction Law: Building the Framework for a Home Construction Project, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2016
  • This course discusses concepts of forming and implementing a successful real estate team; the broad range of behavior that could be considered as sexual harassment and ways to implement a clear anti-sexual harassment policy in the workplace; and the importance of data security and and privacy for your real estate brokerage. , Panel Speaker, Workplace Issues and Legal Rights: Team Building Concepts, Sexual Harassment & Data Security, Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Agents, 2018
  • Discussing the differences between real estate contracts FARBAR and FARBAR "AS-IS"., Keynote Speaker, Residential Real Estate Contracts, Bonita Springs & Estero Realtor Association, Real Estate Brokers And Real Estate Agents, 2018
  • American Land Title reports 36% of all real estate transactions have a defect in title.  This course outlines the benefits of having title insurance, if issued properly and the pitfalls if the insurance is not properly issued. , Keynote Speaker, Buying Real Estate with Title Defects, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2018
  • What to look for in a real estate attorney is somewhat of a broad topic. In a day of specialization, even real estate attorneys don’t specialize in all the areas of real estate. How to choose between a litigation attorney and a transactional attorney What 5 things you need to ask the attorney you are interviewing. , Keynote Speaker, Five Questions to Ask a Real Estate Attorney Before Hiring Them and What You Really Need to Know!, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2018
  • This course provides the overview of: *Construction Contract essential areas *Final payment check list *Draw schedules *Partial releases *“Proper payments” *Disputes utilizing Alternate Dispute Resolutions procedures *Legal concept of construction lien *Property Interests subject to Lien  *Key elements of Lien Law    *Recording: What and When  *The Claim of Lien  *Who can file a construction lien?    *Release of Lien  *Procedure for Lien Enforcement and time periods  *Dotting i's and crossing t's  , Keynote Speaker, Building a Home in Florida: Your Biggest Investment and Biggest Risk of Loss, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Homeowners, Investors, Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Property Inspectors, Property Damage Restoration Experts, 2017
  • Every Florida Resident, Real Estate Investor and Real Estate Professional Should know:  * What Asset Protection is and who needs it * What Asset Protection Strategies should be implemented * What steps are needed for Trusts, Estate Planning & Taxes ¨ How to Protect Assets without incurring significant costs  , Title Speaker, Asset Protection, Florida Residents, Real Estate Investors And Real Estate Professionals, 2017
  • Understanding and Creating Effective Joint Ventures for Real Estate Transactions, Keynote Speaker, Understanding and Creating Effective Joint Ventures for Real Estate Transactions, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, Homeowners, Investors, Real Estate Agents, Title Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Lenders, 2016
  • Key Note Speaker, Strategic Mortgage Defaults, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2012
  • Key Note Speaker, The MIRROR Program, Short Sales & Loss Mitigation, Women's Council of Realtors, Fort Myers Chapter, Brokers, Investors, Real Estate Agents, Title Agents, 2012
  • Key Note Speaker, Strategic Mortgage Defaults: Part 1, Lee County Bar, RPPTL Section, Attorneys, 2012
  • Key Note Speaker, Strategic Mortgage Defaults Part II, Lee County Bar, RPPTL Section, Attorneys, 2012
  • Title Speaker, Commercial Property Management & Commercial Leasing Seminar, , Brokers, Commercial Real Estate Agents, Investors, 2011
  • Title Speaker, Asset Protection , Attorneys, 2011
  • Speaker, Loss Mitigation during Divorce, Florida Bar - Family Law Section, 2013
  • Speaker, Property Damage: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Real Estate Investments, 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, Buying Real Estate With Title Issues, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, 2014
  • Seminar Presenter, Residential Real Estate Contracts: Differences Between FARBAR, FARBAR As Is, FAR, and NABOR, Keller Williams Elite Realty, 2014
  • Key Note Speaker, Bringing a Business Court to the 20th Judicial Circuit, Collier County Bar Association, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Dodd Frank Act Update: Seller Financing Restrictions & Exceptions, Invest Florida, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, Buy, Build, Remodel: Knowing the Facts about Florida's Construction Lien Law, Jones & Company Realty, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, Understanding Florida's Construction Lien Law, Building Industry Association Of Lee County, 2014
  • Dodd Frank Act Update: Seller Financing Restrictions & Exceptions, Southwest Florida Investors Association, 2015
  • Key Note Speaker, Drafting Real Estate Contracts: Five Fundamental Concepts for Residential and Commercial Purchases or Construction, 2014
  • Key Note Speaker, Checkbook Controlled LLCs, Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Incorporating your Real Estate Business: What you need to know now, Keller Williams Elite Realty, 2014
  • Presenter, Short Sales & Loss Mitigation Real Living Cypress Realty, February 2012
  • Sponsored Speaker, Use of Business Entities to Buy and Hold Real Estate Investments: Florida Land Trusts vs. LLCs, Self Sponsored Event, 2015
  • Use of Business Entities to Buy and Hold Real Estate: Florida Land Trusts vs LLCs, Author, Use of Business Entities to Buy and Hold Real Estate: Florida Land Trusts vs LLCs, Use of Business Entities to Buy and Hold Real Estate: Florida Land Trusts vs LLCs, 2015
  • Author, Dodd Frank Act Update: Seller Financing Restrictions & Exceptions, 2015
  • Key Note Speaker, Bringing a Business Court to the 20th Judicial Circuit, Lee County Bar Association, 2015
  • Author, Checkbook Controlled LLCs: , 2014
  • Invited Presenter, Notice of Lis Pendens & Slander of Title: How to Effectively Use a Lis Pendens and Avoid a Claim of Disparagement of Title, The Florida Bar, 2015
  • Author, Important Issues to Consider when Selling or Buying a Home in Florida and Why Legal Representation is Essential, http://www.kfjlaw.com/files/2012/05/Important-Issues-to-Consider-when-Buying-or-Selling-a-Home-in-Florida.-Website-Edition.-8.29.13.pdf, 2013
  • Presenter, Asset Protection, Keller Williams Elite Realty, Bonita Springs
  • Author, Home Repair or Remodeling Under Normal Circumstances and/or in the Event of Casualty Losses, 2013
  • Foreclosures, Strategic Mortgage Defaults, Deed in Reduction and Short Sales, Family Law Section, Florida Bar , Title Speaker, Foreclosures, Strategic Mortgage Defaults, Deed in Reduction and Short Sales, Family Law Section, Florida Bar , 2013
  • Author, Florida New LLC Act: How this New Act Affects Your Exsiting LLC and Future Business Issues, 2014
  • Year of the Short Sale and Investment Opportunities in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Title Speaker, Year of the Short Sale and Investment Opportunities in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Brokers, Agents And Investors, 2013
  • Key Note Speaker, National Mortgage Settlement, Short Sales & Loss Mitigation, Women's Council of Realtors, Fort Myers Chapter, Real Estate Agents, Title Agents, Investors, Bankers, 2012
  • Title Speaker, Real Estate Practice: Avoiding Professional & Administrative Liability, Keller Williams Elite, Real Estate Brokers And Agents, 2012
  • Panelist/Speaker, The Strategic Mortgage Default & Foreclosure Process, International Global and Real Estate Expo, And Agents, Brokers, Real Estate Investors, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Negotiation And Preparation
  • Condo/HOA Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Leins
  • Corporations And LLC's
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Gaming Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Property Damage Insurance Claims
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Short Sales
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Office Location for Kevin F. Jursinski

15701 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Phone: 239-337-1147

Fax: 239-337-5364

Last Updated: 1/15/2021

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