Eric A. Cruz

Eric A. Cruz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Valrico, FL

Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.
 | 1060 Bloomingdale Avenue, Valrico, FL 33596
Phone: 813-643-4900
Fax: 813-643-4904
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

I am a Partner with Bivins & Hemenway, P.A., a law firm located in Valrico, FL. My practice focuses on business law, real estate transactions, and estate planning, but I also practice in other areas such as commercial law, corporate law, contracts, commercial real estate, real estate title insurance, leases and leasing, banks and banking, trusts, and probate, among others. I assist clients in both transactional and litigation matters. I also currently handle the majority of the residential real estate closings completed by my firm.

I earned my law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida. My education included a strong emphasis on business and estate planning topics, and I developed further experience with estate planning and probate matters by serving as a student extern in the probate division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Alachua County, Florida.

About Eric Cruz

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Tampa Connection, 2015
  • Leadership Brandon, 2011
  • The Tampa Connection Board of Directors  
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Law Student Mentoring Program
  • Network Professionals, Inc., Brandon Chapter (Former President, Secretary, and Membership Chair)
  • The Tampa Connection Alumni Committee
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Selected to provide professional services for the preparation and scoring of the General Bar Examination

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Tampa Connection Alumni Committee - Community Connection Chair, 2017
  • Muller Elementary School - School Advisory Committee
  • New Tampa Family YMCA - Youth Sports Volunteer Coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Drafting Documents to Cure Defects, National Business Institute, 2018
  • A summary of common issues encountered by investors in the State of Florida when purchasing real property in foreclosure auction sales., Author, A Warning to Investors in Florida: Superior Liens Survive Foreclosure Sales, Stare Decisis, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2015
  • A quick guide to short sale transactions., Author, Short Sale Basics, BizLife, 2014
  • A brief overview of the most common misconceptions of homeowners living in communities governed by homeowners' associations., Author, Homeowners’ Associations: Four Common Myths, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law News, 2014, 2014
  • A summary of legal mistakes commonly made by small business owners, and resulting consequences and issues created by the same., Author, Common Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners, Important Legal Topics Affecting Companies Today, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law News, 2013, 2013
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Office Location for Eric A. Cruz

1060 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

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Last Updated: 1/8/2019

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