About Florida ARECS

What is the Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Florida?

The Attorney’s Real Estate Councils of Florida or Florida ARECS is a coalition of 18 local real estate councils (RECS) across the state representing nearly 1,000 real estate attorneys.


Our Mission

We believe that attorneys are uniquely qualified to better protect the public in real estate transactions. When we as real estate attorneys, Real Estate Councils and real estate professionals work together, we can better represent and improve outcomes for all involved. We mean it when we say “all involved.” That means all parties in a transaction, real estate agents and lenders – as well as buyers and sellers.

We want to be a conduit to bring together professionals and ideas from across the real estate spectrum to provide education, information and resources to our members as well as consumers, to enhance the practices of real estate attorneys, and to make each real estate experience a successful, positive and rewarding one.



In late 2013 an idea started swirling around Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (“The Fund”) to create a new statewide Real Estate Council or “REC” to be a central hub and resource to the nineteen local RECs that were operating independently and with limited interaction with each other.

The Fund invited seven leaders from some of the most successful RECs to work with them create a new REC ecosystem that would bring the RECs together to help them accomplish priorities important to the Florida real estate attorney community.

In 2014, the result was Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida, Inc. or “Florida ARECS” for short. We created Florida ARECS not to take the place of the local attorneys’ RECs but to harness the energy and maximize the local talent of the RECs in an effort to create a central bank, if you would, of their ideas and successes for the benefit of all RECs.

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Member Directory

The Florida ARECS Member Directory is designed to help you find professional real estate attorneys that are part of our network.




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Brenda Ezell

Ezell Law Firm, PA

Brenda Ezell, founding shareholder of the Ezell Law Firm, represents clients in various types of...

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Brian W. Hoffman

Carver Darden Koretzky Tessier Finn Blossman & Areaux LLC

Brian W. Hoffman is a partner with the firm, practicing in the firm’s Pensacola office. Mr....

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Denis Cohrs

The Cohrs Law Group, PA

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Erin N. Prete

Gasdick Stanton Early, P.A.

Erin N. Prete received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in 2005 and her...

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Frederick Jones

Frederick W. Jones, Attorney at Law

Frederick W. Jones is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate lawyer. He has been a member of...

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Jeffrey P. Zane

Jeffrey P. Zane, P.A.

Jeffrey P. Zane is the sole shareholder of Jeffrey P. Zane, P.A. His practice focuses on...

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Lynwood Arnold

Law Offices of Lynwood Arnold, P.A.

(2014-2020) Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University (B.A...

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Nishad Khan

Nishad Khan, P.L.

Nishad Khan is a Central Florida based real estate attorney, who established his own firm in 2007...

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Patricia Nugent

Nugent & Ground, L.L.C.

Founding Partner of Nugent & Ground LLCCo-Founder of Floridian Title & Escrow LLCAdmitted...

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