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Attorney Robert Austin Burson

Having moved to the Treasure Coast in December 1976 following graduation from the University of Florida's College of Law and School of Business Administration, I have now practiced law in the Treasure Coast area for over 36 years. Since 1977, I have been a title agent for Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc.  and currently for Old Republic Title Insurance Company.  I served as counsel for Community Savings, F.A. in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties from 1977 to 2002 , when CS was sold to BankAtlantic.

My practice continues to be concentrated in the areas of:

- real property law (residential and commercial), including:

     - issuance of title insurance for lenders and owners;

     - real estate closings for purchase, sale, & refinance transactions;  

     - real estate contract preparation & review;

      - mortgage law;

      - mortgage foreclosures (for lenders and borrowers)

- corporate and business law, including:

     - the purchase and sale of businesses;

      - residential and commercial leases;

      - formation and organization of corporations;

      - formation and organization of limited liability companies;

- condominium and property owners association matters, including;

      - preparation of condominium and property owners association documents for developers and for associations after takeover by owners; 

       -  general association representation  

- estate planning including:

        - wills;

        - revocable living trusts;

        - powers of attorney;

         - health care surrogates;

         - living wills

- probate administration

- guardianships



I am certified by the Florida Bar in the area of real estate law and am rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating given).

My professional and civic activities include the following:

Real Property Council of Martin County (an organization of local Fund members who meet to discuss state and local real estate issues to be able to better serve clients’ real estate needs) Charter and current member
President in 1993

The Florida Bar Member, Bar Grievance Committee, 19A (2006-2008)
Chairman , Bar Grievance Committee 19A (2008)

Martin County Bar Association Chair of real estate committee for numerous terms
Attorney Of The Year (1997-98) Awarded for bringing positive community recognition to the bar association

Realtor Association of Martin County Affiliate member 
Past lecturer at Association Seminars on various topics including the preparation of real estate contracts, surveys and water rights

Keep Martin Beautiful, Inc. (an affiliate of Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.)
Charter director
Secretary 1996-97
President (1997-98)

www.keepmartinbeautiful.org

Friends of The Lyric, Inc. Charter member of board
Director (1987-91) (1993-07)
Secretary
President (2 terms) April 1999- April 2001

www.friendsofthelyric.com


Kiwanis Club of Stuart Member since February 1979
Past President (1985)
Past Lieutenant Governor for Division 13 (1988)
State Chairman for Florida District of Kiwanis International for Special Olympics (4 terms)
Past member of the Kiwanis International committee for Special Olympics
Member of Board of Directors (5th term)
Legion of Honor 30 years of service
Kiwanian of the Year (2008)

www.kiwanisclubofstuart.org 

Martin County Special Olympics Member of the steering committee (18 years)
Past chairman for Area Special Olympic Games 

Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund  - (business trust) Served from December 2013 to date.

Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc. - Served as Director from December 2013 through June 2016.

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