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Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on real estate transactions, commercial lending, estate planning and probate law. He has also assisted many clients with the creation of business governance documents and works frequently with local, national, and international banks and non-traditional lenders to complete complex commercial lending transactions.

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Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on real estate transactions, commercial lending, estate planning and probate law. He has also assisted many clients with the creation of business governance documents and works frequently with local, national, and international banks and non-traditional lenders to complete complex commercial lending transactions.

Derek has assisted clients in preparing for and restructuring in the wake of mergers, acquisitions and the acceptance of venture capital and private equity investors. He has also provided guidance to startup companies in secured financing, private placement fundraising, and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Derek held an internship with the Office of the General Counsel for the Florida Department of State. Before entering the legal realm, he worked as a closing specialist for a Tampa-area title company and focused on drafting contracts and shepherding real estate transactions.

Experience

  • Represented lending institutions in commercial lending and real estate transactions.
  • Assisted client in the successful acquisition of dozens of assisted living facilities.
  • Resolved disputes between developers, homeowners and homeowners associations.
  • Helped clients obtain planning and zoning approval from various government entities for construction, advertising, and other special uses.
  • Assisted client in preparation of private placement memorandum as part of capital fundraising effort.
  • Structured and documented clients’ private equity investment acquisitions.
  • Represented several lenders in commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings.
  • Created governing documents for a variety of business clients under tight deadlines.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Predicting the Future When Drafting LLC Operating Agreements," Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL (November 2013)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorneys' Title Fund Services LLC
  • First American Title Insurance Company - Attorney Agent
  • Bay Area Real Estate Council

Recognition

  • Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)

Industries

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Florida State University
    B.A. in History & Communications, cum laude, 1996

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Represented lending institutions in commercial lending and real estate transactions.
  • Assisted client in the successful acquisition of dozens of assisted living facilities.
  • Resolved disputes between developers, homeowners and homeowners associations.
  • Helped clients obtain planning and zoning approval from various government entities for construction, advertising, and other special uses.
  • Assisted client in preparation of private placement memorandum as part of capital fundraising effort.
  • Structured and documented clients’ private equity investment acquisitions.
  • Represented several lenders in commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings.
  • Created governing documents for a variety of business clients under tight deadlines.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Predicting the Future When Drafting LLC Operating Agreements," Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL (November 2013)
News
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorneys' Title Fund Services LLC
  • First American Title Insurance Company - Attorney Agent
  • Bay Area Real Estate Council
  • Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)