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Phelps Adds Real Estate Partner to Tampa Office

January 31, 2020

TAMPA – Phelps Dunbar is committed to providing effective, practical solutions for its business clients in Florida and throughout the region. The firm took another step toward that goal with its latest hire of partner Rob Gidel in the Tampa office.

Rob strengthens Phelps’ ability to deliver specialized real estate legal services. He enhances the firm’s ability to attract and take on larger, more complex projects.

“There is an incredible amount of growth and development occurring in Tampa at this time,” said Dennis McClelland, managing partner of Phelps’ Tampa office. “Adding a dynamic lawyer like Rob to our team positions Phelps to better serve our clients in representing them in a wide variety of complex real estate transactions.”

Rob has devoted his practice to commercial real estate. His background runs the gamut, from negotiations, to buying and selling commercial projects, to representing developers and lenders.

In 2015, Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio appointed Rob to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission to select the finalists for all U.S. District Judge, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal vacancies in Florida. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors for The Society of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. and is a past President of the Tampa Bay Bergstrom Council.

For any questions contact Dennis McClelland at 813-472-7865.


Phelps is a full-service law firm of 300 attorneys. We blend valuable traditions and progressive ideas to foster a culture of collaboration among our lawyers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and London. Our six core practice groups — admiralty, business, health care, insurance, labor and employment, and litigation — work together to offer clients a progressive, diverse practice and partnership that handles a broad range of sophisticated business needs regionally, nationally, and internationally.