Jason W. Searl - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
D 407-244-5601

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Biography

Jason was born and raised in the city of Winter Park and, prior to joining GrayRobinson, was the founding partner and managing attorney of Jason W. Searl, P.A., a real estate, land use and business law firm with offices in Orlando. Jason has experience representing land owners, developers and individuals in matters before various local governments and agencies in Central Florida, including the cities of Apopka, Belleview, Casselberry, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Deltona, Gainesville, Lake Wales, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Port Orange, St. Cloud, Tallahassee, Titusville, Town of Dundee, Town of Ponce Inlet, Winter Haven and Winter Park, and the counties of Brevard, Highlands, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. He also represents the District Board of Trustees of Seminole State College. Jason has experience in real state acquisitions and sales, licensing, development and finance, title insurance, and escrow and closing agent services as an agent of Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. and The FUND.

In addition, Jason assisted with the firm's historic defense of a political action committee's efforts to allow a referendum to elect a special elected chair of the Orange County School Board and is an assistant city attorney for the town of Howey-in-the-Hills, the City of Ft. Meade and Polk City. Jason's real estate and transactional experience includes title insurance, escrow and closing agent services, business entity formation, corporate counsel, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, and business contracts review.

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Background

Jason obtained his bachelor's degree in 1997 from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and went on to receive his juris doctor degree and master's of business administration from Stetson University in 2000. While in law school, Jason received the Research & Writing II Best Appellee Brief Award.

Jason concentrates his practice in the areas of public law, government, land use, banking, business, corporate, environmental and real estate. He is active in his community, serving on the city of Orlando's Municipal Planning Board and as the firm representative in the Association of Florida Community Developers.

Education
  • Furman University, B.A. (1997)
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Rush Chair
  • Stetson University, J.D., M.B.A. (2000)
    • Research & Writing II Best Appellee Brief Award
Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • University of Central Florida, Adjunct Professor of Intergovernmental Administration, Fall 2015
  • Association of Florida Community Developers, 2008-present
  • Urban Land Institute, 2008-present
  • Volusia County Association for Responsible Development, 2008-present
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2008-2010
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, 2008-2010; 2013-2014
  • Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors, 2008-2010
  • Greater Orlando Homebuilders' Association, 2008-2010 
Civic
  • Leadership Seminole, Class 24
  • Connect DTO, Downtown Orlando Partnership, 2017 Class
  • Boone High School Athletic Association, Board Member, 2017
  • Central Florida Partnership, Board of Directors, 2016
  • City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board, 2011-present
    • Chair, 2015
    • Vice Chair, 2013
  • City of Orlando Board of Zoning Adjustment, Former Chair and Vice Chair, 2007-2011
  • Orange County Redistricting Advisory Committee, Vice Chair, 2011
  • Blankner School Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011-2017
    • Vice President, 2013
    • Secretary, 2012
  • Presidents Council Commercial Real Estate Forum, Member and Legal Counsel, 2009-present
  • Heart to Heart, a Community Care Organization, Board Member and Legal Counsel, 2009-present
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 78, 2009-2010
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Fundraising Planning Committee, 2009
  • Environmental Law Educational Event, Facilitator, 2008
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Small Businesses: Whether Or Not To Incorporate," Seminole County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Legal Symposium, August 21, 2014
  • "Status Update on Public Works Projects in Orlando," Orange County Bar Association Business Law Committee Meeting, Orlando, Florida, December 4, 2013
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