Jeffrey Shear, Partner


Jeffrey Shear is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Shear represents developers, lenders, and institutional investors in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of commercial and residential real estate, including residential and commercial condominiums, multifamily developments, office buildings, hotels, and shopping centers. His representation also includes land use, zoning and permitting issues, as well as representation of landlords and tenants in commercial lease preparation and negotiation.

Mr. Shear also counsels hospitals and hospital systems regarding real estate transactions, including real estate development, leasing, Stark, and anti-kickback regulatory issues. He is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Tulane University (B.S.)
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Investment Council (Board of Directors)
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Tampa
  • Tampa Theater (Board of Directors)
  • Florida Holocaust Museum Leadership Council (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • “Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers” Tampa Bay Magazine