Rosemary O'Shea

Partner

Orlando
T 407.649.4006  |  F 407.841.0168

Rosemary O'Shea is a general business lawyer with a focus in real estate and financing transactions and employment law. She has an extensive background concentrated on advice regarding construction and accessibility issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rosemary seeks risk-free solutions for her clients through a practical approach, using her strength in problem solving and a focus on clients' business goals.

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  • Supervised and assisted two hospitality clients in nationwide survey of properties in compliance with American Disability Act. Coordinated with survey company on nationwide basis to survey properties and determine remediation measures. Found options for clients in compliance with law. Drafted comment letters to justice department with respect to proposed regulations of ADA.
  • Assisted public college in acquisition of sites for campus expansion. Negotiated purchase, resolved title issues, and provided for college’s control of development on site.
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Experience

  • Supervised and assisted two hospitality clients in nationwide survey of properties in compliance with American Disability Act. Coordinated with survey company on nationwide basis to survey properties and determine remediation measures. Found options for clients in compliance with law. Drafted comment letters to justice department with respect to proposed regulations of ADA.
  • Assisted public college in acquisition of sites for campus expansion. Negotiated purchase, resolved title issues, and provided for college’s control of development on site.
  • Assisted client in sale of office building during difficult economic circumstances. Represented client through all aspects of sale, including numerous complex real estate and financing issues.
  • Assisted client in dispute with Florida Department of Revenue concerning taxes and structure of business.

Recognitions

  • Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2009 to 2015)
    Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC
    • Orlando: Real Estate Law
  • Orlando Home & Leisure: Top Woman Lawyer (2012)
  • Owners Association, Orlando Chapter: President's Award for Valuable Contribution Builders
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • Central Florida Hotel/Motel Association
  • American Resort Development Association
  • Building Owners and Managers Association: Board of Directors

Community

  • Orlando Ballet: Board of Directors
  • Valencia College Foundation: Board of Directors
  • Harris Rosen School of Hospitality Management: Advisory Board

Services

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1982
  • Florida, 1981

Education

  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1982
  • J.D., The Florida State University College of Law, 1981, Order of the Coif
  • M.Ed., University of Florida, 1970
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1968