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 a nationwide survey of properties in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Coordinated with the survey company on a nationwide basis to survey properties and determine remediation measures. Found options for clients in compliance with the law. Drafted comment letters to the U.S. Department of Justice with respect to proposed regulations of the ADA.
  • Assisted a public college in the acquisition of sites for a campus expansion. Negotiated the purchase, resolved title issues and provided for the college's control of development on the site.
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Experience

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

Recognitions

  • Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2009 to 2017)
    • 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

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Industries

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

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