Derek Larsen-Chaney

Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on real estate transactions, commercial lending, estate planning and probate law. He has also assisted many clients with the creation of business governance documents and works frequently with local, national, and international banks and non-traditional lenders to complete complex commercial lending transactions.

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Derek Larsen-Chaney practices in the areas of business and finance with a focus on real estate transactions, commercial lending, estate planning and probate law. He has also assisted many clients with the creation of business governance documents and works frequently with local, national, and international banks and non-traditional lenders to complete complex commercial lending transactions.

Mr. Larsen-Chaney has assisted clients in preparing for and restructuring in the wake of mergers, acquisitions and the acceptance of venture capital and private equity investors. Mr. Larsen-Chaney has also provided guidance to startup companies in secured financing, private placement fundraising, and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Larsen-Chaney held an internship with the Office of the General Counsel for the Florida Department of State. Before entering the legal realm, Mr. Larsen-Chaney worked as a closing specialist for a Tampa-area title company and focused on drafting contracts and shepherding real estate transactions.

Experience

  • Represented lending institutions in commercial lending and real estate transactions.
  • Assisted client in the successful acquisition of dozens of assisted living facilities.
  • Resolved disputes between developers, homeowners and homeowners associations.
  • Helped clients obtain planning and zoning approval from various government entities for construction, advertising, and other special uses.
  • Assisted client in preparation of private placement memorandum as part of capital fundraising effort.
  • Structured and documented clients’ private equity investment acquisitions.
  • Represented several lenders in commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings.
  • Created governing documents for a variety of business clients under tight deadlines.

Insights

Publications
  • Co-author, "Why Corporate Formation Matters," Climbing Business Journal (August 2017)
  • Co-Author, The Essence of a Deadline: Minding Miscellaneous Contract Provisions, LAWYER, November – December 2015, at 58
  • Co-Author, Home Rule – City of Palm Bay v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 43 Stetson L. Rev. 463 (Winter 2014)
  • Co-Author, Tenants with "Perpetual Dominion" May Be Assessed Ad Valorem Property Taxes, LAWYER, September-October 2014, at 62
  • Co-Author, The Peculiar and Brief Shelf Life of the "Essential Services" Test, LAWYER, February 2014, at 54
  • "Bay Area Real Estate Council Answers – Managing Members and Florida's Revised LLC Act" Greater Tampa REALTOR® News 16-17 (December 2013)
  • "Recent Developments," 41 Stet. L. Rev. 249 passim (Winter 2012)
  • "Bay Area Real Estate Council Answers - Inverse Condemnation," Greater Tampa REALTOR® News at 8 (July 2013)
  • Co-Author, Cities Cannot Circumvent "First in Time, First in Right", LAWYER, Summer 2013, at 54
  • Co-Author, "Litigating Litigation Holds: A Survey of Common Law Preservation Duty Triggers," Fla. 17 J. Tech L. & Poly 193-234 (2013)
  • "Bay Area Real Estate Council Answers – Homestead Exemption ‘Clawback'," Greater Tampa REALTOR® News 13 (October 2012)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Predicting the Future When Drafting LLC Operating Agreements," Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL (November 2013).=

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar - Young Lawyers Division
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division (Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorneys' Title Fund Services LLC
  • First American Title Insurance Company (Attorney Agent)
  • Bay Area Real Estate Council