Donald H. Whittemore Partner

Don Whittemore is a member of the regional business practice group of the firm with an emphasis of corporate, business and real estate transactions.

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Don Whittemore is a member of the regional business practice group of the firm with an emphasis of corporate, business and real estate transactions.

Whittemore has represented business clients in virtually all aspects of their life cycle, including mergers and acquisitions of existing companies, the initial structuring and formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and the sales of companies through asset purchase and equity ownership sale transactions. These transactions routinely involve drafting and advising on all forms of business and corporate agreements, including shareholder buy-sell agreements, articles and certificates of incorporation, limited liability operating agreements, license agreements, distributorship and sales representative agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements.

His real estate transactional experience includes representing buyers and sellers of commercial and industrial real estate, including income producing properties, operating facilities and rural farm, grove and hunting properties. He also has considerable experience with real estate leasing and real property financing.

While Mr. Whittemore’s practice focuses on transactional matters, his litigation experience brings a unique and valuable insight to drafting and negotiating corporate and real estate transactional documents. He has litigated a variety of commercial and real estate matters, including corporate shareholder disputes, commercial contract disputes, trademark infringement suits, construction disputes, commercial loan foreclosures, bankruptcy creditor proceedings, quiet title actions, title defect claims, receiverships and commercial landlord/tenant matters. He has acted as trial counsel in cases in both federal and state court, in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and has argued appeals in both federal and state courts.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Sections on Corporate, Business and Banking Law; General Practice; Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law)
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13A, Former Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, President

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2014-2018

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law
  • University of Florida

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Sections on Corporate, Business and Banking Law; General Practice; Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law)
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13A, Former Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, President
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2014-2018