DeLeo Appointed to Community Foundation of Sarasota County Board

SARASOTA, Fla. — Partner and business litigation attorney Daniel J. DeLeo with the full-service business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP was recently appointed to the board of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

During the nonprofit’s annual meeting, DeLeo was appointed to the board along with Marilyn Thompson and Mary Lou Winnick. DeLeo joins the 20-member board to lend expertise and innovative ideas to further the Foundation’s community impact powered by philanthropy. 

“I really wanted to be a part of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s great leadership and innovative education and community initiatives,” said DeLeo. “The organization has a meaningful impact on the community, and I want to work hard to create a meaningful role that allows me to contribute.”

DeLeo, who has been practicing law for 17 years, also serves on the financial advisory committee for the School Board of Sarasota County and as the chair for Citizens for Better Schools. He is a board member for the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and was the past chairman of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 245 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.

About Daniel J. DeLeo

Daniel DeLeo is board certified in business litigation, one of only 230 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction. His practice focuses on commercial disputes of any nature, with an emphasis on contract disputes and business torts. DeLeo has also extensive experience in the areas of construction defect litigation and class actions.

DeLeo represents businesses, such as manufacturers in both state and federal courts, and deals with all matters relating to general business litigation, business organizations, creditors' rights, the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenants and business torts.

Licensed in Florida and Illinois, he has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions outside of Florida and Illinois, including New York, Michigan and Georgia. DeLeo also has extensive experience handling real estate valuation litigation, real estate property development litigation, as well as fraud, RICO and conversion claims.

About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of over $292 million in more than 1,300 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling more than $16 million dollars this past year in the areas of education, health and human services, the arts, animal welfare and the environment. Since the nonprofit’s founding, more than $160 million has been invested back into the community through grants and scholarships. For more information, visit

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