TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Partners Jonathan Ellis and Nicholas (Nick) Horner have been named to Tampa Magazine’s 2023 Top Lawyers List. Jonathan, who has been honored for a distinguished third time, was selected for community association law. Nick, who has been selected for the first time, was chosen for mergers and acquisitions law.
Tampa Magazine sent surveys to the nearly 8,000 attorneys practicing in Hillsborough and Southern Pasco counties to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the rest. The 2023 Top Lawyers list is now available in the January 2023 Edition of Tampa Magazine.
Jonathan is board certified in condominium and planned development law by The Florida Bar, and his clients turn to him for his experience in the many complex areas of community association law (Condo and HOA). The foundation of his practice stems from the fact he is a past president of his own homeowners’ association, and he can relate to the issues his clients are facing. Jonathan represents associations from general collections and enforcement of covenants to revitalizations of covenants and general corporate matters. He serves as general counsel for numerous community associations. His litigation experience ranges from foreclosure of liens, even through bankruptcy, to defending the Association’s officers and directors when sued. He has handled Housing Urban Development (HUD) and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) inquiries, construction defect cases, Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) issues, turnover, injunction hearings, determination of covenant validity, contested elections, and corporate control disputes, to name just a few.
Nick is a business lawyer with nearly 10 years of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, fund formation, and taxation. Nick’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies on domestic and cross-border sale and acquisition transactions; joint ventures; mergers; growth equity investments; and reorganizations ranging in transaction value from $1 million to more than $300 million.