Jan W. Pitchford

Partner, Real Estate and Development Regional Service Line Leader

Jan is a partner and serves as Regional Service Line Leader for the Real Estate and Development Service Line. In addition to representing individuals and corporate clients in connection with the acquisition, development, and construction of residential and commercial real estate projects, Jan represents business borrowers and state, regional, and national lenders in documenting and closing SBA loans, borrowing-based, asset-based and cash-flow based financing, acquisition, development and construction loans, revolving/term loans, loan syndications, mezzanine and subordinated debt financing, letters of credit, and receivables financing.  

Jan also assists borrower and lender clients with respect to SBA eligibility and compliance matters and in documenting collateral and entitlements due diligence, loan workouts (including forbearance, settlement, and confidentiality agreements), and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Jan also acts as Shumaker’s representative in NAGGL (National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) and provides regular legislative and judicial updates/bulletins to her clients regarding the current state of the law and issues of concern.

Jan is a member of the Florida Bar, has been Board Certified as a Real Estate Specialist for over 29 years and currently serves as a member of the Sarasota County Value Adjustment Board. 

Jan is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice law before all local and state courts in the State of Florida and in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Media Mentions:

  • Represented local master association in purchase of the clubhouse and golf course property to preserve the integrity of the community.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions of all types and sizes, including large multifamily residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments