“Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise”
Real Estate Law (Board Certified)
Real Estate Closings
Business and Corporate Law
Trusts and Probate
Land Use, Planning, and Zoning
Vanderbilt University, B.A., honors, 1982
University of Florida, J.D., 1984
Stephen B. Shell joined Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge in 1984. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the specialty of real estate law, AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and practices primarily in the areas of real estate transactions and development, condominium law, business and commercial law, eminent domain, and wills, trusts and and estates. Mr. Shell regularly counsels and represents corporate and business clients in all types of business matters. In the real estate field, he has represented lenders, developers, builders, buyers, sellers and property owners in an array of matters including subdivision and commercial development, condominium development, residential and commercial closings, and various other real property matters.
Steve is an agent for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc., Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Insurance Company. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a past board member and officer of the Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, and has served on various committees of the local association.
Update: Steve was recently recertified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. He is one of only twelve attorneys in Pensacola who is board certified in real estate law. According to the Florida Bar, board certification “is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice,” and it recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.” Florida Bar board certified lawyers are the only Florida attorneys who may use the terms “specialist” and “expert,” or the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials.
Steve advises or serves on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations, including Baptist Healthcare, Inc., Answering the Call Ministries, Waterfront Rescue Mission and First City Sports Council. Past involvement includes board membership (including chairmanship) of Covenant Hospice, and serving as legal counsel to the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shell is also a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola program. He is an active member of First Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and a musician. He is also involved in local, national and international mission and relief work.
Shell recently returned from a 10-day mission trip to the Sudan where he and other mission workers from his church, First Baptist Church of Pensacola, spent time at an orphanage that the group has been supporting for years. Read the full article here.