Stephen B. Shell, Partner
Steve 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, and business and commercial law. Steve regularly counsels and represents corporate and business clients in all types of business and real estate 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, commercial and residential leases, eminent domain, 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 Westcor Title Insurance Company. 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.
Steve was recently re-certified 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.
Activities & Affiliations
Steve advises or serves on the boards of several charitable and civic organizations, including Baptist Healthcare, Inc. (where he also chairs the Quality and Patient Safety Committee), 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. He is a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola program. Steve is an active member of First Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and a musician. He is also deeply involved in local, national and international mission and relief work, most recently in South Sudan and Sudan (Nuba Mountains).
•Real Estate Law (Board Certified)
•Real Estate Closings
•Business and Corporate Law
•Business Assets and Stock Sales
B.A., honors, 1982
University of Florida