President & CEO
Florida Legal Services
Minnesota Legal Services
John Patterson (Developer Attorney) is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney with over 45 years of experience. A former litigator and appellate lawyer, John is a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP, a full-service law firm with a more than 270 attorneys. He regularly represents clients in commercial real estate, business, and financing matters in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail, marinas, personal storage, mobile home parks, and real estate development. He has represented the Rymer Companies for over 10 years.
John has held numerous leadership positions in the Sarasota community and The Florida Bar, having served as a director and president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, former President of the Sarasota County Bar Association and three years on the Second District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission. He has been consistently recognized for his pro bono efforts, earning The Florida Bar Foundation President's Award of Excellence and Community Youth Development Leadership Award.