LAW OFFICE OF SHERRY L. HYMAN, PLLC
Sherry L. Hyman, Esquire
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                                   SHERRY L. HYMAN, Esquire

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

 

         All Courts of the State of Florida

         The United States Southern District of Florida.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

   

         University of Florida College of Law

                                J.D. Degree - December, l975

                                Admitted to Florida Bar - June l, l976

 

         University of Florida

B.A. with High Honors - l973

Major - Religious Philosophy

Honors - Arts and Sciences High Honors

               Department of Religion Honors

               Board of Regents Scholarship

               Alpha Lambda Delta - Honor Society

               Phi Beta Phi - Honor Society

               Phi Beta Kappa - Honor Society

 

                 Certifications:

Board Certified in Real Estate Law

Certified Civil Circuit Mediator

Qualified Florida Arbitrator

 

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND/LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Law Office of Sherry L. Hyman, PLLC -  August 2003 to Present. Specializing in residential and commercial transactional real estate, secured and unsecured financings, landlord tenant matters, litigation management for clients, collections, commercial and residential leases, construction lien law management for clients, title insurance, legal documentation, employment law issues, purchase, sale and financing of recreational facilities throughout the state, general corporate matters and court ordered and voluntary mediations and arbitrations  in a variety of areas of litigation, including construction defects, family law, contracts, real estate, employment law, landlord/tenant disputes, mortgage foreclosures, garnishment, homeowner and condominium associations, etc.

 

In-House Counsel to Frankel Enterprises, Inc. -  March, l987 to August 2003  - Developers of Boca Lago, Boca Raton, Hunters Run, Boynton Beach and Admirals Cove, Jupiter, Florida.  Responsibilities include:  equity club conversion; contract negotiations; commercial leases; club membership; contract administration; real estate closings; development approvals; homeowner associations; condominium relations; litigation management; mediations;  legal documentation; construction liens; real and personal property tax appeals; negotiation and sale of commercial properties; employment law issues; incorporations and legal entity formations; collections; landlord/tenant disputes; insurance claims; construction defect claims; breach of contract claims; lien foreclosures.

 

Executive Vice President and General Counsel to The Satter Companies, Inc. -  January, l980 to February l987 - a group of affiliated companies and partnerships in the business of acquiring, constructing, developing, marketing, mortgaging, syndicating, managing and selling commercial, residential and industrial real properties in Florida, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.  Responsibilities included:  Negotiating and closing all major land acquisitions; secured and unsecured financings; litigation management; landlord/tenant relations; commercial lease negotiations;  legal documentation; tax exempt bond financings; construction lien law management and claims; managing title insurance, mortgage, architectural services, construction, leasing and management companies; mediations and arbitrations; member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Company.  Represented Company through merger with a public company in July l986.

 

                President of Florida Land & Title of Palm Beach County, Inc., January  l979 to  December  l979 -  a title insurance company.

 

General practice of law, May 1978 to 1989 - Merged with attorney Willa A. Fearrington in June 1979

to become  Fearrington & Hyman.

 

Gunster, Yoakley, Criser, Stewart and Hersey, P.A., March  l976 to May  l978 – Intense diversified general real estate practice including creation and conversion of condominiums, real estate financings, title examinations, landlord tenant law,  residential and commercial real estate transactions.

 

                Office of the  Public Defender, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, June 1973 to August  l973  and  Spring 1995 .

                Assisted with jury and non-jury trials, research and appellate briefs.

 

 JUDICIAL AND QUASI-JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee - 1991 to 1994, 2001to 2004; Chair 1993 to 1994 and 2003 to 2004.

Quasi-judicial   hearings involving ethics complaints against attorneys

 

Palm Beach County Zoning Commission - 1990 to Present; Chair. 1992 to 1993, 1997 to 1998 and 2005 to 2006.

Quasi judicial  hearings involving zonings, variances and development order amendments.

 

West Palm Beach Nuisance Abatement Board - Chair- 1997 to 2002; 

Quasi-judicial hearings, imposing fines and entering orders of closure of properties involved in narcotics, gang activity or  prostitution.

 

 Hearing Officer - Palm Beach County Collections Court  -1997 to 2001;

Judicial hearings to enforce  collection of unpaid court costs.

 

LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

 

American Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

Palm Beach County Bar Association:

                              Real Estate Law Committee  - 1993 to 1994

                              Women in Law Committee - Chair. - 1994 to 1995

                              Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee - 1993 to 1999

                              Judicial Relations Committee - 1994 to 1997, 2001 to 2002

                              Judicial Poll Subcommittee - Chair. 1995 to 1996

                              Legislative Liason Committee - 2001 to 2002

Craig S. Barnard  American Inn of Court  - 1992 to  1996;  President - l995 to  1996

Florida Association of Women Lawyers and Florida Association of Women Lawyers - Palm Beach County

Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Attorneys Title Insurance Fund

Ticor Title Insurance Company

West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority - Former Member

West Palm Beach Downtown/Uptown Selection Advisory Committee – 1997

West Palm Beach City Center Selection Advisory Committee- 2003

West Palm Beach Beautification Committee - 1995  to 1997

Palm Beach County Judicial Complex Advisory Committee - Former Member

Home Builders & Contractors Association of Palm Beach County -  Former  Member

Florida Atlantic University Northern Palm Beach Campus Advisory Committee 

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

 

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE:

 

Has mediated a variety of cases involving: sexual harassment, breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, divorce, division of property between former life partners, employment discrimination, construction lien foreclosure, recovery of debt, suit to quiet title, mortgage foreclosure, slander, business dissolution, breach of non-compete provision, garnishment, action for damages and unpaid wages.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Office Address:  3535 Military Trail, Suite 101, Jupiter, Florida 33458

Office Phone:  561-744-7231

Office Fax-561-744-3140 

Cell: 561-329-2990

E-Mail: slhyman@slhymanlaw.com

www.slhymanlaw.com
www.floridamediators.org/sherry-hyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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