Alan E. Tannenbaum Esq

Partner, Board Certified in Construction Law

Alan Tannenbaum, the founding partner of Tannenbaum Scro Lemole & Kleinberg, is a board-certified Florida construction lawyer concentrating his practice in representing owners preparing for major construction and repair projects, and defending and pursuing claims for owners in disputes with developers, design professionals, homebuilders and contractors. He serves as construction counsel for condominium and homeowner associations, represents governmental entities and commercial owners in disputes with design professionals and contractors, and advocates for single-family homeowners in a variety of construction defect and homebuilder default cases.

Alan lectures regularly to community association managers and board members on a variety of construction and community association topics. He has served on Hurricane Preparedness panels in Orlando and Sarasota and has published articles on construction and community association topics in regional and national publications of the community association field. He has testified before the Florida Legislature on building code enforcement . He argued before the Supreme Court of Florida in 1985 the case of Trianon Park v. The City of Hialeah, cited nationwide on the issue of sovereign immunity.

Alan is the proud father of four bright, young adults each making a positive mark on the world. In his spare time, he is usually hiking in the woods or practicing yoga. His interests are the environment, healthy living, educating community association managers and board members and supporting a fair and just society.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Condominium and Homeowner Association Turnover Claims
  • First Party Insurance Claims

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    J.D. – 1978
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
    B.A. cum laude – 1975

Published Works

  • Contributing Writer, CAI Community magazine

Representative Cases

  • Garcia v. Crescent Plaza Condominium Association, Inc., 813 So.2d 975 (Fla. 2d 2002)
  • Landrum v. Joe Doe Pit Digger, 696 So.2d 926 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997)
  • Pulte Home Corp. v. Bay At Cypress Creek Homeowner’s Association, Inc. 118 So. 3d 957 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013)
  • Spitale v. Smith, 721So.2d 341(Fla. 2d DCA 1998)
  • Trianon Park Condo Association, Inc. v. City of Hialeah, 423 So.2d 911(Fla. 3d DCA 1982)
  • Trianon Park Condo Association, Inc. v. City of Hialeah, 468 So.2d 912 (Fla. 1985)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer and Speaker, Approved Course Provider with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR)

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member, Real Property American Probate Section, 1982 – 1988
  • Florida Bar, Trial Practice section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Real Estate and Trust Section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Real Estate and Trust Section, Construction Law Committee
  • Florida Bar, Member, 1978 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Tannenbaum Scro, P.L. , Principal and Chief Trial Counsel, 1995 – Present
  • Becker Poliakoff Law Firm, Managing Partner, 1979 – 1995
  • Levin Tannenbaum, Sarasota, Founder, 1995 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chief Executive Officers of Management Companies (CEOMC)
  • Community Association Institute (Pinellas/Hillsborough, Sarasota/Manatee, Orlando and Ft. Myers/Naples), Active Member
  • Justice Teaching Program, Volunteer
  • Florida Bar program, Volunteer
  • Free Storm Related Legal Aid hotline available for Hurricane Irma survivors with the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division and FEMA

Sarasota

Main Office
1990 Main Street, Suite 725
Sarasota, FL 34236
Map & Directions
941-316-0111
888-883-9441
941-316-0515 Fax

Orlando

Branch Office
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
214 S. Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
888-883-9441

St. Petersburg

Branch Office
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
970 Lake Carillon Drive
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
888-883-9441

Fort Myers

Branch Office
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
1415 Dean Street
Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33901
888-883-9441

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