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Florida Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Mahshie & DeCosta is a law firm focusing on contracts, concerns and lawsuits related to Southwest Florida’s business, real estate and construction industries. We pride ourselves in our ability to combine small firm accessibility and individual attention with large firm expertise and efficiency.

Our attorneys have significant experience in real estate, business and commercial matters. They are admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island as well as the Federal courts for the Middle District of Florida, District of Massachusetts and District of Rhode Island.

Mahshie & DeCosta’s Open Door ™ General Counsel Service provides our small to mid-size real estate and business clients with immediately accessible legal support previously only available to large corporations or businesses with a full time in-house counsel.

Our accessible and cost effective representation allows our clients to reduce their liability and focus their energy where it should be: achieving their business goals.

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Mahshie & DeCosta P.A. sees your case through from start to finish. Let our lawyers work with you to address your legal concerns. Our offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Sanibel. Call the firm at 239.931.7566 to arrange your consultation or contact the firm online.

Christopher J. DeCosta

Christopher J. DeCosta is an experienced litigator with a focus on real estate, construction and general commercial litigation. Chris provides counsel to individuals and business clients concerning contract preparation, corporate governance, debtor/creditor rights, and consumer protection. Chris previously practiced as litigation counsel defending architects, engineers, contractors, companies and individuals in construction and products liability matters. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Chris lives on Sanibel with his wife Kelly, and their two children.

Education and Experience:
Florida State University- B.S. Economics and Political Science
University of Florida Levin College of Law J.D.
Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Business Law
Real Estate
Bar Admissions
New York
Rhode Island
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
“U.S. Bank v. Ibanez: The Mortgage Industry’s Documentation Practices in Focus”
Professional Groups and Affiliations
Lee County Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Sanibel-Captiva Board of Realtors
Rhode Island
Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fort Myers Area Board of Realtors
Commercial Investment Professionals
Civic and Professional Involvement
Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club

Elias M. Mahshie

Elias is an attorney focused on legal matters involving real estate and small business, including: real estate transactions and closings; title insurance; real estate litigation; general civil litigation; construction litigation; distressed residential and commercial mortgage workouts; mortgage and lien foreclosure law; community association law; residential and commercial landlord and tenant law; contract preparation, analysis and enforcement; business entity formation, dissolution, purchase and sale; and, land use, local government and municipal law.

Elias was born and raised in Southwest Florida, and is proud to represent the firm at its Charlotte County office. He is involved in his local community through charitable and civic work with Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, and the Charlotte County Fair Association.

Education and Experience:
Florida State University – B.S. Political Science
Florida State University – M.A. International Affairs
Florida State University College of Law – J.D. Law
Practice Areas
Real Estate
Title Insurance
Civil Litigation
Community Association Law
Business Law
Bar Admissions
Member of Florida Bar Association
Federal Court for Middle District of Florida
Buyer Beware Purchasing Property At Judicial Auction – Florida Weekly, February 2013
All About Residential Real Estate In Southwest Florida – Florida Weekly, March 2013
The Dream-Home Hunt Is Over; Now It’s Time To Close – Florida Weekly, April 2013
Professional Groups and Affiliations
Attorneys Title Fund Services
Real Estate Investment Society
Commercial Investment Professionals
PGPCNP Board of Realtors
Greater Fort Myers Area Board of Realtors
Sanibel/Captiva Board of Realtors
Sanibel/Captiva Chamber of Commerce

Civic and Professional Involvement
Harbor Heights/ Peace River Rotary Club – Board of Directors
Charlotte County Fair Association, Inc. – General Counsel
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – Legal Counsel
City of Punta Gorda Citizen Advisory Board – Building Board Member
City of Punta Gorda Citizen Advisory Board – Zoning Appeals Board Member

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