PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce the addition of experienced attorney Christopher N. Davies as director in the Real Estate Practice Group, where he will focus on condominium and homeowner association law in Lee and Collier Counties, FL. Davies serves on The Florida Bar's Committee on Condominiums and Planned Development, and is a member of the Real Property Section of The Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association.
"Christopher's background in real estate law – specifically in condominiums and planned developments – is a valuable addition to our Florida practice, where condominiums are a preferred style of living," said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby, PC. "His extensive education and years of experience will greatly complement our real estate practice in Southwest Florida and beyond."
Davies is a native of the United Kingdom and graduated with a joint honors degree in law and industrial relations from the University of Wales. He is also a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law, where he earned both his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees. Davies was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984 and is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was appointed to the Florida Condominium Study Commission by Governor Bob Martinez in 1990, and worked on the extensive revisions to the condominium laws.
Davies has served as a member of the faculty of the University of Miami Law Center Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, and is a former member of the Community Associations Institute Board of Trustees and a past chairman of the institute's national Attorney's Committee and Public Policy Committee.
He is also a contributory author to The Florida Bar's treatise, Florida Condominium Law and Practice, Second Edition, where he co-authored the chapter on The Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes. Davies frequently lectures on critical issues involving condominium and homeowner association law.
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