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Christopher J. Thornton

 

Address
3080 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112

Email
cthornton@swflalaw.com

Voice
239.298.8392

Fax
239.649.0823

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Christopher J. Thornton

Christopher J. Thornton is an attorney of the law firm. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate closings and issuance of title insurance policies, and community association law including condominium, homeowner, and cooperative associations. Mr. Thornton also handles zoning, land use, and environmental law matters and commercial lending.


Education

Law: 1997, Juris Doctorate, cum laude - Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Undergraduate: 1994, BSE in Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Bar Admissions

State of Florida: 1997 to present


Professional Experience

Mr. Thornton has the following professional experience:

Private Practice in Naples, FL: 1999 to present
Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL: 1997 to 1999


Professional Associations and Activities

Mr. Thornton is or has been a member of the following professional associations:

Florida Bar Association
Collier County Bar Association
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Real Property Section of the Collier County Bar Association, 2008 Chair


Publications and Appearances

“High Rise Sprinkler Retrofit... or ELSS!”, Florida Community Association Journal, Page 50, February 2011, http://www.flcaj.com/pdfdocs/sprinklers.pdf

“Community Association Legislative Update”, Real Estate Industry Liason Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Marco Island, FL, December 3, 2011

“What Law Do You Use: Retroactive Application of Community Association Statutory Amendments”, CLE Course for the Condominium and Planned Development Law meeting of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Tampa, FL, April 27, 2012


Civic and Community Organizations and Activities

Mr. Thornton is or has been a member of the following:

Duke Alumni Club of Naples/Fort Myers, current President
North Naples United Methodist Church, former Trustee and Steward former Upward Basketball Coach, current Sunday School Teacher
Boca Palms of Naples Homeowners Association, Inc., former President
American Specialty Contractors of Florida, former Director


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