Don’s mission and commitment is to provide the highest quality legal services at a reasonable cost. He takes a personal approach to his clients with the emphasis on prompt communication. His practice is limited to estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. Don began his career at a firm which later became Gilmore, […]
Jessica Dalziel joined Watson Sloane in 2018. She is responsible for the overall operations and management of the Firm, including financial planning and controls, personnel administration, records management and oversight of systems and facilities. Jessica shares responsibility with the managing partners for strategic planning, practice management and marketing, as well as identifying areas in need of improvement, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations and planning for the changing needs of the Firm. Prior to joining Watson Sloane, Jessica served as Office Administrator for multiple office locations at another large Florida law firm. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of South Florida.
Kellie Huston is the firm’s Real Estate Manager, and she is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the residential closing department. Kellie also works together with our team of attorneys on various complex commercial transactions. Kellie has more than 25 years of experience and is proficient in all areas of real estate. Her responsibilities include ordering, reviewing and clearing title evidence in preparation for closings; coordination with lenders, realtors, buyers and sellers; preparing and reviewing all closing documents, conducting, funding and warehousing real estate transactions, and resolving title insurance issues. Prior to joining Watson Sloane, Kellie served in director and management roles at several law firms and title companies in Florida and Kentucky. Kellie received her Bachelor of Administration degree in Legal Studies, with a concentration in Real Estate, from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Cindy Kleinkopf is the Firm’s legal administrative assistant. Cindy has served in the legal industry since early 2015 and has experience in several areas of law. Cindy is also a student at Valencia College, focused on her degree in Legal Studies.
Vivien is a partner in the firm’s Finance, Government Relations, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate groups. Her real estate practice focuses on serving clients in areas related to land use, zoning, growth management law, environmental and local government issues. This focus includes assisting clients with matters relating to development permitting and other approvals, […]
Jeremy Sloane is one of the two founding partners of the firm and possesses nearly two decades of legal experience. His practice is devoted primarily to three practice areas: Corporate, Taxation, and International Transactions.
John Stokes, as Partner in the Public Finance practice group, draws upon his extensive experience in public finance to provide legal counsel in all aspects of municipal and local government finance, including private activity bonds. John represents clients in a variety of financings, with a particular focus on school district, healthcare, county, municipality, special district, […]
Maryann Thomas has been with the Firm since its inception and has almost two decades of experience providing support to small and mid-sized law firms in a variety of roles. Throughout her career, she has provided paralegal support on a wide range of matters, including corporate/business and commercial and residential real estate transactions, and intellectual property, civil litigation, estate planning, trust administration, and tax matters. She is also proficient in a variety of law firm operational matters, including bookkeeping, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and trust and escrow accounting. Maryann has a Bachelors’ Degree in Paralegal Studies from St. John’s University and is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal, Florida Registered Paralegal and Florida Certified Paralegal.
Brian is a managing partner of the firm with a focus on bond finance and assisting clients with the formation of corporate entities, day-to-day operations, and contract negotiation. He regularly serves as outside general counsel for various companies and routinely works with corporate in-house general counsel on various legal matters for their businesses. His experience […]
Nikki is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Finance groups. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use entitlements, permitting and code enforcement issues, and due diligence reviews for vacant and developed land. Nikki also represents issuers, financial institutions, underwriters and investors in connection with the public and private offering of […]
Justin Wisman is a corporate paralegal with more than 7 years of experience in the legal industry. Justin works alongside our corporate and public finance attorneys, handling a variety of complex high-dollar transactions. In connection with these transactions, Justin performs various tasks related to trademark registrations, asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and closing transactions for institutional lenders. He is also very involved in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, drafting organizational documents, filing IRS forms, filing annual reports, foreign qualifications, fictitious name registrations and entity dissolutions. Justin is also responsible for the corporate maintenance program for the Firm.