Kristopher E. Fernandez, P.A. 1995 to present. Practice areas include:
Residential and commercial real estate transactions and closings, including representation of sellers, buyers, and lenders, and issuance of title insurance;
Representation of title insurance company in title insurance litigation
Mortgage foreclosures, partition and quiet title lawsuits and boundary disputes, easements and licenses and other matters involving title to real estate
Commercial and residential landlord-tenant cases, including evictions and lease preparation; condominium and homeowner association matters
Preparation of wills, trusts, and similar estate planning documents
Representation of clients in probate cases
I have handled well more than 2,000 real estate closings, both residential and commercial, since 1995.
Agent for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc./Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (the “Fund”), since 1992, and title insurance agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company since 2008.
UNITED STATES NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS 1986 to 1990.
Awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, a meritorious service award, in August 1990.
EDUCATION: The University of Florida College of Law. Juris Doctor degree awarded May 1986.
Member of The Florida Bar, admitted October 1986.
Executive Council member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (“RPPTL”), July 2008 to present.
Board-certified by the Florida Bar as a Real Estate Law Specialist July 31, 2007 to present. (one of only 462 attorneys currently certified as a Real Estate Law Specialist by the Florida Bar).
Chairman of the Title Insurance & Title Insurance Liaison committee of the Florida Bar-Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014).
Vice-chairman of the Title Insurance & Title Insurance Liaison committee of the Florida Bar-Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section from July 2008 through June 2011.
Trustee, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc./director, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, July 2014 to present
Member of various committees within RPPTL, including Title Issues and Standards, Title Insurance & Title Insurance Liaison, and Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison (RREIL) Committee
Mortgage Foreclosure seminars sponsored by the Hillsborough County Bar Association in June 2005, April 2006, June 2007 and May 2008.
Mortgage Fraud seminar sponsored by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in July 2007.
Title Commitments at Real Estate Closings seminar sponsored by the Florida BAR-RPPTL section in September 2007.
Realtor/Attorney seminar on October 8, 2011 on Landlord-Tenant issues;
Realtor/Attorney seminar on August 22, 2012 on Landlord-Tenant issues;
The Fund Assembly on Judgment Liens on May 8, 2015
SERVICE AS EXPERT WITNESS: United States of America v. Knaust, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Case No. 8:09-cr-510-T-23 TBM (mortgage fraud) (did not testify)
City of Sarasota, Florida and Sarasota County, Florida v. SRQUS LLC, et. al., Circuit Court in and for Sarasota County, Florida, Case No. 2013-CA-001140-NC (ownership dispute arising out of tax deed) (testified)