Leech Tishman’s Real Estate Group assists our clients with closings throughout the State of Florida with its primary focus in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Manatee County. We represent purchasers, sellers, lenders, and business owners in a multitude of real estate transactions, and also support brokers and real estate agents in their practices.

Wanda Pistella, a Partner with Leech Tishman and leader of the Real Estate Team, is based in the firm’s Lakewood Ranch office, where she regularly advises clients in the area of residential and commercial real estate as well as business and corporate transactions. Wanda is an accomplished real estate attorney with approximately 30 years of real estate law experience and a licensed real estate agent. As a native Floridian, she is intimately familiar with the real estate market in Florida, where she has facilitated transactions involving everything from single residential units to luxury boutique hotels to intricate multimillion-dollar income-producing investment properties. Wanda has an exceptional background in real estate law, including purchase and sale transactions, and residential and commercial lending and leasing, as well as in general business and corporate transactions.

Lakewood Ranch, FL: 8470 Enterprise Circle, Suite 100, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Downtown Sarasota: 1990 Main Street, Suite 750, Sarasota, FL 34236

Wanda Pistella

Wanda Pistella


About Us

Leech Tishman is a full-service national law firm that offers a multitude of legal services in the Southwest Florida area with a strong presence in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton, FL. Our presence and intimate knowledge of the area allows us to provide you with local attention, personalized service and a comprehensive understanding of your legal needs. Real estate can often be one of the largest financial decisions you make. We offer comprehensive service with competitive fees, while focusing on each individual client’s unique circumstance.


  • Representation for purchasers/sellers in residential & commercial real estate transactions
  • Negotiating terms for real estate transactions including the drafting of residential real estate contracts
  • Title/closing services including but not limited to reviewing and analyzing the status of title to a property and resolving title issues/defects
  • Preparing and/or reviewing closing documents, loan documents and other real estate related documents
  • Providing assistance to real estate agents when their client is purchasing/selling a home
  • Counseling clients with types of ownerships in the state of Florida



Leech Tishman regularly issues title policies on behalf of purchasers, sellers and lenders and its real estate team has over 55 years of combined experience in title matters in the state of Florida. We have several notaries on staff as well as licensed title agents. Are you interested in estimating the title costs involved with your real estate transaction? Click here for a free estimate.

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Moving to Florida?

The location of an individual’s domicile, which may be different from their residence, is used by states in order to make a number of legal determinations. Historically, an individual’s domicile is the place in which they live and intend to reside indefinitely. If you recently moved to Florida, you may want to establish a Florida domicile. Leech Tishman’s Lakewood Ranch Estate Partner Ted Tishman can assist Florida newcomers with the various items to address when becoming a Florida resident including creating a Certificate of Domicile, and advising on unique estate planning considerations for Florida residents.

Our welcoming approach as well as outreach to a nationwide office allows for a smooth transition to those coming to sunny Florida to make it their home. Read more here.


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