LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – September 25, 2017- Leech Tishman recently welcomed James W. Tarlton to its Lakewood Ranch, FL office. Jim has joined the firm as Counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group. He will focus his practice primarily on commercial real estate matters and business transactions.

Jim routinely assists clients with a wide range of commercial real estate matters including negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, commercial real estate contracts, licenses, leases, easements, SNDAs, security instruments and fee acquisitions, handling real estate title curative matters and clearing title underwriting conditions, and assisting with commercial financing-related matters as well as SBA closings.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Jim was employed as a commercial real estate attorney for law firms in Sarasota, FL and Atlanta, GA. Jim will join the firm’s Lakewood Ranch lawyer team, which includes Ted Tishman and Wanda Pistella. Ted serves as Chair of Leech Tishman’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group, is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Taxation Practice Groups and is one of Leech Tishman’s founding partners. Wanda is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and focuses her practice in the area of residential and commercial real estate and business and corporate transactions.

“Leech Tishman is pleased to welcome Jim to the firm as we continue to grow our Lakewood Ranch operations,” said Ted Tishman, managing partner of Leech Tishman’s Lakewood Ranch office. “He brings with him an impressive background in commercial real estate legal matters which will further supplement the commercial and residential real estate services we already have available to our local clients.”

Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Los Angeles, New York, and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 941.877.1830 or 412.261.1600 or visit us at

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