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Jan W. Pitchford

Partner, Real Estate Practice Co-Administrator
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

Board certified in real estate law, Jan's practice includes extensive involvement in all facets of development, commercial lending, and commercial and residential transactions.

Renowned for her responsiveness and accessibility, developers, institutional and private lenders, borrowers, sellers, and purchasers turn to Jan for her more than 30 years of experience counseling in connection with the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial and residential properties, and financing, including all aspects of:

  • Real estate and asset-based lending
  • Cash flow financing
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Construction financing
  • Permanent loans

Jan also regularly represents clients in connection with the development and construction of commercial and residential projects and in the preparation and negotiation of contracts and agreements pertaining to such representation.

Outside of her busy practice, Jan’s main focus is her family and she is an avid marathon runner.

Representative Matters

  • Represented local master association in purchase of the clubhouse and golf course property to preserve the integrity of the community.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions of all types and sizes, including large multifamily residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments



  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Board Member
  • Sarasota Crew, Inc., Board Member
  • St. Armand's Key Lutheran Church Foundation, Board Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, former Board Member, 1999-2003
  • Forty Carrots Family Center, former Board Member
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections

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Alternate biographies





  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers University, 1985
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Florida State University, 1982

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1985