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Malcolm J. Pitchford

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

Malcolm "Mike" J. Pitchford's practice is in the Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Financing Transactions and Alternate Dispute Resolution practice groups in the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Mike has substantial experience in representing financial institutions in a wide variety of commercial lending and related transactions including asset based lending, receivables financing, real estate acquisition/development, construction lending, mezzanine financing, letters of credit, loan workouts and disposition of troubled loans and REO/CREO assets. He also regularly represents institutional lenders in connection with negotiating and documenting asset recovery and loan workouts, including forbearance agreements, confidentiality agreements and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. In addition, Mike regularly represents individual and private lenders in connection with commercial and residential acquisition, development and construction loans.

He is a Panelist for the American Arbitration Association and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.


  • AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubble
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2012, 2013 

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar's, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (12A), former Chair
  • The Florida Bar's Attorney Consumer Assistance Program ("ACAP")
  • Florida Bar's Florida Attorneys Saving Homes Program ("FASH")
  • Florida Bar Grievance and Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections
  • American Bar Association Banking Law; Subcommittee on Commercial and Real Estate Lending; Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law; Subcommittee on Lenders' Issues, Multi-Disciplinary Practice, Ethics, Professionalism and Public Education; and Loan Practices and Lender Liability Committees
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Committee
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Child Protection Center, Inc., former Board Member
  • Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100
  • Florida West Coast Symphony, former Board Member

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., University of Florida, 1974
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1971

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida




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