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Our Office

  • Stuart Office

    Address

    2400 S.E. Federal Highway
    Fourth Floor
    Stuart, Florida 34994

    Phone

    772-286-1700

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McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. locations:

Reviews & Ratings

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Nikki Melby is top notch. None better for the mature client. Very pleased. Impeccable grasp of senior needs and more.

    — Tyrone Monte

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    5.0/5.0

    I initially contacted Ms. VanValkenburgh with thoughts that my divorce would not fully go through and to redo legal paperwork I did through an online company. Unfortunately, the marriage was indeed headed to a full messy divorce. To say I w...
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    — Client

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    They are good lawyers expensive but they know the law & try and explain and help in any way they can !! Florida laws suck !

    — Cheryl Ordyke

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    5.0/5.0

    I have an elderly parent in Stuart, she needed medicaid help and a year later a divorce. I have been the contact person throughout both issues and cannot say enough in high praise of their performance as counsel and equally people who cared...
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    5.0/5.0

    — Thomas Listermann

Land Development, Zoning, and Construction

Supporting a Wide Variety of Florida Real Estate Projects

Consistent with our emphasis on service and solutions, McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. works proactively to identify potential opportunities and problems of which clients may be unaware. Terence P. McCarthy, a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, specializes in real estate development and finance. We represent these types of clients on the Treasure Coast and in the Palm Beaches:


  • Developers
  • Hotel and resort owners
  • Individual landowners
  • Community associations
  • Condominium associations
  • Builders
  • Banks
  • Commercial lenders
  • Contractors

Our broad-ranging experience in acquisitions, sales, financing, development, management, construction, and syndications allows us to assist and guide clients through every stage of the development process regarding:


  • Planned unit developments
  • Condominiums and townhouses
  • Apartment complexes
  • Age restricted housing
  • Master planned communities
  • Residential developments and subdivisions
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Golf courses
  • Mixed use buildings and facilities
  • Health care facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Office and industrial parks
  • Commercial buildings and retail centers
  • Shopping malls
  • Parking lots
  • Mixed-use properties
  • Converted industrial sites

Empowering Developers

McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. has devoted years of practice to understanding and obtaining the various permissions and services our developer clients require to achieve transactions—from concept to completion:


  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Like-kind exchange
  • Innovative lending solutions
  • Declaration and public offering statements
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Landlord/tenant agreements
  • Condo by-laws
  • Easements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Design standards implementation
  • Formation of condominium and homeowner associations
  • Redevelopment planning
  • Redevelopment financing
  • Municipal approvals
  • Environmental regulations
  • Land contracts
  • Permitting
  • Zoning requirements
  • Docks, wetlands, and shoreline protection
  • Subdivision authorizations

Construction Law

Our firm represents builders, realtors, developers, owners, general contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, construction managers, equipment suppliers and dealers, and homeowners in key matters involving construction projects:

  • Preparation, negotiation, and administration of construction contracts and agreements
  • Construction liens to protect the value of materials and labor invested in a property
  • Payment, performance, and lien release bonds and insurance

Our lawyers have experience in resolving disputes that emerge from the public contract bid process, or as a result of defective work, delays, and site conditions. When appropriate, the firm also handles litigation and appeals in construction law issues.

Contact the firm online or call 772-286-1700 to discuss your important business and personal legal needs.