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The Law Offices of David P. Rankin helps buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property through the entire process of a Florida real estate transaction. Our firm is present from the start and is with you throughout, negotiating the terms of the transaction, preparing deeds and mortgages, resolving any issues which arise, and representing you at closing. With over 30 years of legal experience, attorney David Rankin knows the legal issues which may be present in your real estate transaction and how to deal with them appropriately. David has served as general counsel for the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors and is active in the Central Pasco Board of Realtors, making him intimately familiar with Florida real estate law and common issues buyers and sellers face in the process of a real estate transaction. Read on for a look at some of the key stages of a real estate transaction, and a Tampa real estate lawyer can help.

Title Insurance

Obtaining title insurance is a key aspect of obtaining financing and protecting yourself as a buyer from issues such as errors or omissions in deeds, forgery, undisclosed heirs, and other unforeseen problems or ambiguities which could not be found through a title search. As the President of American Patriot Title and an attorney who has handled countless real estate transactions, David Rankin has firsthand knowledge and experience of everything that goes into writing title insurance. Our firm conducts a thorough title search and examination and works to resolve any problems which are found. Additionally, we can write your title insurance policy and make sure you understand your policy, including any policy exclusions which may be present.


Obtaining financing is a requirement for most buyers in any residential or commercial transaction. The different types of financing that may be available are virtually limitless, including conventional or adjustable rate mortgages, FHA loans, balloon or buy-down loans, non-conforming loans and renovation financing, along with many other forms of financing. We take the time to understand your situation and explore short-term or long-term alternatives to standard financing packages where appropriate. Whether you are seeking financing from a bank, credit union or the sellers themselves, we can help you structure, negotiate and document your secured or mortgage-based financing transaction, so that you can proceed with your purchase.


Closing is an event, but it is also a process, and many pieces must come together in the end when the transaction is finalized. The Law Offices of David P. Rankin can review contracts and financing agreements, write title insurance, and make sure everything is in order so that the actual closing itself goes smoothly, successfully, and in a reasonably quick fashion. We work throughout the process so that there are no surprises in the end and the necessary documents are prepared and ready to be signed, along with the transfer of payment, keys and other necessary items and information. The Law Offices of David P. Rankin is with you at every stage of your real estate transaction, including providing expert advice and assistance at closing.

Get Help from a Dedicated and Experienced Tampa Real Estate Lawyer

For sound legal advice and professional representation in any commercial or residential real estate transaction in Tampa, Hillsborough County and the entire region of West Central Florida, call a Tampa real estate lawyer at The Law Offices of David P. Rankin at 813-968-6633.

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