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COUNTIES SERVED: Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Panama City

CONTACT: Shannon Widman, President
600 Grand Boulevard
Suite 201
Destin, FL 32550

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LEADERSHIP


Shannon L. Widman

Shannon L. Widman

President and Director

Porath & Associates, P.A.

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from Syracuse University.

D. Michael Chesser

D. Michael Chesser

Director

Chesser & Barr, PA Old South Land Title

Mike Chesser represents local business interests in organizing, managing and controlling their internal and external legal relationships.

Scott M. Campbell

Scott M. Campbell

Director

Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

Scott M. Campbell is a shareholder with Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, which has offices in Destin, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach and Tallahassee.

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Shannon L. Widman

President and Director

Porath & Associates, P.A.
600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 201
Destin, FL 32550
Phone: 850-622-0102
Fax: 850-622-1132
Website: www.porathlaw.com
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Shannon graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from Syracuse University. She earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law. Upon graduation, Shannon moved from her hometown of Palm Beach Gardens to Santa Rosa Beach where she was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2000 and the Federal Court Northern District of Florida in 2001.

Since 2000, Shannon has practiced in South Walton County. What started as a focus on general litigation matters, quickly transitioned to an exclusive practice in real estate transactions. She has used her early litigation experience to draft contracts, easements, and other legal documents in such a way as to avoid future conflict, which ultimately leads to a successful transaction.

Shannon handles a wide variety of real estate matters including title insurance coverage, condominium development, planned unit development, complex commercial and residential transactions and business entity development. Over the years, she has represented homeowners, lenders, realtors, owners associations, and commercial enterprises.

In 2009, Shannon and the firm’s Closing Manager, Nicole Smith, lead the firm to the “President’s Circle” of Attorney’s Title Fund Services, LLC recognizing the firm’s place in the top 2% of The Fund’s members statewide. In 2010 and 2011 they were similarly recognized placing in The Fund’s “Top 100 Firms” statewide.

Shannon has served as a member of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce since 2000, sitting on several committees and has always been an active member of the South Walton community, sponsoring many events, including Via Colori, the Flutterby Festival and the South Walton Rays. She is a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for foster children in the area since early 2001. In 2002 the State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program recognized Shannon as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for the First Judicial Circuit.

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D. Michael Chesser

Director

Chesser & Barr, PA Old South Land Title
1201 Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: 850-651-9944
Fax: 850-651-6084
Website: www.chesserbarr.com

Mike Chesser represents local business interests in organizing, managing and controlling their internal and external legal relationships. He has served as attorney to the Town of Shalimar since 1974, and as attorney to the Eglin Federal Credit Union since 1974. He has worked with many local governments as consultant, lawyer, and adviser in land use and housing issues. Mike served as First Lieutenant in the United States Army Artillery. He owns Old South land Title with co-shareholder and licensed title agent Gayle Hurst.

Mr. Chesser has personally handled more than 50 appeals and many jury and non-jury trials. He teaches classes for Realtors, lawyers and members of the general public on real estate and business issues. He writes a monthly article on real estate issues for both the Destin Log and the Northwest Florida Daily News.

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Scott M. Campbell

Director

Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse
4100 Legendary Drive, Suite 200
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850-650-3304
Website: www.cphlaw.com
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Scott M. Campbell is a shareholder with Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse, which has offices in Destin, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach and Tallahassee.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1999 and Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson University in 2002. Since his admission in Florida in 2003, Scott has focused his practice in all areas of real estate law, banking law, transactional work and corporate law involving closely held corporations and limited liability companies. He represents financial institutions, builders, developers, business and in individuals in a wide variety of real estate, corporate and financing matters which include commercial and residential real estate transactions, secured and unsecured loans, complex loan workouts, entity formation, residential and commercial leasing and mergers and acquisitions.

Scott is also an active member of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Banker’s Association; Member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County, Inc.

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