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COUNTIES SERVED: Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Panama City

CONTACT: Nathan Cordle, President
414 County Hwy 283 S
Suite B
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Porath & Associates
600 Grand Boulevard #201
Destin, FL 32550

 

LEADERSHIP


Nathan Cordle

Nathan Cordle

President

Clark Partington

Nathan believes in client-centered service, and understanding and meeting the unique needs of each individual client.

D. Michael Chesser

D. Michael Chesser

Vice President

Chesser & Barr, PA Old South Land Title

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

Sasha Eastburn

Sasha Eastburn

Secretary/Membership Chair

Eastburn & Associates, PA

Shannon L. Widman

Shannon L. Widman

Treasurer

Porath & Associates, P.A.

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

Collen C. Sachs

Collen C. Sachs

RPPTL Liaison/Marketing Chair

Dunlap & Shipman, PA

Colleen Coffield Sachs is a real property attorney in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Scot B. Copeland

Scot B. Copeland

Director

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, PA

Since 1998, Scot has represented numerous individuals, lenders, business entities, and insurance companies in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.

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Shannon L. Widman

Treasurer

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

Vice President

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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Nathan Cordle

President

Clark Partington
1414 County Hwy 283 S, Suite B
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone: 850-650-3304
Website: www.clarkpartington.com
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Nathan believes in client-centered service, and understanding and meeting the unique needs of each individual client. Nathan’s primary focus is commercial and residential real estate transactions, title insurance, and title curative work. Additionally, his practice area includes general real estate law, business and corporate entity formation, and estate planning.

Prior to joining Clark Partington, Nathan served as attorney and manager for Capitol Park Title in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He also worked with Cynthia Lee Almond as an attorney in Tuscaloosa, focusing on real estate law, business law, estate planning, and probate law, and served as an Adjunct Instructor for the Honors College at The University of Alabama. Before becoming an attorney, Nathan worked as a real estate agent. He enjoys utilizing his real estate experience to better meet the needs of his clients and the local real estate community.

Nathan earned his law and undergraduate degrees from The University of Alabama. During law school, Nathan served on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association, President of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.

Born and raised in lower Alabama, Nathan grew up with Destin and South Walton as his back yard. He enjoys spending his spare time volunteering in the local community, and soaking in all that the Gulf Coast has to offer.

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Sasha Eastburn

Secretary/Membership Chair

Eastburn & Associates, PA
31 Birmingham Street
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Telephone: 850-260-3332
Fax 850-234-3790
Website: www.eastburnlaw.com
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Collen C. Sachs

RPPTL Liaison/Marketing Chair

Dunlap & Shipman, PA
2063 S County Highway 395
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Telephone: 850-231-3315
Fax: 850-231-5816
Website: www.dunlapshipman.com
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Colleen Coffield Sachs is a real property attorney in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Her real estate closing practice includes residential and commercial closings. She is an agent of Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC/Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and also acts as escrow agent in sales transactions and construction matters.

Ms. Sachs handles a broad range of land use and development matters, including advice on requirements and risks of property purchase and development, preparation of development documents, assistance with regulatory filings, and representation before governmental agencies and boards and in court. She also handles commercial and residential real property matters. From creating governing documents for developments to litigation concerning property ownership and rights, commercial leasing, financing of real property, boundary disputes, or other areas where real property interests intersect with other interests. She also represents buyers, sellers and financial institutions in business transactions, including purchase and sale of business entities or assets, structure of transactions, and commercial financing.

Ms. Sachs serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, where she is active in the Development and Land Use Committee, and the Condominium and Planned Unit Development Committee. She is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee.

Ms. Sachs lives is Santa Rosa Beach, and enjoys cooking, painting, writing, triathlon, and spending time with her family. She is a Rotarian and an active volunteer in the community.

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Scot B. Copeland

Director

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, PA
195 Grand Boulevard Suite 101
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Telephone: 850-460-8916
Fax: 850-424-7999
Website: www.esclaw.com
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Since 1998, Scot has represented numerous individuals, lenders, business entities, and insurance companies in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters. Scot regularly litigates commercial, contract and business disputes, and real estate and title disputes. Scot also maintains a transactional real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate practice. Scot’s broad experience enhances his ability to represent clients in matters involving multiple subjects.

Attorney Copeland is please to assist his clients in our Pensacola, Miramar Beach, or Tallahassee locations.

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