Lee Ann Tranford joined Adams and Reese in 2010 following the firm's expansion into St. Petersburg. She has been practicing law since 1997 and is a Partner in the firm's Transactions and Corporate Advisory Services Practice Group.
Lee's practice focuses on commercial transactions, primarily involving commercial real estate and commercial lending. She also has extensive experience in condominium document preparation and environmental law issues. Her clients include financial institutions in negotiating commercial loan restructures and forbearances; national and local developers in documenting their commercial real estate transactions; developers, in planning, developing and leasing of mid-size and large shopping center complexes; regional and national shopping center tenants in commercial leasing; local developers in acquiring, converting, and selling beach hotels as condominiums.
Lee is the co-author of a chapter on sanctions in the Eleventh Circuit Federal Practice Manual for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., and lectured on Critical Issues Relating to Real Estate as part of the seminar entitled Critical Legal and Tax Operating Issues for Business Advisors in Florida, which was presented by Lorman Educational Services on December 6, 2007.
Her other representative experience includes:
- Representing numerous financial institutions in negotiating commercial loan restructures and forbearances.
- Representing a number of national and local developers in documenting their commercial real estate transactions.
- Representing developers, in planning, developing and leasing of mid-size and large shopping center complexes.
- Representing regional and national shopping center tenants in commercial leasing.
- Representing local developers in acquiring, converting, and selling beach hotels as condominiums.
While in law school, she served as Articles and Symposia Editor of the Stetson Law Review and Lead Articles Editor for Volume 26:1 of the Stetson Law Review. She published an article, 'Creating Meaning Within a Gray Area: Redefining Likelihood of Confusion in Libman Company v. Vining Industries,' in 26 Stetson Law Review 91 (1997). She previously served as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Polk County, Florida and as a vice president of the Indian Rocks Library.
Lee received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1997, her M.A. from the University of South Florida in 1992; and her B.B.A. from Stetson University in 1990.
In the community, Lee is an active member of the Florida Bar, including the Florida Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar, Tampa Bay Real Estate Investment Council, and the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society.
Among the people Lee most admires is her grandmother. In her spare time, Lee enjoys traveling to different cities and countries; gardening, hiking, reading and spending time with her husband and family.