Ned Hale, Esq. is the owner of Hale Law Services, P.A. Ned, a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, is a native of Los Angeles, California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to entering law school, Ned was a commercial real estate broker with CB Richard Ellis. Ned has been a Florida licensed attorney since 1997. Over the years he has handled hundreds of Florida transactional and litigation matters, ranging from real estate and business to wills, trusts, and probate avoidance. Since 2002 Ned has been teaching real estate law to realtors at the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. He has also lectured on the law to various trade groups, including the Bonita-Estero Association of Realtors, CCIM Fort Myers Chapter, Commercial Investment Professionals, the Real Estate Investment Society, NAIOP, Rotary and others, as well as many real estate agency offices.
Board Certification by the Florida Bar recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise. Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Board-certified Florida Bar members are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as “Board Certified,” “Specialist,” or “Expert” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising only 7 percent of eligible Florida Bar members, approximately. A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state’s Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of the 24 certification fields.