CHRISTOPHER J. THORNTON, ESQ.

E-mail: cthornton@swflalaw.com
Direct Line: (239) 298-8392

Christopher J. Thornton is a partner of the law firm. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial and residential real estate closings, issuance of title insurance policies, community association law including condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations. Mr. Thornton also handles zoning, land use, environmental law matters and commercial lending.

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Education:

Law:

1997, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
Tulane Law School
New Orleans, Louisiana

Undergraduate:

1994, BSE in Civil Engineering
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Bar Admissions:

State of Florida Bar: 1997 to present

Professional Experience:

Mr. Thornton has the following professional experience:

Private Practice in Naples, FL: 1999 to present
Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Tallahassee FL: 1997—1999

3080 Tamiami Trail East - Phone: (239) 649-4900
Naples, Florida 34112 - Fax: (239) 649-0823

Professional associations and activities:

Mr. Thornton is or has been a member of the following professional associations:
Florida Bar Association
Collier County Bar Association
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Real Property Section of the Collier County Bar Association, 2008 Chair

Speaking engagements/lectures/publications:

“High Rise Sprinkler Retrofit... or ELSS!”, Florida Community Association Journal, Page 50,
February 2011, http://www.flcaj.com/pdfdocs/sprinklers.pdf

“Community Association Legislative Update”, Real Estate Industry Liason Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Marco Island, FL, December 3, 2011

“What Law Do You Use: Retroactive Application of Community Association Statutory Amendments”, CLE Course for the Condominium and Planned Development Law meeting of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Tampa, FL, April 27, 2012

Civic and community organizations and activities:

Mr. Thornton is or has been a member of the following:

  • Duke Alumni Club of Naples/Fort Myers, current President
  • North Naples United Methodist Church, former Trustee and Steward former Upward
  • Basketball Coach, current Sunday School Teacher
  • Boca Palms of Naples Homeowners Association, Inc., former President
  • American Specialty Contractors of Florida, former Director

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