Practice Areas Overview

Jeremy T. Cranford Esq., LL.M. & B.C.S. (Real Estate)

Jeremy T. Cranford Esq., LL.M. & B.C.S. (Real Estate)

Destin, Florida
877-732-9339 (Toll free)

Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law

I have focused my practice on issues involving Real Estate, Commercial, and Business Transactions, Litigation, and Government Relations since my career began and, as a result, each new year of practice pays dividends in the knowledge I gain to help future clients in those areas. In addition to that knowledge, I bring, to each project, (1) my extensive training in the law and business of real estate ventures received at the University of Miami's Masters of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Real Estate; (2) my negotiation and consensus-building skills obtained through my career and at the nationally-recognized dispute resolution program at the University of Missouri, School of Law; (3) my meticulous research habits originally sharpened during my time as a member of the Missouri Law Review; (4) my abilities in financial and policy analysis from my time majoring in Economics; (5) a deep personal creativity from my childhood (and continuing today) as a geek; and (6) my diverse internship and work experiences (from Small Firms and Judicial Internships to Large Firms and Gov't Agencies) prior to practicing.

I take the time to understand my client's perspective as well as the perspective of those they negotiate and litigate with. By doing so, I can often find solutions that serve the client in unexpected ways.

Member, Florida Bar Association
Member, Missouri Bar Association
Member, Kansas Bar Association (Inactive)

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Real Estate Law
  • Land Use, Zoning, and Permitting
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Eminent Domain
  • Business Formation & Planning
  • Foreclosure and Alternatives
  • Contracts and Transactions
  • Condominium & Homeowner Association Law
  • Construction Law & Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2009
  • Florida, 2010
  • Kansas, 2011


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - May, 2010
    • Major: LL.M. (Real Estate Law)
  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - May, 2009
    • Honors: Missouri Law Review
    • Honors: CALI Award, Evidence
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    • Honors: Alexander Martin Award
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Carnahan Economics Scholarship
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon Econimics Honors Fraternity
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Fraternity
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: English & History

Published Works

  • MO Post-Kelo Statutes: TIF/Eminent Domain "Good Faith Negotiation" Requirement, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 1083

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member (Inactive)
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cranford Legal, LLC, Sole Practitioner - Real Estate & Business Litigation & Transactions, 2011 - 2012
  • Schenewerk & Finkenbinder, LLC, Associate Attorney - Real Estate & Business Litigation & Transactions, 2011
  • Holland & Knight, LLP, Intern - LL.M. Law Clerk - Real Estate, Land Use, & Environmental, 2010
  • Brigham Moore, LLP, Intern - LL.M. Law Clerk - Eminent Domain Litigation, 2009
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Intern - Chambers Intern to The Honorable Jeffrey Bates, 2008 - 2009
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office, Intern - J.D. Law Clerk - Civil & Criminal Fraud Litigation, 2008
  • Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C., Intern - J.D. Law Clerk - Products Liability & Insurance Defense, 2007
  • Neale & Newman, LLP, Staff, 2004 - 2006
  • Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, LLC, Staff, 2003 - 2004


  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Theta