Norman S. Bledsoe

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Norman S. Bledsoe

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Biography

Norm's practice is focused on providing efficient solutions to complex legal problems. Norm focuses on business law and family law. Norm's business law experience includes serving as outside general counsel for local companies. In this capacity, Norm drafts and negotiates leases and lease terminations, along with employment agreements and severance agreements, and is well-versed in drafting non-competition and non-disclosure covenants. Norm also assists medical groups with healthcare compliance and with employment law.

Norm assists clients with a variety of commercial transactions, including stock sales and asset sales. As part of this work, he regularly assists clients in forming and maintaining corporations and limited liability companies and advises business owners on "buy/sell" agreements with "tag-along" and "drag-along" rights in various types of business entities. Having formerly practiced securities law, he advises clients on the appropriate structures for their business ventures.

Norm's family law litigation experience includes multi-state divorce and family support actions (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Uniform Interstate Family Support Act cases), imputation of income, and analysis of complex income and asset issues (for example, determining whether deferred executive compensation plan payments may be divided in divorce).

Norm also assists clients with business litigation, such as contract disputes, challenges to/defense of covenants not to compete, and real property litigation, including partition, contribution, and boundary disputes.

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Florida
    • B.A.
    • Honors: with Honors
    • Major: Classics
  • University of Florida
    • M.A. - 1998
    • Major: Classics

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Gerald T. Bennett American Inn of Court, President, Present
  • Gerald T. Bennett American Inn of Court, Chair

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Real Property and Land Use
  • Labor & Employment

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2005