Gail M. Abercrombie
Mahlon H. Barlow
Paige Greenlee
R.J. Haughey
Ed Kuchinski
J. Carlton Mitchell
Read Sawczyn
Neal A. Sivyer
Jacqueline Taylor
David Watson
Paul Watson

The Attorneys

NEAL A.
SIVYER
Construction Law
Commercial Real Estate
Lending Law
General Commercial Litigation

Board certified in both civil trial and real estate law, Neal Sivyer has considerable experience in the practice of construction law, commercial real estate, lending law, and general commercial litigation. His real estate practice includes representation of brokers, lenders, and the construction industry, and includes suppliers of construction materials, contractors of all tiers, owners, companies involved in construction projects, and individuals or companies that buy or sell real estate.

Neal is a frequent lecturer to attorneys in the construction and real estate community on contract documents, construction law, and loan agreements. Additionally, Neal has authored several publications. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.

Education:
  • B.A., Michigan State University, with honors, 1980
  • J.D., Florida State University, with high honors, 1983
Professional and Civic Activities:
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Appeals Board for the Real Estate Certification Committee; Real Property, Probate and Construction Law Sections)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Credit Managers
Honors and Awards:
  • 2005-2008 Co-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Construction Law Section.
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law
  • Recognized by Florida Trend Magazine in 2005 to Present as among Florida's Legal Elite, comprised of only two percent of lawyers admitted in Florida
  • Former Chairperson of Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Committee
  • Recognized by Law and Politics in Super Lawyer magazine - 2005 to Present (2010 Top 100 lawyers in Florida)
Neal co-founded the firm of Sivyer Barlow & Watson, P.A. in 2002. Prior to that, he was a shareholder at Bush Ross Gardner Warren & Rudy, P.A. in Tampa. Neal was born in Detroit, Michigan and speaks Spanish.