TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Florida Registered Paralegal Barbara C. O’Shaughnessy has joined the firm’s Real Estate team, bringing with her more than three decades of experience in the legal industry.
Barbara assists the Real Estate practice group with all aspects of real estate law. She has extensive experience working in the commercial real estate field in Florida, including condominium development, construction, loans, and purchase and sale transactions. Barbara is proficient in all areas of commercial real estate transactions, including review of contracts, creating critical date timelines, preparation of closing and loan documents (including closing statements), ordering and review of due diligence materials (including municipal lien searches), title and survey review, e-recording, disbursement of closing proceeds, and issuance of title insurance policies.
Barbara is a highly recognized member of her local paralegal association, the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association ("TBPA"). She has held all positions on the Board of Directors of TBPA and is currently the president. She is actively involved with all of TBPA's committees, specifically its Seminar, Pro Bono, and Community Service committees, whose projects include coordinating its Annual Seminar, Wills for Heroes, PACE Center for Girls, End 68 Hours of Hunger, and the USO-Central Florida. As a leader within TBPA, Barbara has served as both the Primary and Secondary Delegate for TBPA at several Annual Conventions held by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations ("NFPA"). From 2015-2016, Barbara was also the Region III Director on the Board of Directors for NFPA.
As a long-standing paralegal in the title industry in Tampa, in 2013, Barbara was offered and accepted a role on the Paralegal Advisory Council of Attorney's Title Fund Services, and continues to participate in quarterly meetings related to topics of interest affecting the real estate and title industry.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.