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E. Ralph Tirabassi

E. Ralph Tirabassi

Shareholder & President
Sarasota, Florida

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Real Estate Law, The Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1977
  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S. - 1969
    • Honors: Recipient, University Scholarship, Professor's Associate Award
    • Honors: Recipient, Louis Hollander Industrial & Labor Relations Grant

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 - 2020 Best Lawyers® in America
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, 12th District Advisory Board


  • Italian

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