Serving
Charlotte and Sarasota counties

since 2008

Serving
Charlotte and
Sarasota counties
since 2008

Attorney Mark A. Creech is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Having briefly worked for the Duval County State Attorney’s Office, Vernis and Bowling, and Law Offices of Scott Fortune, Mr. Creech opened The Law Offices of Mark A. Creech, PLLC in 2008 and has served the Venice, Englewood, Rotonda, Placida, Boca Grande, Manasota Key, North Port, and Port Charlotte communities ever since. Mr. Creech has spent a great deal of time in the community as a volunteer for the Charlotte County and 20 th Judicial Circuit Mock Trial Competitions and coaching high school and youth soccer.

Honors and Associations ‚

Florida Bar Association • Criminal Law Section • Family Law Section
Real Property Section • Sarasota Bar Association • South County Board Member Charlotte Bar Association • Charlotte Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers • Former Secretary Commissioned Florida Notary • Pro Bono Award Evidence Book Award • Legal Writing Book Award • Top Ten International Moot Court Honors • First Place Orseck Moot Court

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning is more than just wills.  It is Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts and, most importantly, thinking through what might happen in the unfortunate incident of your or a loved one's death.  For a Free Consultation I can give you the guidance to decide what, if any, documents you need and how we can plan for the future of you and your family in the most cost effective way.  We can also help you with probate of a loved ones estate or your own when the time comes.

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning is more than just wills.  It is Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts and, most importantly, thinking through what might happen in the unfortunate incident of your or a loved one's death.  For a Free Consultation I can give you the guidance to decide what, if any, documents you need and how we can plan for the future of you and your family in the most cost effective way.  We can also help you with probate of a loved ones estate or your own when the time comes.

Business Planning

Many people today are creating small businesses or, with luck, developing in to large businesses.  My office can register your small business and help you with the state paperwork, filings and documents to get you started.  We can also help your business with the resources to grow along the way.  Too often small business owners come to us after they have been in business for years only to find out that they have been operating illegally or in an unprotected fashion.  Whether you start on day one or suspect you may have been operating on bad information for years, come see us to put your mind at ease.

Contracts & Deeds

If you don't own a small business, but transact business on a regular basis, my office can help you make sure you are covered.  We draft contracts and deeds for every day transfers between family, friends, or business associates.  We can also review contracts that have been presented to you such as construction contracts, employment contracts and everyday waivers.

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Business Planning

Many people today are creating small businesses or, with luck, developing in to large businesses.  My office can register your small business and help you with the state paperwork, filings and documents to get you started.  We can also help your business with the resources to grow along the way.  Too often small business owners come to us after they have been in business for years only to find out that they have been operating illegally or in an unprotected fashion.  Whether you start on day one or suspect you may have been operating on bad information for years, come see us to put your mind at ease.

Contracts & Deeds

If you don't own a small business, but transact business on a regular basis, my office can help you make sure you are covered.  We draft contracts and deeds for every day transfers between family, friends, or business associates.  We can also review contracts that have been presented to you such as construction contracts, employment contracts and everyday waivers.

Landlord/Tenant

Lease problems, from either side, are usually urgent and oftentimes have disastrous consequences for at least one of the parties.  My office's goal is to educate the parties to a lease agreement so they can make good decisions about their future.  Additionally, I handle evictions and eviction defense.

Family Law

Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence are the cornerstones of Family Law, but it can also be as simple as not knowing what to do when your child starts to struggle at school or with his or her family situation.  If you are having issues with an ex-spouse, current spouse or the unmarried parent of your child there are several ways to address them, not just lawsuits and court hearings. 

Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or suspect you may have committed a crime you must hire a criminal defense attorney.  I have found that first time offenders or accused who have never experienced the criminal justice system before seem to appreciate the explanations that I give.  The criminal justice system is intentionally designed to be a very frightening process with even worse consequences. Your liberty and property are at stake, no matter what the police or prosecutor tells you.  Confidentiality and trust are key and you can only have both with a good criminal defense attorney. 

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation is a fancy way of saying lawsuits.  My office will prosecute your lawsuit if it becomes necessary, but we first try to find a solution that helps everyone.  Television tells us that a lawsuit is a great way to get rich, win millions and punish the bad-guy, but more often it is way for attorneys to get rich, everyone to lose millions and punish yourself.  I will always look for the most cost effective solution to your problem.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation is a fancy way of saying lawsuits.  My office will prosecute your lawsuit if it becomes necessary, but we first try to find a solution that helps everyone.  Television tells us that a lawsuit is a great way to get rich, win millions and punish the bad-guy, but more often it is way for attorneys to get rich, everyone to lose millions and punish yourself.  I will always look for the most cost effective solution to your problem.

General Legal Advice

It is unreasonable to ask you, as a non-lawyer, to classify your case.  When you call my office, my assistant will ask you what type of case you have or to describe your problem, but ultimately you call an attorney because you just don't know.  That is fine.  I am happy to sit down, speak with you, and let you know if your problem can be solved by the legal system.  After 10 years in the Englewood area, we have resources to help you deal with non-legal problems and oftentimes we can find you solutions at very low costs.

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General Legal Advice

It is unreasonable to ask you, as a non-lawyer, to classify your case.  When you call my office, my assistant will ask you what type of case you have or to describe your problem, but ultimately you call an attorney because you just don't know.  That is fine.  I am happy to sit down, speak with you, and let you know if your problem can be solved by the legal system.  After 10 years in the Englewood area, we have resources to help you deal with non-legal problems and oftentimes we can find you solutions at very low costs.

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