Our Members

Our Members

Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell

Founding Member

Firm: The Farrell Firm, PLLC

Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate

Scott Farrell is a longtime Tampa attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of real estate, with an emphasis on residential and commercial closing and title services. Scott also represents a number of growing companies in transactional, regulatory and healthcare matters. Scott has an extensive background in higher education, media and consumer products. Scott is a current board member of the Eastin Center for Career Readiness at Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining the Eastin Center Board, Scott served seven years as a board member of the College at Brockport Foundation, as well as a member of the University of Florida Athletic Department’s Fan Advisory Council. Scott spent 10 years as a member of the University of South Florida Medical Institutional Review Board. Scott has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. He is the former host of The Farrell Files on WTSP Channel 10 and the Scott Farrell Show on AM 820 in Tampa Bay. Scott also serves as the CEO of Ideas Twins, LLC Happegear®, a consumer products manufacturer. Scott is a member of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and holds an M.A. from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida with a concentration in media regulation. Scott received his B.S. in History from the College at Brockport, State University of New York.

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Paul Ferreira

Paul Ferreira

Founding Member

Firm: Lexwerx Law Firm

Practice Areas: Government Contracts

A first-generation American, Paul was the first in his family to graduate college majoring in accounting. After graduating from Cardozo School of Law in New York City, Paul started a traditional career as a Prosecutor. Paul has represented foreign and domestic insurance companies in fraudulent claims investigations. He enjoys the “gotcha” aspect of uncovering deceptive schemes and learning the details of how businesses make money. Paul is also a CPA which helps him follow the money. Paul is a servant leader. He loves to help people whether it’s assisting a young entrepreneur to kickstart his/her business or a senior couple manage their wealth, it’s about helping people achieve their goals. Paul is a member of the Hillsborough Bar Association, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Contracting Manager’s Association, the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

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Chris Hersem

Chris Hersem

Founding Member

Firm: Hersem Law

Practice Areas: DUI Defense; Criminal Defense; Traffic Ticket Defense; Personal Injury

Hersem Law is a full-service law firm representing diverse clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. We’re always working toward the most effective, immediate resolution while taking precautions to avoid potential problems. Attorney Christopher Hersem is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Clearwater. He is dedicated to helping his clients win their cases, whether they involve DUI, traffic tickets, criminal defense, or personal injury claims. Mr. Hersem has received the following awards: AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Legal Elite by Florida Trend, 10/10 AVVO Rating, 3-time recipient of Best DUI Attorney in Tampa Bay by Tampa Magazine.

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Aegis Law

Aegis Law

Member

Firm: Aegis Law

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Operating, Partnership & Shareholder Agreements; Intellectual Property; Mediation & Arbitration; E-Commerce & Online Sellers

Aegis Law, formerly Walk Law Firm, P.A., is a one-stop shop, providing general counsel services with a focus on providing practical business counsel for businesses with small or nonexistent legal departments. Their scope of services ranges from the formation of your business to complex contract negotiation, intellectual property support, and counsel on strategic transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Aegis Law works with many internationally owned and global businesses as U.S. Counsel. They work with investment bankers and business brokers to ensure that deals are done the right way, often serving as a neutral closer to facilitate a smooth transaction. Because they are business executives and lawyers, they are value-oriented and tailor their solutions to address legal and business planning issues. This combination is something many firms are not prepared to offer. It allows Aegis Law to address both short- and long-term legal liability and operational concerns in the most cost-effective way.

Because Rochelle Friedman Walk is a Florida Supreme Court-Certified circuit, civil, family and appellate mediator, Aegis Law is able to provide neutral services, including mediation and arbitration services that work toward dispute resolution in the best possible way.

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Derrill McAteer

Derrill McAteer

Virtual Member

Firm: McAteer Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Business, Land Use, and Real Estate Attorney

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