Welcome Matt Hatfield and Luke Markham
We are pleased to welcome Matt Hatfield to the St. Petersburg office. Matt will assist clients with a wide variety of general business and corporate matters, including entity selection and formation, negotiation and drafting of shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements and other professional contracts. He also advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial transactions and corporate financing transactions.
Luke Markham has joined the firm with 13 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. Luke started his career as a commercial appraiser and then was a management associate for a real estate finance group for a major lender where he analyzed and reviewed and underwrote commercial real estate transactions. He left banking to work with a prominent Central Florida home building company. While with the homebuilder, Luke served in many different capacities, including marketing, land acquisition, development, commercial finance and in-house counsel. Luke also operated a homeowners association management company where he had direct responsibility for eighteen associations and company profitability. Luke’s varied experience has provided him with a background focused on all aspects of real estate. Luke will continue his areas of expertise at Johnson Pope to assist our residential and commercial real estate clients.