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Serving as of-counsel, Joseph W. Gaynor, joined the firm Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP in January 2008.  Joseph W. Gaynor, P.A. (1995 – present), was the successor to Jacobs, Robbins and Gaynor, P.A. and its successors by merger (1971-1995) specializing in real estate; acquisition, financing and conversion of manufactured home communities and apartments; development of shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes, condominiums and planned unit developments, including golf courses, marinas and hotel facilities. Since 1995, he and his partners have developed numerous shopping centers and mobile home communities throughout the United States and residential subdivisions, golf courses and marinas within the State of Florida and Mexico.

Distinctions & Memberships 

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1971
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1971
  • American Bar Association Member, 1971 – 1997
  • Circuit Civil Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida, 2007
  • Clearwater Bar Association Member
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers 1986 – 1997
  • Leadership Forum, President Bush’s Advisory Counsel, 1990-1995
  • Legislative Coalition for a Drug Free Florida, 1990-1995
  • Mobile Home Law Committee, 1990 – 1995
  • Morton Plant Hospital, Roebling Society, 1989-1992
  • Operation Par, Inc., Chairman of the Board 1989-1995
  • Operation Par, Inc., Served on Board of Directors 1986 – 1989
  • St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Cruise and Port Development Task Force, 1987-1988
  • Tampa Bay Magazine’s choice in “Best of Tampa Bay” for Real Estate Law, 1997
  • Tampa Bay Partnership for a Drug Free Workplace, Chairman, 1990-1995
  • The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995


  • Rutgers University B.S., with honors
  • Stetson University College of Law J.D. – 1971

When He’s Not Working Hard for Clients 

Joseph is out on the water somewhere fishing and boating.

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