Malcolm J. Pitchford: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Malcolm J. Pitchford

Sarasota,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Data Breach
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL, 34230
University University of Florida, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Florida; United States District Court Middle District of Florida

Professional and Community Affiliations

•The Florida Bar's, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (12A), former Chair
•The Florida Bar's Attorney Consumer Assistance Program ( ACAP )
•Florida Bar's Florida Attorneys Saving Homes Program ( FASH )
•Florida Bar Grievance and Fee Arbitration Committee
•Sarasota County Bar Association
•American Bar Association Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections
•American Bar Association Banking Law; Subcommittee on Commercial and Real Estate Lending; Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law; Subcommittee on Lenders' Issues, Multi-Disciplinary Practice, Ethics, Professionalism and Public Education; and Loan Practices and Lender Liability Committees
•International Bar Association
•American Society of International Law
•Law Society of England and Wales, Solicitor
•Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Committee
•Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
•Board of Risk Management Association, Sarasota/Manatee Chapter
•fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys
•Child Protection Center, Inc., former Board Member
•Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100
•Florida West Coast Symphony, former Board Member
•Sarasota County Civic League


Malcolm Mike J. Pitchford's practice is in the Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Financing Transactions and Alternate Dispute Resolution practice groups in the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Mike has substantial experience in representing financial institutions in a wide variety of commercial lending and related transactions including asset based lending, receivables financing, real estate acquisition/development, construction lending, mezzanine financing, letters of credit, loan workouts and disposition of troubled loans and REO/CREO assets. He also regularly represents institutional lenders in connection with negotiating and documenting asset recovery and loan workouts, including forbearance agreements, confidentiality agreements and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. In addition, Mike regularly represents individual and private lenders in connection with commercial and residential acquisition, development and construction loans.

He is also a Certified Civil Court Mediator and Panelist for the American Arbitration Association. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.


•AV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubble
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2012, 2013

News Releases

05.19.2015 Malcolm J. Pitchford to Present at Quiet Title Actions in Florida Seminar
06.13.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
04.17.2012 Malcolm J. Pitchford Certified as a Program Arbitrator
11.03.2010 Malcolm J. Pitchford Appointed to Real Estate Certification Committee of the Florida Bar and Joins Board of Risk Management Association
05.17.2010 Malcolm J. Pitchford Certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
02.18.2010 Malcolm J. Pitchford to Present at Florida Bankers Association Annual Meeting

Events and Presentations

06.17.2015 Quiet Title Actions in Florida
07.14.2014 Title Law from Start to Finish: Understand the Entire Breadth of Title-Related Issues

Bar Fellowship: of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys
•Child Protection Center, Inc., former Board Member
•Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100
•Florida West Coast Symphony, former Board Member
•Sarasota County Civic League


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Office Information

Malcolm J. Pitchford

240 South Pineapple Avenue
SarasotaFL 34236


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