Harry K. Bender

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Harry K. Bender graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1966 and from the University of Miami School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1969. After graduation he served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1974 as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps. After admission to The Florida Bar in 1975 he was employed by the downtown Miami firm of Nicholson, Howard, Brauner and Lovett until he and the senior partner of such firm, Don Nicholson, and Harry Bender formed Nicholson, Bender & Chandler and in 1981 Bender, Bender & Chandler, PA with offices in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1996 Bender, Bender & Chandler, PA open a branch office in Sarasota where Mr. Chandler became the resident partner which office, although now physically located in Palmetto, Florida, serves the entire southwest Florida area with particular emphasis on Palmetto/Bradenton/Sarasota. In 1980 he and former Senior Partner Don Nicholson formed Nicholson, Bender & Chandler with James Chandler, such firm being the precursor to the establishment in 1981 Bender Bender & Chandler, P.A. with offices in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm of Bender, Bender & Chandler, P.A. opened a branch office in Sarasota which office has since 2008 been located in Palmetto, Florida, with James Chandler being the resident partner, Bender, Bender & Chandler’s main office continues to be in Coral Gables, Florida with the offices serving all of the Southwest and Central Florida area. Harry Bender, as are all members of the firm, is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. His principal areas of practice include commercial and business transactions and litigation with specific emphasis on real estate and corporate related matters. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar since 1970, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Court of Military Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.Harry Bender was born in Wilmington, North Carolina where his father was stationed in the military during World War II but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until graduation from high school. He is married to the former April Renee Stark of Coral Gables, Florida and has an extended family of two children and two grandchildren. He and his family enjoy fishing, scuba diving, golf, traveling and cooking.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General/Corporate Commercial
  • Corporate Commercial Real Estate/Transactional
  • Corporate Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
786-292-0754  Phone
305-648-1133  Phone
305-648-4462  Fax
Year of First Admission:
1970, Florida and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Wilmington, North Carolina, May 20, 1944

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