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McGuire & McGuire, P.A.
12159 Red Leaf Road, Parrish, FL 34219

Telephone: (941) 713-4950
E-mail: info@mcguirepa.com

Practice Areas

• Land Use and Zoning Regulations
• Government Regulations
• General Litigation
• General Practice

Attorney Hugh E. McGuire, Jr.

hem@mcguirepa.com
941-713-4950



Hugh E. McGuire, Jr. is a principal at McGuire & McGuire, P.A., and has served the people and businesses of Manatee County for more than 40 years. Mr. McGuire currently focuses his practice primarily in the areas of governmental affairs, land use and development law, corporate and commercial transactions, and agricultural law.

Mr. McGuire has extensive experience handling corporate transactions and land use transactions. His reputation for excellence in this area has resulted in his appointment to several high-profile positions within the government and private businesses. Since its inception, Mr. McGuire is a member of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. He was the driving force and founding member of the North County Partnership, a group of 22 developers working as a public/private partnership with Manatee County in planning and constructing infrastructure in the North County area. Mr. McGuire served as the initial Chairman for the partnership, when it spearheaded the expansion and improvement of a state road. He also served on the Board of Directors of Synovus Bank. As part of his representation of developers and businesses, Mr. McGuire has been continually involved in the financing and transactional aspects of many residential and business transactions.

Mr. McGuire has argued before the Florida Cabinet, served as a board member on various civic organizations and represented clients before state and local governmental agencies, boards and commissions. Mr. McGuire is licensed to practice in all Florida courts, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to starting the firm in 2013, Mr. McGuire served as an attorney for the City of Palmetto for 25 years and represented local fire districts.

As a sixth generation Manatee County resident, Mr. McGuire is very active in civic affairs. He is President of the Parrish Foundation, a community foundation. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce and is past President of the Manatee Community Blood Center, as well as a former member of the Board of Trustees of Manatee Community College now known as the State College of Florida. He is also a member of the Manatee County Bar Association, of which he served as President and as a member of the Board of Directors from 1990 to 1991. In 2001, Mr. McGuire was awarded the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his involvement with community service organizations and pro bono legal services.

Practice areas

  • Land use and zoning regulations
  • Government regulations
  • General Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
Education
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1971
  • Shorter College, B.A., 1962
    • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Honors & Accomplishments
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Manatee County Bar Association, 2001
  • Past Chairman, North County Partnership
  • Board member, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Former member of Board of Trustees, Manatee Community College

Attorney Carol A. McGuire

cam@mcguirepa.com
941-713-4952



Carol A. McGuire is a principal at McGuire & McGuire, P.A. and has practiced in the Tampa Bay are for 29 years. Ms. McGuire currently practices in the areas of land development, real estate disputes and general litigation. She maintains an AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbel® Peer Review Rating™ representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Ms. McGuire's practice has added value to clients in excess of $10,000,000.00. Her representations have included Fortune 200 and Fortune 500 companies as well as agricultural, industrial and family-owned businesses. She represented the former Manatee County Sheriff for 25 years. Over the course of her career, Ms. Mcguire has represented clients before Federal and State agencies as well as local governments.

Prior to starting the firm in 2013, Ms. McGuire was a sole practitoner. Ms. McGuire served as a member of the Board of Overseers for Stetson University College of Law; the Judicial Nominating Commision for the Second District Court of Appeal (Chair); the Florida Bar Grievance Committee (Chair) and the Manatee County Law Library (Chair). She received the Award of Merit by the Florida Association for Woman Lawyers, Manatee Chapter and was a Master in the Grimes-Goodrich Inn of Court. Ms. McGuire had a case featured in the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal.

Practice areas

  • Land use and zoning regulations
  • Government regulations
  • General Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1985
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (Law Review)
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1982
Professional Affiliations & Memberships