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Overview

Brett Renton is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

Brett is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rated attorney and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in business litigation. He represents individuals, companies, corporations, banks and government entities in business litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, government law and construction law.

Business Litigation
Brett has handled contract disputes, partnership breakups, dissolutions of companies, franchise/franchisee matters, and debt collection. He also works on both compliance with and litigation over consumer protection laws including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Landlord Tenant Matters
Brett represents tenants and landlords in all aspects of lease transactions, with an emphasis on commercial leasing. He has handled eviction claims, non-payment of rent actions, non-monetary defaults, and other leasing issues.

Government Law
Among other government clients, Brett has represented the Sanford Airport Authority, the government entity that runs the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, for nearly 10 years. Brett has handled compliance issues concerning: financial and document disclosure requirements, public meeting requirements, federal and state grants, the Florida Sunshine Law, employee concerns, construction, environment, eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters.

Construction Law
Brett represents entities on construction defect disputes. In one particular case, a suit was filed for defective construction of a 23-building apartment community. Brett worked with the remediation company and client while in litigation to ensure no spoliation of evidence claims could be advanced by the parties sued. Brett also handles construction lien issues on behalf of contractors and homeowners.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Florida, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude, 2004
  • University of Florida, B.S., Advertising, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Certified Process Server Program – Committee Member; appointed by Chief Judge June, 2017
  • Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (December 30, 2016 – July 1, 2020)
  • Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel (2016 – 2018)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Executive Council (2016 – 2017)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    • President, June 1, 2016—May 31, 2017
    • Board Member, 2012—2016, Treasurer (October 2013—May 2015)
    • Chairperson, Golf Committee (2010—2012)
    • Chairperson, Social Committee (2011—2013)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, YLS Liaison (2013—Present)
  • Young Lawyer Division, Florida Representative at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting
  • One Hope United Charity
    •  Board of Directors (2016 – Present)
    • Governance Chair (2017 – Present)
    • Executive Committee (2017 – Present)
  • Florida Citrus Sports Association, Bowl Team Scout Committee (2008—Present)
  • Florida Citrus Sports Association, Military Affairs Committee (2008—2011)

Recognition

Presentations

  • Young Lawyer Panelist, “Practicing with Professionalism,” January 28, 2016