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Charles B. “Chuck” Costar, III is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he practices transactional real estate, land use and real estate based financing and is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Chuck represents businesses, institutions and individuals buying, selling, developing and financing real estate transactions. He is experienced representing local and national developers and home builders on large-scale commercial, mixed-use and residential projects. He also represents financial institutions in workout and restructuring transactions as well as foreclosure actions.

Chuck is a past member of Orange County’s Florida Board of Zoning Adjustment, former board member of Lifework Leadership and a graduate of Leadership Orlando and Lifework Leadership.


  • University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1992
  • University of Florida, B.S., B.A., with honors, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Graduate, Leadership Orlando and Lifework Leadership
  • Past member, Florida Board of Zoning Adjustment of Orange County
  • Past Board Member, Lifework Leadership