Craig Woodward has been Partner in charge of the Firm’s Marco Island, Florida office since 1986 and is now Senior Counsel, after having originally joined his father, Arthur V. Woodward, Esq. in 1980. Craig handles real estate, zoning issues, estate planning, probate, business law and local government law. He represents hotels, restaurants, time-share projects, contractors, marinas, land developers, homeowner associations, real estate companies, banks, and private individuals. Craig is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar. Craig is also Vice President of First Title & Abstract, Inc. and President of North Marco Utility Co., Inc. He was attorney for the Marco Island Independent Fire District (1991-1995).


    • Commercial and residential real estate closings
    • Zoning issues, variances, site development plan approvals, complex financing and leasing of properties
    • Deeds, mortgages, easements
    • Structuring 1031 Tax Free exchanges
    • Determination of ownership of submerged lands
    • Business entities, formation, acquisition, sales
    • Wills and Trusts preparation
    • Estate Planning
    • Local Government Law
    • Board Certified in Real Estate Law, The Florida Bar, 1993 – present
    • University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1980
    • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance, 1977
    • Florida, 1980
    • The Florida Bar
    • Collier County Bar Association
    • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Honored in Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, Naples Illustrated, 2021
    • Honoree, “The Naples Top 100, Collier County’s Most Influential Business Leaders,” Naples Illustrated, 2021
    • Top Southwest Florida Lawyers, Gulfshore Business, 2012
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011 – 2012
    • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers®, Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Marco Island, FL, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2020, 2021
    • Class of 25 over 50 for accomplishments and leadership in Collier County, Naples Daily News, 2017
    • Keynote Speaker, Marco’s 50th Anniversary, 2015
    • Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), Nominating Committee, 2013 – 2016
    • President, Marco Island Historical Society, 2010
    • Chairman, Collier County Historic/Archaeological Preservation Board, 2011 – 2012; 2015
    • Chairman, Exhibits Committee, Marco Island Museum, 2010 – 2015
    • Spirit of Marco Award, Rotary Club of Marco Island, 2012
    • Awarded Keys to the City, City of Marco Island, Marco City Council, 2010
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, 2010
    • “Best Original Writing,” Community Papers of Florida, articles for Coastal Breeze News, 2010
    • Marco Island Citizen of the Year, Naples Daily News, 2007
    • President, Marco Island Utilities, 1997
    • President, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, 1997
    • President, Marco YMCA, 1994
    • President, Marco Island Sunrise Rotary, 1990
    • Graduate, Leadership Collier, Class of 1989

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