Value to Clients and Community

Value to Clients and Community

About the Firm

Northwest Florida law firm delivering accuracy, responsiveness, and altruism to clients. Community associations, corporations,  real estate investors, and developers engage us to create solutions and provide business oriented legal advice and consulting. Our long term roots in the community and close partnerships with and among our clients creates value that far exceeds what can be delivered by a traditional law firm.

Areas of Practice


 

Community Associations

Condominiums and homeowners associations, many with multimillion dollar revenues and hundreds of shareholders (i.e. owners), are some of the most involved and politically complex organizations in the region. With two licensed CAMs, two former presidents of CAI, and years of experience, we provide such clients with legal advice on revising rules and restrictions, enforcing covenants, assessment collections, procedural/governance issues, and litigation.

Real Estate

Real estate development and investment is a core passion for us, given its economic influence and tangibility. We combine experience, skill, and business judgment to provide legal and consulting advice to developers and investors in northwest Florida. Uniquely knowledgable about the area and its future, we can help maximize the return and impact for those looking to develop or invest in residential or commercial real estate.

Corporate

As the economic opportunities in the region expand, more new and retired entrepreneurs are making their homes in the area. Few other local firms offer the practical and educational experience in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and complex corporate matters than we do. We use this experience to help small and startup businesses establish and operate their organization with scale and efficiency.

Brandon R. Burg

Attorney/Founder


Background and Education

Raised in Bay County, Florida, Brandon received his JD/MBA in 2008 from Florida State University. Prior to that he received his bachelors degree in Business Management, also from FSU. While in college, Brandon worked for then Speaker Designate of the Florida House of Representatives, Allan Bense. Brandon was then awarded a Speaker's Fellowship by House Speaker, Marco Rubio.  

Professional Experience

Brandon started his legal career handling a variety of matters for a large Tampa based law firm. He returned to Panama City in 2013 and his practice primarily focuses on representing community associations, developers of and investors in real estate, and general corporate counsel for several local start up companies.     

Community Involvement

Brandon was appointed by Governor Scott  as a member of 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2016. He is also a licensed community association manager (CAM) and former president of the North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Association Institute. Brandon also serves as a Director of the Walton County Habitat for Humanity, a director of the FSU-PC Development Board, and member of the Supervisory Committee for Tyndall Federal Credit Union. 
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Julia Steiner

Attorney


Background and Education

Julia received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with High Distinction and was a member of the Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society. She served as Director of the Harvard Law School National Security Research Committee, and contributed to the Brookings Institution’s publication, The Lawfare Blog. 
 

Professional Experience

Julia began her legal career in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and has been assisting community associations in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay County for years. Her practice focuses mainly on addressing the unique issues that arise in the homeowners’ association and condominium context, although she has extensive experience with general commercial litigation, national security and government contracting issues, and land use disputes.
 

 

 

Michael H. Casanover

Attorney


Background and Education

Michael received his J.D. from the University of Florida Law School in 2009.  Prior to that he received his bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance from Illinois State University. Michael also currently holds a Certified Public Accountant designation in the state of Illinois and is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Professional Experience

Michael began is legal career in Tampa handling community association matters for a Tampa based law firm. Michael has extensive litigation experience (pre-suit, trial, and  appeal) throughout the state of Florida. 
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Jennifer Burg

Vice President / Executive Closer


Born and raised in Port St. Joe, Florida, Jennifer is a sixth-generation panhandle native. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of West Florida and prior to joining the firm, she worked in healthcare for more than ten years. Jennifer’s nursing career included caring for critically ill children in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, serving as a pediatric heart transplant coordinator, and holding various nursing leadership positions. Over her career, Jennifer received multiple awards and recognition for her leadership and customer satisfaction.
Since the inception of Burg Law Firm, the goal has been to provide high-quality services that meet the comprehensive needs of our clients. To assist in meeting these needs, we found it a great opportunity to have Jennifer join the family business to manage our real estate closing department. Jennifer brings the firm those specialized skills from her years in health care that include acute and prompt attention to detail, a high level of organizational skills, excellent communication, and the ability to provide award-winning customer service. She will ensure your real estate transaction runs smoothly and will provide you with personalized services to meet your needs.

Brandon R. Burg

Attorney/Founder


Background and Education

Raised in Bay County, Florida, Brandon received his JD/MBA in 2008 from Florida State University. Prior to that he received his bachelors degree in Business Management, also from FSU. While in college, Brandon worked for then Speaker Designate of the Florida House of Representatives, Allan Bense. Brandon was then awarded a Speaker's Fellowship by House Speaker, Marco Rubio.  

Professional Experience

Brandon started his legal career handling a variety of matters for a large Tampa based law firm. He returned to Panama City in 2013 and his practice primarily focuses on representing community associations, developers of and investors in real estate, and general corporate counsel for several local start up companies.     

Community Involvement

Brandon was appointed by Governor Scott  as a member of 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2016. He is also a licensed community association manager (CAM) and former president of the North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Association Institute. Brandon also serves as a Director of the Walton County Habitat for Humanity, a director of the FSU-PC Development Board, and member of the Supervisory Committee for Tyndall Federal Credit Union.  
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Julia Steiner

Attorney


Background and Education

Julia received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with High Distinction and was a member of the Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society. She served as Director of the Harvard Law School National Security Research Committee, and contributed to the Brookings Institution’s publication, The Lawfare Blog.  

Professional Experience

Julia began her legal career in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and has been assisting community associations in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay County for years. Her practice focuses mainly on addressing the unique issues that arise in the homeowners’ association and condominium context, although she has extensive experience with general commercial litigation, national security and government contracting issues, and land use disputes.
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Michael H. Casanover

Attorney


Background and Education

Michael received his J.D. from the University of Florida Law School in 2009.  Prior to that he received his bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance from Illinois State University. Michael also currently holds a Certified Public Accountant designation in the state of Illinois and is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Professional Experience

Michael began is legal career in Tampa handling community association matters for a Tampa based law firm. Michael has extensive litigation experience (pre-suit, trial, and  appeal) throughout the state of Florida. 
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Jennifer Burg

Vice President / Executive Closer


Born and raised in Port St. Joe, Florida, Jennifer is a sixth-generation panhandle native. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of West Florida and prior to joining the firm, she worked in healthcare for more than ten years. Jennifer’s nursing career included caring for critically ill children in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, serving as a pediatric heart transplant coordinator, and holding various nursing leadership positions. Over her career, Jennifer received multiple awards and recognition for her leadership and customer satisfaction.
Since the inception of Burg Law Firm, the goal has been to provide high-quality services that meet the comprehensive needs of our clients. To assist in meeting these needs, we found it a great opportunity to have Jennifer join the family business to manage our real estate closing department. Jennifer brings the firm those specialized skills from her years in health care that include acute and prompt attention to detail, a high level of organizational skills, excellent communication, and the ability to provide award-winning customer service. She will ensure your real estate transaction runs smoothly and will provide you with personalized services to meet your needs.
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What Others Are Saying

"Their experience and knowledge of condominium law is unmatched. When my association has a question, I know Brandon will get me a definitive response in a timely manner. He makes my job easier as an association manager, and that's not always the case with legal counsel." - Gene Claseman, CAM 

"As President of my large HOA, I depend on Brandon for advise on a variety of matters. He's solid with his legal advise but as important he's great with helping us accomplish goals efficiently and with the proper procedures." - Ken Buchholz 

"We have worked with Burg Law on numerous projects. They not only give us great legal advice but they understand the business aspects of our developments as well. They incorporate the interests of our investors, marketing team, and us the developer seamlessly to make sure everyone is protected. Having them on our side gives us peace of mind.” - Mughis Chaudry

 Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact

Burg Law Firm, P.A.
14101 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Suite 160
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
O: 850.851.0621
E: Brandon@BurgLaw.com

Contact

Burg Law Firm, P.A.
14101 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Suite 160
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
O: 850.851.0621
E: Brandon@BurgLaw.com