Mr. Cruce is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Bachelors degree in business from the University of Florida in 1972. Following three years with a national underwriter he opened a title business in Clay County in 1976, focusing on residential and commercial properties.
In 1996, he elected to pursue a long-time desire to continue his education and began taking required courses to enter graduate school which he entered in 1998 at the University of North Florida. This experience encouraged him to pursue a second goal – to obtain a law degree. Entering Florida Coastal School of Law in Fall 2000, he was named to Dean’s List and received an Award of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute. Following admission to the Florida Bar, he served as in-house counsel to a national settlement services company which he left to enter private practice serving residents of Duval and Clay Counties in the areas of bankruptcy, probate, and clearing title to real property.
Mr. Cruce is authorized to practice in Florida State Courts, United States Court, Middle District of Florida, and United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida.
Lawyers for President Barack Obama and Gov. Rick Scott’s administration asked a judge today to dismiss a ballot challenge that alleges Obama is not a “natural born citizen.”
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis did not immediately rule. He gave lawyers on both sides a week to submit proposed orders.
The following is a three-part series of commentaries jointly authored by Representative Bryan Nelson and Senator Garrett Richter. Nelson and Richter chair the state banking and insurance committees in their respective chambers.
Lawsuit Claims Real Estate Attorney Failed to Check Property’s Zoning Before Client Made $2.2M Land Buy
Martinez represented Zepol, a South Florida-based trucking company, in a $2.2 million land purchase in Opa-Locka. Zepol had informed Martinez the property was being purchased for a commercial trucking facility, but attorney Martinez failed to investigate whether the land was zoned for its intended use, according to Trazenfeld’s suit.