Richard S. Webb, IV

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Florida, 1974
Kentucky, 1974

Practice Concentration

Richard Webb concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, business law, and manufactured housing law.   He has represented clients in complex real estate and business matters in Florida since 1977, handling a wide range of regulatory and administrative law issues, business formation, transactions, financings, and land use matters. 

Mr. Webb has notable experience handling purchase, sale, operation, and financing transactions related to all types of commercial real estate, including manufactured housing communities, self-storage facilities, office, retail, hotel, and other commercial projects. 

As a companion area to his real estate practice, Mr. Webb serves as title insurance agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Old Republic Title Insurance Company, and Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D., 1973), Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Kentucky (B.B.A., 1970)

Court Admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • Kentucky State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Background and Experience

  • U.S. Army Reserve: Captain, JAG (1970 to 1978)
  • Law Clerk to Honorable B.T. Moynahan, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky (1974 to 1976)

Professional Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar: Member; Business Law Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Sarasota County Bar Association: Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association: Member
  • Florida Manufactured Housing Association: Member; Executive Council of Filled Park Division
  • Florida Self Storage Association: Member; Contributing Author for Association’s Quarterly Publication; Speaker at Association’s 2013 Annual Convention
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee: Member; Chairman (1984 to 1986)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, Mobile Home Parks Chapter, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, The Florida Bar (Continuing Legal Education), 3rd to 8th Editions
  • Author, “Buyer Beware”, An Overview of Buyer’s Due Diligence Requirements in Acquiring a Self Storage Facility, Florida Self Storage Association, FSSA Inprint (December 2012)
  • Speaker, Florida Self Storage Association Annual Convention

Community Involvement

  • Sun Coast Mental Health, Inc.: Chairman, Board of Directors (1988)
  • Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce: Director (2012 to present); Executive Committee Member (2012 to present); Legal Counsel (2012 to 2015)
  • The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art: Legal Counsel (1986 to 2002)
  • Art Center Sarasota (f/k/a Sarasota Art Association): Former Legal Counsel