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Colby Keefe Elevated to Real Estate Department Chair

Real Estate and Association Attorney Colby KeefeHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is thrilled to announce that stockholder Colby Keefe has been named Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Commenting on her new role, she shares:

“I am truly honored to assume the role of Chair of the Real Estate Department as Henderson Franklin celebrates its centennial anniversary. Leading this skilled team of attorneys across Southwest Florida during such a significant milestone is both exciting and humbling. I am committed to upholding the legacy of excellence that has defined our firm for 100 years while advancing our mission to serve our communities and clients.”

Since joining Henderson Franklin in March 2021 and becoming a stockholder in January 2023, Keefe has profoundly impacted the firm and its clients. Her practice focuses on representing community associations as general counsel and representing clients in real estate development projects, including residential communities and commercial subdivisions.

Keefe also serves as the Summer Associate Program Chair, offering law students an opportunity to enhance their academic experience while immersing themselves in the daily operations of a full-service law firm. Her professional and civic affiliations also include the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2022 and the Lee County Bar Association. Keefe also volunteers as a dog walker at the Animal Refuge Center located in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Outgoing real estate chair Edward Canterbury shares,

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have led the Real Estate Department and am thrilled to pass the baton to Colby. She has demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in her practice, and I have no doubt that her leadership will be instrumental in guiding our department forward. I fully support and encourage her as she takes on this new role during our firm’s centennial celebration. I am confident that under her direction, our team will continue to excel and deliver the high-quality service our clients expect.”

Keefe obtained her undergraduate degree at Flagler College and Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is based out of the firm’s Fort Myers office and may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1184.

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