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Fort Myers Attorney Edward Canterbury Recertified as Expert in Real Estate Law

Edward CanterburyHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Edward Canterbury has been recertified as a legal expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He has maintained Florida Bar Board Certification in real estate law for over a decade.

Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.  In Florida, only board certified lawyers may use the terms “specialist,” “expert” or “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials.

Canterbury concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law, including commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance and commercial leases. His experience includes representation of developers, builders, investors, medical groups, governmental agencies, lending institutions, non-profit corporations and national title insurance underwriters. Canterbury is chair of both the firm’s Associate and Expansion Committees, is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties, Inc.

Canterbury has received much recognition throughout his legal career, including being named a “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated (2018, 2020-2021), and was named to Florida Super Lawyers® list as a “Rising Star.” He was Valedictorian of his law class and served as Law Review Associate Editor.

Canterbury received his law degree from Ohio Northern University, summa cum laude and his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. He may be reached at 239.344.1275 or via email at

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