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John Spear Celebrates 25 Years as a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law

John SpearHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Bonita Springs attorney John Spear has completed his recertification, marking his 25th year as a Florida Bar board certified specialist in real estate law. Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. It is the gold standard for Florida lawyers that they have attained a level of professional expertise in their chosen fields.

Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Spear was managing lawyer of his own law firm for 37 years. He has spent the majority of his 40-year career representing sellers and buyers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as matters of title insurance and other real property issues throughout Southwest Florida.

Active in his community, Spear serves on the Bonita Springs Assistance Office Board of Directors. He also has served as President/Chairman of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (n/k/a SWFL, Inc.), the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs, the Bonita Springs Speaker’s Assembly, the Bonita Springs Community Foundation, and the Bonita Springs YMCA. From 2008-2012 Spear served as Deputy Mayor for the City of Bonita Springs, Florida.

Spear has been honored as “Citizen of the Year” by both the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Lion’s Club. In 2015, the Naples Daily News recognized Spear as a “25 over 50” honoree for his long history of community service. Spear graduated with his B.A. from Valparaiso University. He went on to obtain his J.D. from the University of Illinois. Spear may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1351.

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