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Real Estate Attorney Edward Canterbury Elevated as Henderson Franklin’s Next Managing Lawyer

Florida Real Estate Attorney Edward CanterburyHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce the election of Edward Canterbury as Managing Lawyer for a three-year term beginning in May. Since his arrival at Henderson Franklin in 2005, Canterbury has showcased his exceptional leadership skills, previously serving on the firm’s Executive Committee, leading both the Associate and Expansion Committees, and contributing significantly to the Recruiting Committee. He shares,

“Assuming the role of Managing Lawyer at Henderson Franklin during our firm’s centennial year is an extraordinary honor. Guided by the lessons of our past and fueled by the promise of the future, I am dedicated to steering Henderson Franklin toward continued success and growth into the next century. Together, we will embrace innovation, adapt to evolving landscapes, and seize opportunities to serve our clients and our community with distinction.”

A Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate legal expert, Canterbury represents a diverse clientele, including developers, builders, governmental agencies, lending institutions, non-profit corporations, and national title insurance underwriters. His practice spans commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance, and commercial leases. Canterbury’s exemplary performance in real estate law has earned him widespread respect and recognition, including being named a “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated and a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers.

Canterbury’s dedication extends beyond the legal realm, as evidenced by his active involvement in various community organizations. A proud member and past president of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council, and member of the Real Estate Invesment Society, he remains engaged in shaping the local real estate landscape. He has also generously dedicated his time and expertise to the Executive Committee Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc., embodying the spirit of giving back to the community.

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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