Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano, P.L. is located in downtown Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, offering services throughout the State and concentrating its practice in the Tampa Bay area. Founded in 1922, the firm continues its tradition of maintaining a general civil practice and providing the highest quality legal services.

The firm has traditionally offered highly-specialized and comprehensive representation in the complex areas of real estate development and business acquisitions and restructuring. Its land use and real estate development attorneys offer a full range of services for the developer from land use approvals, financing and closing transactions, to horizontal and vertical development documentation and dispute resolution. Our experienced business transactional attorneys are proficient in coordinating with outside accountants, tax advisors and other professionals to establish business entities and effect business transactions that serve the particular needs of the client.

Our trial lawyers offer a full range of civil trial and pre-trial representation for individuals and businesses, with an emphasis on commercial and construction litigation, condemnation, marital and family law and mediation. Our trial and transactional lawyers also counsel clients in and out of court to assist in finding solutions to issues related to commercial loan defaults and restructuring, foreclosures and alternatives to foreclosure. In addition to construction litigation, our construction/design department represents clients at the front end of construction projects to prepare agreements tailored to each particular project.

In the government procurement and government relations division of our firm, our attorneys offer significant experience and resources on the state and local level to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining government contracts and to otherwise increase their business with state and local governmental entities.

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Jack Hawkins

Senior Criminal Counsel

Neil G. Taylor

Associate Attorney

Stephen Josephik

Associate Attorney

Chad Manausa

Associate Attorney

Gianna Marie Tomeo

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Bill Galvano, a Partner with Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano, P.L., was recently presented with the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award at The Florida Bar's 2023 Annual Convention.
We are pleased to announce that Mickey Palmer (Of Counsel) and Stephen Josephik (Associate Attorney) have joined the firm in 2023.
Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano was first started by E. Glenn Grimes and Alvin B. “Abbey” Rowe in Palmetto. Glenn Grimes had moved to Florida from Chicago in 1914, having received his law degree from Northwestern University.
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Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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