Andrew O’Malley


Drew O’Malley’s Practice focuses on:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Financing

 (813) 250-0577
 [email protected]


Over 40 years experience in commercial real estate law
Frequent lecturer and expert witness on commercial real estate and land trust law

Mr. O’Malley graduated with high honors from the University of Kentucky and received his law degree from Duke University, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He has lectured at ABA and Florida Bar seminars on such topics as:

  • Florida Land trusts
  • Commercial leases
  • Boundary law
  • Foreign investment in U.S. real estate
  • Basic real estate transactions
  • Advanced real estate law
  • Ethical considerations in real estate transactions

He is the past-President of The Florida Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the 2017-2018 Chair of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the recipient of its 2008 Lifetime Professionalism Award and 2009 Service Award, has chaired the land trust committees of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association and has served as vice-chair of the Partnerships and LLCs committee of the Americian Bar Association. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion in both Florida Super Lawyers magazine and Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite”.


Publications & Speeches:

  • Leasing Commercial Real Estate (1986, 1987 Northwest Center for Professional Education)
  • Broker/Realtor Liability (1987, Hillsborough County Bar Association CLE)
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing in Florida (1988 National Business Institute)
  • Basic Real Estate (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Young Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar)
  • ABA Spring Symposia (2007, 2009) ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
  • Land Trusts (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) (Real Property Probate and Trust Section, The Florida Bar)
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Florida (1993 National Business Institute)
  • Real Estate Certification Review Course; (1996 through 2019) Real Property Probate and Trust Section, The Florida Bar)
  • The Fund Assembly (2011 Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund)
  • Florida Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance Seminar (1996 Half Moon Seminars)
  • Boundary Law (1996 National Business Institute)
  • The Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in Florida (1998, 2000 National Business Institute)
  • Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate (1998 International Law Section, The Florida Bar)
  • Co-Author The Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act, 1982 Banking Law Journal
  • Co-Author Construction Liens in Florida, 1992 Construction Publications, Inc.
  • Co-Author Using Land Trusts to Preserve Small Farmer Land Loss, Fall 2009 Americian Bar association Real Property Trust and Estate Journal.

Distinctions, Appointments & Memberships:

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; listed in Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • American Bar Association (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar
    • Chairman, Grievance Committee 13D, 1988-1989
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
      • Member, Executive Council, 1995 to present
      • Chair – Pro Bono Committee 2004-2007
      • Secretary 2013-2014
      • Treasure 2010-2012
      • Director – Real Estate Division 2014-2016
      • Chair – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 2017-2018
      • William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award (2008)
      • John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award (2009)
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
    • Member: Board of Directors, 1994 to 2004
    • President, 2003-2004
    • Trustee, 2004 to 2009
    • President’s Award for Excellence (2001)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation (Trustee, 2004-2011)
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Treasurer, 1988-1989
    • Board of Directors, 1990-1992
    • Recipient: Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1991
    • Recipient: James M. “Red” McEwen Memorial Award by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1983
    • Recipient, Judge Don Castor Justice Award, 2013
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
    • President 1989, 1991, 2004, 2015
    • Council of Real Estate Women (CREW) President’s Award 2019.

Admitted To Practice:

  • Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida


  • Duke University J.D., 1978
  • University of Kentucky B.A., 1975