Steven H. Mezer

Shareholder

smezer@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Steven Mezer is a Shareholder in the Community Association Law Practice Group in the Firm's Tampa Bay office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of community association operations and community association law. He represents condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations, where he handles matters relating to issues including collection of assessments, covenant enforcement and foreclosures. 

Mr. Mezer has extensive experience in commercial and business litigation, dispute resolution, commercial and residential collections, real property and lending, including purchase and sale transactions, closings, title insurance issues, and real estate litigation. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Real Estate Law, a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), and the College of Community Association Lawyers.

He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar, where he also served as past chair of The Condominium and Planned Development Law Committee. He is also Vice Chair of the Hospitality Group of The Real Property, Trust and Estate (RPTE) Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). He also serves as Vice Chair of the Common Interest Housing Committee of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a long-standing member of the Community Associations Institute, Suncoast Chapter, where he has served as Director, Education Chairman and President.

Mr. Mezer has been an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College where he has taught condominium association law. Mr. Mezer served on Grievance Committee 6-C for the Florida Bar, and served on the Steering Committee for Florida Condominium and Community Association Law (2007)(2015), which were published by the Continuing Legal Education division of The Florida Bar.

In addition to publishing various articles in Condo Management Magazine, The Association Advisor, and Clearwater Bar News, Mr. Mezer has also appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs to discuss issues relating to real estate and community association law. He has also lectured at seminars for the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education, the University of Miami School of Law Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, ALI/ABA, the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Stetson University College of Law, CLE International and Suncoast CAI.  

Mr. Mezer currently is a member of the Board of Trustees and serves as Chair of the Audience Development Committee of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Tampa Preparatory School.

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1977
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 1974