Paul A. Blucher, Esquire - was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1958 and moved to Florida in 1990. He is a former Police Detective and received his undergraduate degrees from Youngstown State University with high honors. Mr. Blucher was partner of a large civil law firm in Florida prior to opening this law office in Sarasota.
Education & Memberships:
University of Pittsburgh, School of Law - May 1990 with awards in Trial Court and Moot Court competitions. Mr. Blucher has written articles on eminent domain topics, one of which was published in the March/April 1998 edition of Restaurateur Magazine, and lectured at the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference as well as other local Bar Association functions. His practice is limited to assisting property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights matters. Mr. Blucher is a member, Judge John M. Scheb Inn of Court, the Florida Bar (1990), the Federal Bar Association, the Middle District of Florida (1997), and is a long standing member of the Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, the American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Government Law Section, the Sarasota County Bar Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Florida Restaurant Owners Association, the Florida Bar Stress Management Committee, the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service, Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, member Sterling’s Who’s Who Directory, member of Who’s Who in American Law and committee member of the United Way Allocations & Admissions Committee.
Mr. Blucher has resolved hundreds of eminent domain matters throughout Florida with various condemning authorities including the Florida Department of Transportation, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida Power & Light Company, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Orange County and Brevard County, Polk County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, Charlotte County, Desoto County, Lee County, Collier County, and numerous other public and private condemning authorities in Florida. Mr. Blucher has also been involved in eminent domain matters outside of the State of Florida.
Mr. Blucher has represented both large and small property owners and tenants including: mall developers, real estate developers, railroads, shopping centers, health clubs, hotels/motels, retail stores, utility companies, vacant land holdings, farms, citrus groves, residential owners, mobile home parks, condominiums, small business owners/tenants, automobile dealerships, fast food restaurants, restaurants, lounges, convenience stores, gas stations, manufacturing/industrial operations, professional offices, mines, and boating operation facilities, just to name a few.