Kenneth Thornton "Kip"
Real Estate, Banking and Commercial Finance
Mr. Thornton’s primary practice has been representing borrowers and lenders in asset-based lending, revolving loan and term loan credit facilities, serving as lender’s counsel on real estate acquisition, development, construction and refinancing loans for residential, commercial and industrial facilities, and representing buyers and sellers of commercial real estate.
Mr. Thornton is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served as Chair of the Prepaid Legal Services Committee, the Professionalism & Ethics Committee and is currently Chair of the Real Property Legal Opinions Committee. Mr. Thornton is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and served as past Chair of the Association’s Real Property Committee.
Mr. Thornton has been Board Certified in Real Property by The Florida Bar since 1990.
Awards & Recognitions
J.D. Stetson University College of Law
B.A. Economics: Alfred University
Master of Business Administration: Cornell University
Honors & Awards
A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Named Tampa Bay Top Lawyer by Tampa Bay magazine
Named Top Rated Lawyer – Real Estate by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
Associations & Memberships
St. Petersburg Bar Association
St. Petersburg Certified Development Corporation (Past Board and Loan Committee Member)
Suncoast Cornell Club (Past President)
St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association