About Us

Stephen D. Marlowe founded the firm in 1997 to serve the legal needs of the construction and commercial communities. Not long afterward, he was joined by Joseph V. McNabb to form Marlowe & McNabb, P. A. Scott W. Machnik associated with the firm in 2008.

The firm has extensive experience in civil practice concentrating in construction, business transition, corporate and commercial matters and represents corporations, property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects and engineers. In May of 2010 it added Mortgage Foreclosure Defense to its menu of services.

Being centrally located in Tampa, Florida, has allowed the firm to efficiently handle cases throughout Florida. The firm prides itself in being on the leading edge in efficient use of technology with up-to-date case management and litigation software.

We advise clients in forming, maintaining and operating their businesses. We assist clients in establishing  new corporations as well as advise them on issues and activities of existing corporations. Our work has expanded to include transition of businesses to new owners either through sale, merger or transfers to the next generation of company leaders and owners.

We are involved in pre-litigation dispute counseling, negotiation and preparation of contracts and alternative dispute resolution, including workouts, mediation and arbitration. We also work extensively with construction liens, surety claims, construction claims, construction defects and performance and payment bonds. In addition, the firm provides business and commercial law and corporate representation services, such as negotiating and preparing contracts, non-compete agreements, leases, buy-sell agreements, purchase and sale of business and the preparation of corporate documents.

The members of the firm regularly participate as speakers at continuing education seminars and are also active in professional association activities and civic affairs.

The firm is a member of Associated Builders and Contractors. Our lawyers are members of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. They are admitted to practice in all the courts of Florida, the U. S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

If you would like more information about our firm or our areas of practice, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.

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