• The Colburn Firm

    The Colburn Firm

    Casey Colburn is a Principal with The Colburn Firm, PL, which he founded in April 2013 to serve as special project counsel on cases involving state and local government permitting; land use and development matters; green building and regulation; waterfront and dock matters; environmental permitting and due diligence. Have a legal matter you wish to […]

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  • Get Real Estate on the Suncoast

    Get Real Estate on the Suncoast

    Get Real Estate on the Suncoast is a half hour television program previously telecast on Thursdays and Saturdays on SNN Local News – the only station covering Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties. Each week, Casey Colburn took questions directly from viewers during the show’s “Get Real Answers” segment, providing viewers with information to help them make […]

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Casey Colburn, LEED AP, has been helping clients in matters involving state and local government, land use and development matters, green building and regulation, environmental permitting and due diligence for over 18 years.

Real Estate & Development News

Bradenton Herald: Bradenton Officials Grant Extension to Developer of Old Manatee Inns Site on 14th Street West

Bradenton Herald: Bradenton Officials Grant Extension to Developer of Old Manatee Inns Site on 14th Street West

This article was originally published by the Bradenton Herald (April 13, 2016). BRADENTON — A week after the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority recommended giving Beneficial Communities another year to secure tax credits to develop the old Manatee Inns site in the 1400 block of 14th Street West, the Bradenton City Council on Wednesday followed suit. The […]

Bradenton Herald: Effort to Redevelop Bradenton’s 14th Street West Project Recommended to Continue

Bradenton Herald: Effort to Redevelop Bradenton’s 14th Street West Project Recommended to Continue

This article was originally published by the Bradenton Herald (April 5, 2016). BRADENTON — The Bradenton Downtown Develop Authority will recommend the Bradenton City Council, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, continue to work with Sarasota-based Beneficial Communities to redevelop the old Manatee Inns site on 14th Street West into an 80-unit live-and-work community. The council […]

Bradenton Herald: Bradenton Downtown Development Authority Approves Purchase Agreement for Old Manatee Inns Property

Bradenton Herald: Bradenton Downtown Development Authority Approves Purchase Agreement for Old Manatee Inns Property

This article was originally published by the Bradenton Herald (July, 29 2015). BRADENTON — The Bradenton Downtown Development Authority has recommended selling the old Manatee Inns property on 14th Street West to Beneficial Communities for $700,000. Beneficial attorney Casey Colburn of Sarasota’s Colburn Law Firm made final modifications to the agreement. The DDA wants to retain […]

Video Clips

What are the advantages and disadvantages to purchasing a short sale or foreclosure?

What are the advantages and disadvantages to purchasing a short sale or foreclosure?

Casey explains that while you can get a deal on a short sale or a foreclosure, it often comes at a cost.   GetReal Estate on the Suncoast – Episode 5 (SNN Air Date: July 18, 2013) View Full Episode: https://youtu.be/rfQtkn1_kF0

What is “power of attorney” and how does it relate to real estate deals?

What is “power of attorney” and how does it relate to real estate deals?

Casey Colburn describes when a power of attorney may be used in real estate transactions in Florida.   GetReal Estate on the Suncoast – Episode 5 (SNN Air Date: June 6, 2013) View Full Episode: https://youtu.be/khiNDxX8fXY

If I live on the water in Florida, what are my “riparian rights?”

If I live on the water in Florida, what are my “riparian rights?”

Casey describes how riparian rights are unique in Florida, and when waterfront property owners should pay attention to them.   GetReal Estate on the Suncoast – Episode 5 (SNN Air Date: June 6, 2013) View Full Episode: https://youtu.be/khiNDxX8fXY  

Community Involvement

Sarasota Observer: Staying On Track

Sarasota Observer: Staying On Track

This article was originally published by the Observer Group (June 7, 2017). Three Sarasota business professionals share their advice for staying healthy on the road. Casey Colburn The background noise of a 14-month-old’s squeals turning to screams on a phone call with attorney Casey Colburn gives an accurate peek into his hectic life. Colburn, a […]

Sarasota Observer: Conversation with Casey Colburn

Sarasota Observer: Conversation with Casey Colburn

This article was originally published on YourObserver.com (August 6, 2015).  Casey Colburn’s time as chairman of the Downtown Sarasota Alliance came to an end Wednesday morning, but the outgoing leader will still keep a close eye on the evolution of the heart of the city and Sarasota as a whole. A lawyer specializing in governmental issues, […]

Sarasota Observer: Could benches return to Five Points Park?

Sarasota Observer: Could benches return to Five Points Park?

This article was originally published on YourObserver.com (July 30, 2015). Ron Soto knows it’s a controversial topic to tackle, but he’s not shying away from talking about park benches. More specifically, Soto thinks it’s time to return the benches to Selby Five Points Park. The City Commission voted unanimously to remove the six benches from the […]