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Raymond L. Schumann







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Mr. Schumann received a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1988. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Ray relocated to Southwest Florida in 1991. In 2011 he and his family moved to Central Florida. His status as a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney places him in a category achieved by less than ½ of 1% of all currently licensed Florida Attorneys. He is also a member of Orange County Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Volusia County Bar Association.

Ray concentrates his practice on commercial and complex real estate and business transactions.  With his comprehensive and extensive real estate and business expertise, he focuses primarily on matters involving real estate and business transactions, acquisition, development, strategies and planning. Ray has significant experience in commercial real estate financing, mortgages, loan restructuring and workouts by representing numerous lending institutions and private entities; he utilizes his facilitation mind-set in negotiating, closing and enforcing commercial contracts, leases and property management agreements for brokers and investor/owners, and providing title issuance, rectification and defect resolution advice, guidance and services for all those involved in the transactions. Ray is well known for his unique solution-minded approach while keeping the “end goal” in mind to achieve the desired results.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1992


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Louisiana Tech University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration


  • “Methods of Taking Title” – Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • “Title Insurance Concepts and Overview” - Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • “Land Surveying and use in Real Estate Due Diligence and Transactions” - Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • “LLC’s – Changing Horizons- The new LLC Act and Real Estate” – Orange County Bar Association, Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys Counsel, CREW Orlando (Commercial Real Estate Women of Orlando)
  • “Navigating Commercial Lease Negotiations – Getting to where you want to go” - Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • “Strategic Planning and Business” – Six-part Lecture Series – Various Banking and Business Groups
  • “The Entrepreneur’s Law School” (Seven year Speaker and Sponsor with Small Business Development Center and Florida Gulf Coast University)Topics: Buying and Selling Business, Business Formations and Strategies, Company Formalities, Business Contracts
  • “Real Estate Contracts” - Various Realtor Boards and Committees
  • “Real Estate Agents and Legal Concerns” Various Real Estate Boards, Firms/Brokerages and Organizations
  • “Business Formations” – Orange County Small Business Development Center and Various Business Organizations
  • “Business Contracts” Various Business Organizations
  • “First Time Home Buyers Seminar” Cape Coral Housing Development Corporation
  • “Civil Litigation and Small Claims Seminar” Various Business and Social Service Clubs
  • “Strategic Business Planning” – Mortgage Bankers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Seminar Committee
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Volusia County Real Estate Attorneys Council
  • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors, Inc.
  • First Step Shelter, Inc. (Non-Profit – Community Services Organization)
  • ARC of Volusia Funding Development Board (Charity benefiting and educating Disabled Adults)
  • Orange County Bar Association – Real Property Committee
  • Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys Council
  • CREW Orlando (Commercial Real Estate Women of Orlando)
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Southwest Florida Small Business Referral Network
  • Fast Trac Coalition
  • Cape Coral Housing Development Corp.
  • Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Accreditation Task Force
  • Leadership Bonita
  • Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtor®, Inc.
  • Fort Myers Association of Realtors
  • Leadership Lee County
  • Professionals Organized for Leadership and Opportunity
  • Nations Association, Inc. (Charity for Disadvantaged Families)
  • Kids Achieve, Inc. (Charity for Mentally and Physically Handicapped Children)
  • Bonita Springs Rotary
  • Fort Myers Professional Jaycees
  • Lee County Republican Executive Committee
  • Business Network of Southwest Florida