Andrew Aleman, co-founder and managing attorney at St. Johns Title, is among a select 2021 class of attorneys who have earned board certification in real estate law from the Florida Bar Association.
The recognition requires rigorous background investigation and an extensive examination process. According to the Florida Bar Association, board-certified attorneys are “evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise,” and only a Florida Bar Board-Certified Attorney can use the term “expert” or “specialist” to describe their services.
The Florida Bar Association includes membership of more than 110,000 attorneys working in 27 separate legal disciplines. Of the entire Bar membership, about 5,000 attorneys have earned board certification as “experts” in one of those 27 disciplines. Within the group, only 439 lawyers have passed the review and examination process to earn board certification as “experts” in real estate law.
From the exclusive group, Aleman is the only real-estate-focused legal expert headquartered in St. Johns County to have earned the distinction.
“I am honored to be recognized for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of legal professionalism and ethics in practice,” said Aleman. “This is a vital element in my career, and I’m honored to have earned inclusion in this select and esteemed list of Florida attorneys. As the only attorney headquartered in St. Johns County, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, I look forward to providing this legal guidance to my community and continuing to develop my practice for many years to come.”
Aleman added that the distinction carries special significance due to his parents’ sacrifice and his lifelong pursuit of legal excellence.
“My parents are Cuban exiles who were forced to leave their homes at a very young age in the pursuit of liberty,” he said. “Their stories inspired me to learn about the promise of the American dream and to learn more about our Constitution that provides the system of laws that protect that promise. I take special pride in this honor as a tribute to my community, my family and our way of life in America.”
According to the Florida Bar Association’s certification program directors, as the legal landscape grows increasingly competitive, board-certified lawyers have earned a distinct status that sets them apart from their peers.
A growing number of Bar members pursue board certification to help them stand out in what they see as a crowded landscape, a demanding process that can take years to complete.
The firm’s expert attorneys and professionals have close to 75 years of combined experience in all facets of commercial and residential real estate law.
St. Johns Title LLC and its partners serve clients with legal and professional advice in business and real estate across the state of Florida.
Aleman directs all St. Johns Title attorneys and staff who provide clients with legal services. He emphasizes integrity, teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and professionalism. He is responsible for identifying emerging statewide practice and partnership opportunities while working with clients and partners. He also coordinates the firm’s involvement in community boards, client organizations, political activities and other service initiatives.
Aleman has more than 23 years of experience in the practice of law and strategic planning in business development for Fortune 500 financial and title services providers along with university-level administration contracts and compliance, to name a few. He holds a Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degrees in political science and sociology as a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Florida State University.
Aleman is a member of the Florida Bar Association and dedicates his volunteer time and expertise to various community initiatives.
He is also a parishioner and supporter of a growing church and supports his family’s participation in various academic and athletic endeavors. He is an active member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, and he is an alumnus of Leadership St. Johns.
He mentors and sponsors members of his staff in a variety of civic and professional pursuits to support their professional growth and to help the community.
St. Johns Title is headquartered at 5000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Suite 8 in Ponte Vedra Beach.