Brenda Ezell, managing shareholder of the Ezell Law Firm, is board certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar. Ms. Ezell acts as counsel to buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, developers, lenders, borrowers, and agencies at all levels of government in various types of commercial real estate and regulatory transactions.
Ms. Ezell’s areas of expertise include commercial real estate transactions such as purchase and sale, leasing, lending and title insurance, as well as regulatory matters such as zoning and land development, easements and servitudes, covenants and restrictions, and corporate and business association law. She also has substantial experience with business and public finance transactions, low-income elderly and multifamily housing programs, and community redevelopment programs, including tax incentives and tax-exempt financing.
A summa cum laude graduate of Jacksonville University, Ms. Ezell earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Jacksonville Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, where she serves as Chair of the Real Estate Leasing Committee and Chair of the 2021 Legislative and Caselaw Update Seminar Committee. She is also active in the Jacksonville Area Real Estate Council, of which she is a board member and past president.
Ms. Ezell is a past president, former board member, and current DEI Committee Member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Jacksonville, a local affiliate of CREW Network, a global alliance of over 11,000 commercial real estate professionals. Additionally, she is a member of the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and serves as a director on the boards of ElderSource, Clearly Jacksonville and Growing Great Girls, Inc. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Governors for JAXChamber, the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member and chair of OneJax (formerly NCCJ, the successor organization to the National Coalition of Christians & Jews).
For her community and professional service, Ms. Ezell has received numerous honors, including being selected to the inaugural Fellowship Class of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar in 2008 and as a Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow in 2013. In 2012, she was named a Jacksonville Business Journal “Woman of Influence,” and in 2018, she was named one of Jacksonville University’s “80 Dolphins to Know.” Most recently, Ms. Ezell was awarded the RPPTL Section’s 2018-2019 Rising Star Award. She has also been recognized for excellence by her peers in Best Lawyers® since 2020 and Super Lawyers® since 2019.
Ms. Ezell is married, with two adult children and a rescue dog. The Detroit native and proud U.S. Army veteran enjoys travel, cooking and DIY home renovation, personal fitness, college and professional football, and collecting and raising tropical marine fish.