Holtz Mahshie DeCosta, P.A.

Florida Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation Lawyers

Holtz Mahshie DeCosta, P.A.

1560 Matthew Drive
Suite E

Fort Myers, Florida 33907

Phone(239) 931-7566
Fax (239) 931-7560

Website www.hmdlegal.com
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Other Offices: Punta Gorda, FL  Sanibel, FL  

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Law Firm Overview

Holtz Mashie DeCosta, P.A. is a full service real estate, business law, and civil litigation firm based in Fort Myers and serving clients throughout southwest Florida.
Practice areas encompass litigation and trial law related to real estate, construction, commercial, probates and trust, and general matters; residential and commercial real estate, land use, and development; estate planning, wills and trusts, guardianship, and probate; condominium and homeowners’ association laws and services; administrative law and professional liability; consumer protection law; and general counsel services. The firm represents real estate developers, investors, contractors, brokers, small businesses, and individuals.

The attorneys have decades of combined legal experience, along with substantial professional credentials, including authorship of material related to the firm’s practice areas. Among them, they are admitted to practice the State Court of Florida, the Federal Courts for the Middle District of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Holtz Mashie DeCosta, P.A. offers the ability to combine small firm accessibility and individual attention with large firm expertise and efficiency. The legal team is committed to protecting clients’ rights and pursuing their best interests with highly skilled and knowledgeable counsel and representation.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Deficiency Judgments; Community Association; Open Door General Counsel Services; Contract Breaches; Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation Litigation; Recreational Accidents; Motor Vehicle Defects; Construction Defects; Business Torts; Property Damage; Consumer Protection.

Areas of Law Description

Holtz Mahshie DeCosta, P.A. represents clients on the following areas of practice:

- Real Estate

Our firm provides Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Port Charlotte and greater southwest Florida with transactional real estate services covering all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. We assist our clients with the development, leasing, sale and purchase of commercial and residential real property. Our depth and breadth of experience allows us to develop both sophisticated and practical solutions to our clients' needs, and we have successfully represented a wide range of clients, including condominium boards, in a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

- Commercial Litigation

We provide counsel and guidance on a full range of legal issues, including the setting up and structuring of operations and transactions to minimize litigation risks. As part of our initial evaluation, we assist our clients in determining whether alternative dispute resolution might be a more efficient tool to achieving our client’s objectives over traditional litigation in the judicial system.

- Construction

We are committed to providing full service counseling and representation on construction related matters and disputes at industry competitive pricing. We strive to provide strategic planning and advice for our clients and tailor our services to the needs of the client. Our clients include general contractors, subcontractors, and developers on projects of varied size and complexity.

- Community Association

Through the course of its representation, the firm provides its community association clients with updates regarding changes in the statutory and regulatory schemes governing community associations, maintains accessibility for practical and cost efficient guidance on day to day issues, and communicates with clients in a timely and consistent basis.

- Open Door ™ General Counsel Services

Holtz Mahshie DeCosta's Open Door General Counsel Service provides our small to mid-size real estate and business clients with the immediately accessible legal support previously only available to large corporations or businesses with a full time in-house counsel. Our accessible and cost effective representation allows our clients to reduce their liability and focus their energy where it should be: achieving their business goals.


Christopher DeCosta Mr. Christopher J. DeCosta
Asset Protection, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation

Jason Holtz Mr. Jason W. Holtz
Contracts, Foreclosure, Litigation, Real Estate

Elias Mahshie Mr. Elias M. Mahshie
Credit and Mortgage, Foreclosure, Landlord and Tenant Law, Real Estate



  • Florida Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Society

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