About the Firm

Based in St. Petersburg, Gary Butler, Esquire is a law firm serving the entire Tampa Bay region for over 20 years. In 2012, he started his own solo firm, Gary L. Butler, PA.

Gary has devoted his entire career to handling business law matters.  By focusing his practice on business and real estate, Gary has accumulated a wealth of legal and practical knowledge of the intersection of law and business and the intersection of law and real estate.

Legal issues never occur in a vacuum.  How legal issues are resolved reverberates throughout a business.  This is especially true for small businesses.  Even the most profitable, fully capitalized small business can be severely compromised by a legal issue that is not properly handled.

This “fact of life” is why Gary is adamant that he understands his client’s overall business goals and plans as part of his representation.  Knowing and understanding the “forest” allows him to help the client manage the legal issues for each individual “tree” of the client’s business and life.  When it comes to representing his clients, Gary always begins with the clients’ end in mind.


With his strong belief that preventative legal advice is the most efficient means of tackling business issues, Gary’s clients rely on him to assist in many different types of business transactions.  From forming corporate entities to drafting and negotiating contracts, Gary helps his clients protect their interests and develop their businesses.


Sometimes, however, litigation is necessary.  Gary has extensive trial and appellate experience in business litigation.  He brings to litigation a trial attorney’s skills and experience balanced by a business-person’s eye towards the ultimate economic objectives.  Every strategic and tactical decision is made in consultation with the client and with the client’s long-term best interests in mind.