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Our Attorneys

Both Brian and Steven have a broad array of experience in real estate, corporate and business law, and wills and probate. Because the law has become more complex, Brian and Steven have divided responsibility for certain areas of law to obtain more expertise to better represent their clients. For instance, Brian focuses his real estate practice in condominium law, 1031 Exchanges and construction litigation. Steven usually handles the real estate closings, landlord/tenant matters, and represents banks and other lenders in commercial transactions and litigation including foreclosures.



Brian D Hess

Brian moved to Panama City Beach in 1986 to practice law. Brian received his law degree from Rutgers University in 1986, and his bachelors degree in business administration from Temple in 1983. Brian is member of the Florida Bar and has been past president of the Bay County Bar Association. Brian has served as a magistrate for the City of Panama City Beach. Brian is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City.

Steven Applebaum

Steven has been an attorney in Panama City Beach since 1991. Steven attended Johns Hopkins University receiving his degree in economics in 1987. Steven earned his law degree and a masters in business administration from University of Florida. Steven is a member of the Florida Bar and St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court. Steven currently serves as the chairperson the Bay County Law Library Board and as a member of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Business Law
Corporate Law
Commercial Litigation
Business Litigation
Estate Planning
Wills and Probate
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