Attorney Profile

George H. MazzarantaniMr. Mazzarantani (vCard) has practiced in Sarasota since 1992, after practicing law for a number of years in his native Miami.  Mr. Mazzarantani  is one of only 3 members of the Florida Bar who is a licensed Florida Architect in addition to a member of the Bar.  Mr. Mazzarantani combines his education, training, and background as an Architect to his legal practice for the benefits of his clients. 

Mr. Mazzarantani has lived overseas for over 5 years, both in Italy and Argentina. As a result, he is fully fluent in both Italian and Spanish. He often uses these language skills for the benefit of his clients, many of whom have international business dealings or are otherwise engaged in international matters.

In 2003, Mr. Mazzarantani was chosen as one of the most influential attorneys on the West Coast of Florida, appearing on the cover of Gulf Coast Business Review’s 2003 Poll.

Education:

Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1990, Juris Doctor

  • Administrative Editor, American Criminal Law Review, Georgetown University

School of Architecture, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1984, Bachelor of Architecture

  • Graduate Studies in Architecture & Urban Planning, Istituto Universitario Di Architettura Di Venezia (Architecture Institute of The University of Venice) Venice, Italy, 1982 & 1984

Published Works:

  • Author “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”, American Criminal Law Review, 5th Survey of White Collar Crime, Volume 26, No. 3, 1989        

Professional Licenses:

  • The Florida Bar, 1991
  • Registered Architect, Florida, 1987

History

Mr. Mazzarantani founded The Law Offices of George H. Mazzarantani, P.A.  in January, 2004, and is currently its President.

Prior to this, Mr. Mazzarantani was a full Equity Shareholder with the law firm of Abel, Band in Sarasota, where he worked from October 1992 to December 2003. 

Prior to this, Mr. Mazzarantani was an associate with the Miami office of Holland & Knight, from his graduation from Georgetown law school in 1990 thru October 1992, when he moved to Sarasota.

Mr. Mazzarantani was born in Miami, FL on September 6, 1960 and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Community Profile

Member, The Florida Bar's Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "A"

  • 2013 - 2016
  • Appointed by Norman Vaughn-Birch, Designate Reviewer for The Florida Bar, Twelfth Judicial Circuit

Gubernatorial Appointee, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

  • 2009-2011
  • Appointed by Governor Charlie Crist

Gubernatorial Appointee, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

  • 2006-2008
  • Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush

Congressional Appointee, Sarasota National Advisory Committee

  • Appointed by Congresswoman Katherine Harris, 2003-2007
  • Re-appointed by Congressman Vern Buchanan, 2007-current

Chairman, Community & Economic Development Division

Member, Executive Committee of the Board of DirectorsGreater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 2007-current

  • Member, Board of Directors, 2005, 2007-current
  • Chairman, Government Issues Council, 2005-2007
  • Legal Counsel to the Board, 2000-2002
  • Co-Chair, Chamber Headquarters Building Committee, 2000
  • Member, Government Issues Council-1998-current
  • Legal Counsel, Small Business Committee, 1996

Director, The Gardener Foundation, a private family philanthropic foundation, 2008-current

Member, The Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.,
 2007

Member, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

Past Member, Joint Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association/Sarasota Board of Realtors