Sarasota Law Firm Practicing in Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Investment-Related Disputes

A wealth of professional perspectives

Johnson, Browning & Clayton is a partnership of the professional associations of attorneys Robert M. Johnson, Robert W. Browning, Jr., and The Clayton Law Firm, P.A. The firm is located in one central office in Sarasota, Florida.

The attorneys have a broad and diverse practice in several areas of law:

Whenever necessary and beneficial, attorneys at Johnson, Browning & Clayton collaborate to provide their clients with a wealth and diversity of professional perspectives.

Our people

The firm comprises four seasoned lawyers. Each attorney draws from his or her own unique background, education, and legal experience, and together, we aim to make the most of the resources readily available at our firm:

Mr. Johnson is a former state senator and a Trustee of the John & Mabel Ringling Foundation, FSU Foundation, Florida Arts Council, and many other charitable organizations.

Mr. Browning was an active real estate developer for many years and was the longtime attorney for the Sarasota County Education Foundation.  He has also coached hundreds of Sarasota boys and girls in various athletic clubs.

Mr. Clayton is a former executive in the oil & securities industries; both he has been involved as a leader in many Sarasota service organizations. Mr. Clayton is also former president (2010-2011) of the John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, an association of lawyers and judges who seek to promote professionalism and civility in the practice of law.  He received that organization's Professionalism Award in 2012, and is on the Florida Steering Committee for the American Inns of Court.  In 2012, Mr. Clayton was designated as a Florida Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, a leading legal and business publisher and data provider.  Less than five percent of Florida lawyers are selected for that distinction, based on independent peer surveys and other research, each year.

Mr. Cahoone is Of Counsel to the firm and focuses his practice on helping clients discover and build their enlightened dreams for themselves, their loved ones, their communities and their charitable causes. Mr. Cahoone is a frequent guest speaker at national conferences on many aspects of wealth strategies planning and successful collaboration among advisors to enable better planning for their clients. Mr Cahoone is also an author of articles and books in the areas of business planning and estate planning.

The firm is committed to bolstering the Sarasota community through ethical business practices and community outreach.

Addressing your legal needs

In addition to vast legal experience, these various political, business, and charitable pursuits in which the partners have been involved allow the firm to provide a common sense, pragmatic approach to problem-solving that delivers results in a timely and cost-effective manner to our clients.  Whether your legal issue involves business planning or disputes, real estate transactions, estate planning/probate issues, or general commercial & securities litigation, our mission is to provide legal services in a timely cost-efficient manner.

We are proud to be an AV®-rated* firm under the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating system and are included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2006 ed).

*AV® and BV® are registered certifications used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Call 941-951-0707 for estate planning and business lawyers in Sarasota.

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