Blake F. Deal III ( Attorney )

Education : North Carolina State University, Mechanical Engineering, Magna cum Laude
University of Florida Levin School of Law, With Honors
- Admitted to Florida Bar, 1996. Member- Florida real property and probate section
- Over 10,000 closings performed ranging in value from $100 to $72,000,000
- Instructor for Northeast FL Association of Realtors™ & NE FL MLS - Contracts and Listing Agreement
Areas of Practice : Real Estate, Construction, & Contracts Law.
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"Although I'm a lawyer and lawyers are known for being hard to deal with, picky, and difficult, I pride myself on being a deal maker, not a deal breaker. The art of putting a deal together is the ultimate skill and it is what I do for a living. Making things overly complicated doesn't help anyone. If someone can't read and understand a contract then it does no good. A real estate transaction is often the biggest deal of a person's life, but that doesn't mean that it can't be made simple and reasonable to understand."

Blake moved to north Florida in 1990 from his native Charlotte, NC after graduating from engineering school. His first job in Jacksonville was working for Unison Industries as a Mechanical Engineer designing aircraft ignition systems. His permanent magnet alternator and ignition exciter box project designs are on the Boeing 777 (GE90 Engine), Canadair Regional Jet (Rolls Royce RB211 Engine), Allison 250 jet helicopter engine, and the Saab Grippen fighter jet.

He earned his Certified Flight Instructor Rating in 1993 and paid his way through law school at U.F. working as a flight instructor and charter pilot. While at U.F., Blake was proud to win the Trial Team competition his freshman year, and then place 4th in the nation in the ATLA National Trial Team competition. He graduated with honors in 1996 from U.F. and entered private practice in real estate law that same year with the predecessor firm of Briley & Deal.

An entrepreneur at heart, Blake has owned several small businesses including Sterling Flight Services Air Charters and Flight Instruction at Craig Airport, Ocrakoke Investments real estate development, and Briley & Deal. Blake's engineering background coupled with experience building houses gives him an in-depth understanding of the needs of both builders and clients who are building houses. Blake also has experience in land development, having been a managing partner in the development of the Ponte Vedra East and Payasada Estates communities in St. Johns County. During his almost two decades of real estate law practice he has successfully handled over 10,000 closings ranging in value from $100 to $72,000,000. His experience has covered almost every aspect and area of real estate transactional law. He is an Airline Transport Rated Pilot with over 8,000 hours flight time and is rated in the Sabreliner and Cessna Citation Series business jets.

Blake enjoys flying, fishing, the islands, boating, traveling, and snow skiing. He is an active member of Crosswater Community Church where he serves as a missionary and as a teacher for the Awana Sunday School program. He is a proud and loving father of his two children- Ian born in 1999 and Julia born in 2001. He has two brothers, Darron and Michael, as well as his parents Blake & Shirley- who all live in the Statesville, NC area.

Randy Briley ( Attorney )

Education : University of North Florida- B.S. in Accounting 1980
University of Florida- Levin School of Law, 1988
- Admitted to Florida Bar- 1989
- State Prosecutor with over 30 jury trials, Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Wide range of experience in most areas of civil trial law and litigation.
Areas of Practice : Family Law, Child Support, Divorce, DUI Defense, Personal Injury, General Civil Law, Corporate & Business Law, Property Association representation, Contracts Law

Randy is a native of Jacksonville and began his working career as an accountant with the well known firm of Smoak, Davis & Nixon. Randy is a Certified Public Accountant and actively maintains his CPA credentials.

After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, Randy served as a Assistant State Attorney (Prosecutor) and handled over 30 jury trials, at one point heading the white collar crimes division of the St. Augustine branch of the State Attorney's office.

After leaving the State Attorney's office, Randy worked as a civil litigation attorney with Harris, Guidi, Rosner, & Mordecai, PA, and then the Law offices of Paul Eakin in Atlantic Beach. Randy's practice areas include just about every area of civil law. He has been partners with Blake Deal since 2000 and handles all of the firm's business which is not transactional real estate.

Randy offers the ability for Briley & Deal to handle complex matters as diverse as quiet title actions, bankruptcy litigation, foreclosure defense, divorce law, lien law, wills & trusts, estate, and construction law. This gives Briley & Deal, LLC a depth of practice capable of handling just about any matter that comes in directly or spins off from Blake's real estate practice.

Randy has been married to his wife Tammy for 10 years and they enjoy living in their historic home in Riverside, Jacksonville. Their children are their three beloved and highly trained German Shephards Ronin, Raina, and Samantha. Randy is an avid baseball fan who never misses spring training and loves playing on a softball team with lots of his friends in Jacksonville.

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