Admitted to practice: Florida
- Law School: University of Miami, J.D., 2003
- College: University of Florida, B.A., 2000
- High school: Naples High, 1996
Areas of Expertise:
- Probate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate
- Civil Litigation
- Masters of Laws in Taxation
- Florida Bar; 2004 through Present
- Title Agent for Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, Inc.
- Bayshore Cultural Arts: Vice President; June 2006 through Present
- Bayshore MSTU: Board Member; January 2007 through Present
- Chamber of Commerce Member; January 2008 through Present
- Naples Interagency Member; August 2007 through Present
- American Bar Association Member; 2003 through Present
- Collier County Bar Association Member; 2005 through Present
- National Association of Realtors; 2005 through Present
- Florida Association of Realtors; 2005 through Present
- Naples Community Advisory Board; 2008 through Present
- Better Business Bureau Accredited; 2008 through Present
- Florida Bar Foreclosure Task Force
- Naples-Marco Island Real Estate Attorneys' Council; 2008 through Present
Brian J. Thanasiu - Attorney at Law
Brian J. Thanasiu, Esq. is a practitioner of a broad variety of real estate transactions. Brian focuses a substantial portion of his time providing sound legal guidance for large and small residential and commercial closings throughout Southwest Florida. Among other things, Brian's practice requires the drafting and reviewing of purchase agreements, negotiating debt settlement, restructuring loans, ensuring clear title for new homeowners, guiding complex real estate transactions, and helping new homeowners complete lending documentation. As a real property attorney in the current market, Brian also focuses heavily on the facilitation of successful short sale transactions and loan modifications for individuals who wish to work through their current hardships. Brian earned his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, received a master's degree from Vermont Law School, and graduated cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a concentration in land use planning.
While in law school Brian worked full time to support his family, but still found time to participate in mock trial competitions and a variety of philanthropic activities. He also devoted his time while in school to his participation in the Sixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic where Brian assisted financially destitute members of the community with the drafting of estate planning documents.
Brian is a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Agency, and a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Planning Association. In his time outside of the office, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, and playing tennis.
Terai L. Griffith-Spence – Attorney at Law
Terai L. Griffith-Spence, Esq. is a practitioner of a broad variety of real estate law and civil litigation matters. Although she handles probate litigation, landlord-tenant, and collection actions, her primary areas of practice are civil litigation and foreclosure defense matters. Terai graduated from The University of Alabama in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and sociology before earning her Juris Doctor degree from Ave Maria School of Law in 2012.
During law school, Terai participated in a number of philanthropic activities which raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities. Prior to graduating law school, Terai worked as a law clerk at a law firm in Cleveland, Ohio where she worked on a number of criminal defense and immigration cases. She also interned for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, conducting extensive research for child dependency cases and worked as a law clerk for a civil litigation firm in Naples, handling a number of commercial foreclosure and landlord-tenant matters. During her final year of law school, she clerked for Judge Mark Steinbeck in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court in Fort Myers, Florida.
Terai is a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Gulf Coast Sailing Club and in her free time enjoys sailing and competing in regattas throughout Southwest Florida, fishing, playing softball, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jeanne James - Office Manager
Candice Cali - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Kara Abramoff - Probate/Estate Planning Legal Assistant
Kevin Willkomm - Probate/Estate Planning Legal Assistant
Kimberly Willkomm - Senior Real Estate Closing Coordinator
Megan Friedhofer - Real Estate Closing Coordinator
Tammy Maschinot - Senior Short Sale Negotiator
Luvins Saint Fort - Short Sale Negotiator
Nabil Joseph - Litigation Legal Assistant