Sally B. Fox

Shareholder

Sally Fox is board-certified by The Florida Bar Real Estate. This specialization includes representing lenders and businesses in documenting complex commercial construction loans, master builder lines, developments, and post-closing modifications/spreaders. She has documented loans and transactions for large healthcare facilities, multi-location subdivisions and mobile home parks. Sally represents lenders in SBA 504 and 7A loans.

Sally Fox is board-certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Real Estate. Sally represents primarily lenders and businesses in documenting complex commercial construction loans, builder lines, developments, and post-closing modifications/spreaders. She has documented loans and transactions for large healthcare facilities and multi-location planned urban developments. Sally represents lenders in SBA 504 and 7A loans.

Sally handles residential closings at competitive rates and shares valuable legal advice over and above what a title company can provide, including title advice on how to take title. She regularly handles resolving title problems, including quiet titles, easements, and boundary issues. She has facilitated rezoning and conditional use changes, as well as handles code enforcement matters.

She has represented many creditors on issues including bankruptcy, foreclosures, and collections. She can assist in business entity planning, including as they relate to real estate considerations.

Sally is a certified mediator and arbitrator, and has been appointed by the courts as a Special Master and performs tasks ranging from liquidation of real estate, businesses and personal property and inventory, to other tasks needed to resolve a matter. She has the skill and support to effectively and efficiently handle the legal and administrative issues that arise in handling special master appointments.

She is an authorized agent for Alliant National, Old Republic, Fidelity Title, and Chicago Title.

Experience

  • Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, P.A.
    • Director, Shareholder
    • 2002 – Present
  • Carney Bussell & Associates Law Firm, P.A.
    • President, CEO
    • 1998 – 2002
  • Carlton & Fields, P.A.
    • Shareholder
    •  1992 – 1998
  • Harrell, Wiltshire, Swearingen, Wilson & Harrell, P.A.
    • Shareholder
    • 1983 – 1992

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1983
    • Class Rank: Top 12%
    • Dean’s List: Cumberland and National ,1980-1983
  • Associate Editor and Member – The American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany, Summer 1981 
  • Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar 

Courts

  • Florida Bar: All Florida State Courts, 1983 
  • U.S. District Courts:
    • Northern District of Florida
    • Middle District of Florida
    • Southern District of Florida 
    • Southern District of Alabama 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit 
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
    • 1983 – Present
    • Real Estate Certification Committee
      • Member 1994-1998
      • Chair 1996-1997
      • Vice Chair 1995-1996
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law 
    • Executive Council: 1995-2004
  • First Circuit Representative
    • 1998-2004
  • Zoning and Code Enforcement Subcommittee
    • Chair: 1997-1998 
  • Business Law Section
  • Bankruptcy – UCC Committee
    •  Member, 1990 – 1999 and 2009 – 2012
  • Communications Committee
    • Member, 2010
  • Professional Ethics Committee: 1984-1994
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
    • Member, 1983 – Present
    • President, 1995 – 1996
  • American Bar Association
    • 1983-Present
      • Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
        •  1991-1999 
      • Foreclosure and Related Remedies Committee
        • 1992-1999
      • Workouts, Enforcement of Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Committee
        • 1993-1994
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
    •  1990 – Present
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 1998-1999
    • Board Member, 1992-1997
    • Secretary, 1993-1994; 1995-1996
      • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.
        • Diplomat
  • Judicial Nominating Committee First Judicial Circuit
    • 2008 – 2012, Appointed by Gov. Bush
  • Emerald Coast Sustainable Committee
    • 2006 -2008, Appointed by Gov. Crist

Community Service

  • Pensacola Rotary Club
    • Area 1 Assistant Governor
      • 2021 – Present
    • President
      • 2020 – 2021
    • Member
      • 1995 – Present
  • Pensacola Humane Society
    • Board Member 2016 – Present
  • Tiger Bay Club
    • 1989 – 2013
    • President, 2011
  • West Florida Public Libraries, Board of Governors
    • 2016 – 2019
  • Pensacola Opera
    • Board Member, 2011 – 2017
  • Impact 100 – Pensacola
    • Former Member
  • American Wine Society
    • Member, 2008 – 2021
  • WSRE, Public Broadcasting
    • Board of Directors, 2003 – 2010
  • Leadership Pensacola, (LEAP Pensacola Chamber of Commerce)
    • Class of 1987
  • Junior League of Pensacola
    • Member, 1988 – Present
    • President, 2000 – 2001
  • Krewe of Marionettes
    • 2004 – Present

Publications