Chadwick (“Chad”) Crews is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

Chad has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers in the areas of commercial real estate, land use, zoning, and environmental law. He is a sixth-generation Floridian with deep roots in Central Florida. He uses his knowledge of the local market and experience in real estate to help single and multi-family home developers buy, sell or develop land throughout the area.

Chad’s practices focus on representing clients in transactions related to real estate development, acquisitions, sales, financing, land use matters, water management district and zoning issues, as well as the acquisition, sale, and financing of hotels, restaurants, and golf clubs. On a recent project, he represented the land owners of a 2,000-acre residential and commercial property. His work involved contract negotiations, capacity enhancement agreements, drafting complex cooperation agreements between land owners, and other matters. Chad also represents hotel, restaurant, and bar owners in filing for alcoholic beverage and tobacco licenses.

Chad has extensive experience with environmental compliance, permitting, and environmental risk management, including wetland, hazardous waste, endangered species, conservation areas, asbestos, and CERCLA issues.

Prior to joining Shutts, Chad was an attorney with the Department of Children & Families in Brevard County and Orlando.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Philosophy, with honors, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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  • Florida Super Lawyers, Real Estate, Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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