Elesa R. Sowell is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

Elesa assists developers, homebuilders and investors in a broad range of real estate and land use matters. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions and land use matters.



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Editor in Chief, Journal of Technology Law and Policy
    • Florida Blue Key
    • Book Award, Legislative Drafting
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy
    • Executive Vice President, Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
    • Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Certificate
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Finance, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude¸ 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Orlando Regional Chamber, YP:NEXT
    • 2019-2020 Chair

News & Insights


  • Speaker, “The Power of Crowdfunding,” Urban Land Institute Central Florida - Young Leaders Group (October 2016)


  • Crowdfunding Rules, Middle Market & Small Business Committee Newsletter (ABA) (March 2016)

Practice Areas


  • Florida Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite™, Up & Comer, 2020

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