Mr. Bucalo is a trial lawyer with experience in eminent domain matters ranging in size and complexity. He has established himself as an integral component of a successful trial team, helping Florida property owners achieve their constitutional protections of fair and full compensation. In 2018, Mr. Bucalo assisted in two federal jury trials, helping obtain favorable verdicts for clients affected by the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline Project. This exposure provides Mr. Bucalo valuable knowledge representing clients affected by linear corridor easement acquisitions by utility companies.
Raised on the Space Coast of Florida, prior to entering his legal career, Mr. Bucalo was in the mortgage foreclosure industry and spent several years travelling the Caribbean as a member of competitive sportfishing crews. Now a trial lawyer, his experience is primarily dedicated to serving clients facing eminent domain challenges, but Mr. Bucalo has extensive exposure to bankruptcy and lien foreclosure issues. With respect to eminent domain, however, Mr. Bucalo represents only private property and business owners, never the government or other condemning authorities.
Mr. Bucalo is a Florida affiliate member of Owners’ Counsel of America, a nationwide network of eminent domain attorneys dedicated to defending property owners. You are invited to learn more about Owners’ Counsel of America at www.ownerscounsel.com
Mr. Bucalo is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (B.A., Business Administration, 2013). He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D. 2017). During law school, Mr. Bucalo served as an editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, was the President of the Florida Real Property Law Association and achieved the highest-level pro bono certificate for his commitment to pro bono service. Prior to graduation, Mr. Bucalo held a summer clerkship with the Honorable Monte C. Richardson, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida.