Edward P. Canterbury’s has had quite a few one-of-a-kind opportunities in his career. He’s worked on a multi-faceted $250 million citrus grove project and helped expand the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the U.S. Now, he’s serving as lead outside counsel for Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town.
Canterbury’s lengthy list of accomplishments date back to his days in school. The valedictorian of his 2005 class at Ohio Northern University, Canterbury also authored award-winning publications involving constitutional rights, eminent domain, and bankruptcy while still in law school.
He became a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate expert in 2011 and has since been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in real estate law for five years. Only 2.5% of Florida lawyers make it to the Rising Star list.
Today, Canterbury is the youngest member of Henderson Franklin’s Executive Committee.
In order to succeed, Canterbury has had to learn about balance.
“Juggling a busy law practice, hobbies and an active, fun-loving family is always a challenge,” Canterbury says. “Building and maintaining a dependable team of associates, paralegals, and legal assistants help strike a manageable work-life balance. I’m fortunate to work with some really great people, which frees me up to focus on high-level issues. ”
Another thing that’s helped him get far? Staying humble.
“Don’t underestimate the importance of humility when dealing with people. Be the one who finds the creative solution, not the loudest voice in the room,” Canterbury says.
Off the clock, Canterbury goes golfing, skiing, and on hiking excursions all over the world (he has an upcoming trek to Peru). He likes to be outdoors with his wife and 4-year-old son.