Charles I. "Chic" Holden

Chic was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He graduated from the University of Florida in 1962 with a BSBA in Business and in December of 1964 with a LLB (J.D.) in Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in June of 1965. 

After practicing with J.R. Lowery for seven years, he founded his own AV-rated firm in Gainesville, Florida in 1972.  In August of 2010, he merged his law firm with that Carpenter & Roscow, P.A. to form Holden, Carpenter & Roscow, PL.  His areas of practice are Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, and General Commercial Law. He is an approved title agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

Professional Activities

Past President and Director and current member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association

Past President and current member of Eighth Judicial Circuit Estate Planning Council

Past Member of Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee

Past President of Attorneys Forum of Florida Association of Realtors (FAR)

Certified FAR Instructor of Contracts Course for Realtors

Past SCORE Instructor for Business Organizations (10 years)

Member - Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of Florida Bar

One of thirteen Founders of Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund of Alachua County

Community Activities

Charter Member and Past President of Gator City Kiwanis

Past President - March of Dimes

Past President - YMCA

Past President and Director of Hippodrome State Theatre

Past President and Emeritus Board Member of Phillips Center for Performing Arts

Past President - Harn Museum Board

Current Board Member and General Counsel for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Past Chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Past Director - Barnett Bank of Alachua County, N.A., NationsBank, and the former Florida Bank