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Michael J Posner

Profile

Michael J Posner has spent the last 30 years honing his craft as a real estate and business lawyer in South Florida. Originally from Philadelphia, Michael transferred to the University of Florida in 1981 and after graduation completed his legal studies at the University of Florida in 1985. Michael joined Ward Damon in 1989, becoming an equity partner in 1994, the same year he passed his board certification in real estate law. Michael’s practice covers a wide gamut of real estate and business issues from closing transactions for residential and commercial deals, lender borrower and representation in new loan and refinance transactions, complex title issues, and representation of condominium and homeowner associations. Michael’s commitment to the community includes service on a variety of municipal boards including his current position as the Special Magistrate for the Village of Wellington and the City of Parkland. Michael also serves as the sole Florida Housing and Urban Development Commissioner. Michael also serves as an expert witness in complex real estate and title cases including matters on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation. Michael’s philosophy is to listen to his clients promptly respond to their inquiries and to provide quality service for a reasonable fee.

Michael has resided in Palm Beach County since 1989 with his wife, retired lawyer Sylvie Posner. His son is currently a second-year law student at Florida State University.

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Homeowner/Condominium Association Representation
  • Complex Real Estate Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law since 1994
  • Expert Witness for Complex Real Estate and Title Matters
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer ® (Top 5 percent of attorneys in Florida) 2006 – Current
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicates highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • AVVO 9.6 rating
  • Honorably discharged Veteran, United States Air Force
  • Guest Lecturer: National Business Institute, Sterling Education Services, Inc., the University of Miami Ralph Boyer Institute, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, and the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
  • Foreclosure Law Update, South Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs, June 2013
  • Dealing with Distressed Real Estate: Panelist, Attorneys Real Estate Council (In Partnership with the REALTORS Association of the Palm Beaches), June 2013
  • Landlord Obligations and Tenant Rights
  • Landlord Tenant Law, Legislative Update and Esa
  • Foreclosure, Rentals, Condominiums & More Real Estate in the 21st Century (Kindle eBook)
  • The Living Will Guidebook: A Lay Person's Guide to Living Wills and the Right to Die/Right to Live (Kindle eBook)
  • Author and Creator, Florida Real Estate Attorney Legal Blog (http://floridarealestateattorney.blogspot.com)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • South District of Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Homeowner/Condominium Association Representation
  • Complex Real Estate Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Certifications/Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law since 1994
  • Expert Witness for Complex Real Estate and Title Matters

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer ® (Top 5 percent of attorneys in Florida) 2006 – Current
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicates highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • AVVO 9.6 rating
  • Honorably discharged Veteran, United States Air Force

Seminars and Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer: National Business Institute, Sterling Education Services, Inc., the University of Miami Ralph Boyer Institute, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, and the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
  • Foreclosure Law Update, South Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs, June 2013
  • Dealing with Distressed Real Estate: Panelist, Attorneys Real Estate Council (In Partnership with the REALTORS Association of the Palm Beaches), June 2013
  • Landlord Obligations and Tenant Rights
  • Landlord Tenant Law, Legislative Update and Esa

Publications

  • Foreclosure, Rentals, Condominiums & More Real Estate in the 21st Century (Kindle eBook)
  • The Living Will Guidebook: A Lay Person's Guide to Living Wills and the Right to Die/Right to Live (Kindle eBook)
  • Author and Creator, Florida Real Estate Attorney Legal Blog (http://floridarealestateattorney.blogspot.com)

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • South District of Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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