Michael L. Feinstein – Managing Partner

Michael L. Feinstein is a business attorney with an AV peer rating by Marindale-Hubbell and almost three decades of legal experience.  Michael’s combined skill set of his transactional work and litigation practice is why he is a unique and valuable asset to his clients.  He has been lead counsel in over 100 trials and has an impressive track record in procuring favorable results on behalf of his clients during all phases of litigation.  He is comfortable and knowledgeable about commercial proceedings at the state, federal and appellate levels.  Michael also frequently advises clients on transactional matters including business formation, equity/capital placement, strategic real estate opportunities, distressed debt investments.  When guiding clients through the legal process, Michael takes a practical and conscientious approach.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Nova Southeastern University School of Law, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1983

Bar Admission:

  • Florida

Licenses:

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida since 1985
  • Licensed Mortgage Broker, Florida from 1986 to 2010

Court Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • All State Courts in Florida

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Special Counsel to Florida Association of State Troopers

Reported Cases/Published Decisions:

  • General Bank, F.S.B v. Westbrooke Pointe, Inc., 548 So. 2d 736 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)
  • Video Indep. Med. Examination, Inc. v. City of Weston, 792 So. 2d  680 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
  • The Credit Counseling Foundation, Inc. v. Hylkema, 901 So. 2d 892 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • HGI Associates, Inc. v. Wetmore Printing Co., 427 F.3d 867 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Fareri v. Farmer, 10 So. 3d 1200 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • JRG Constr. v. Deka Realty Corp., 50 So. 3d 612 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)
  • Surtain v. Caprio, 82 So. 3d 831 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Davis Gardens Estate, Inc. v. JRG Constr., Inc., 83 So. 3d 730 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012)
  • Bowman v. Coddington, 517 Fed. Appx. 683 (11th Cir. Fla. 2013)     

Transactions:

  • Forum Maritime, S.A. purchase of Tampa Shipyards from American Shipbuilding Company, 1995

Honors:

  • AV Rated (means that an attorney’s legal and ethical standards are very high to preeminent) as independently rated by Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Community Activities:

  • Actively involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
  • Actively involved in the Jewish Federation