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Michael Christen Kelley

Michael Christen Kelley

also known as Michael Kelley, Michael C. Kelley

About me

I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando, and now live in Brevard County on the beautiful Indian River with my wife and our baby girl. 

My legal practice is devoted exclusively to real estate and business transactional law, which allows me to utilize my work experience outside the practice of law in areas such as consumer and construction finance, real estate, commercial and residential construction, deal-structuring, contract negotiations, and sales and marketing. 

Prior to entering the practice of law, I held positions in contracts management with Siemens Energy, as a construction and residential lending specialist with Community National Bank of the South, as a mortgage banker and manager with HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, as a regional sales manager with American Steel Buildings, and various roles within my family’s commercial and residential construction business. 

At home, I am a self-taught piano player, cigar aficionado, and amateur gourmet chef.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 80%
    3 years
  2. Contracts: 10%
    3 years
  3. Business: 5%
  4. Real Estate: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Andrew Sjuggerud

    Michael Kelley has many years of experience in the construction industry. He is an attorney with one preeminent construction law teams in Central Florida. He was always a pleasure to work with. He has a strong moral compass and solid connections within the legal profession.


    Michael Sjuggerud Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Contact info

Shutts & Bowen, LLP

300 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1000
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing201201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award: Business Law in Emerging EconomiesUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law2011
Book Award: Legal AccountingUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law2011
Book Award: Law & EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law2011
Rising Star AwardHomeBanc Mortgage2006
Highest Unit VolumeHomeBanc Mortgage2006
Top ProducerAmerican Steel Buildings, A & S Building Systems, Inc.2002
Title Agent LicenseState of FloridaN/A
Mortgage Broker LicenseState of FloridaN/A
Outstanding Scholastic Achievement AwardRollins CollegeN/A
Inductee / MemberOmicron Delta EpsilonN/A
Life, Health, Variable Annuities License (2-15)State of FloridaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShutts & Bowen, LLP2013 - Present
General CounselNeighborhood Champions2012 - Present
AttorneyCantwell & Goldman, P.A.2012 - Present
Of CounselHowze, Monaghan & Theriac, PLC2012 - 2013
Judicial ExternshipU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Honorable J. Michael Williamson2011 - 2012
Contracts ManagementSiemens Energy, Inc.2011 - 2012
Legal InternHD Supply, Inc.2010 - 2011
Mortgage Banker / ManagerHomeBanc Mortgage Corp. & HomeBanc, N.A.2005 - 2010
Regional ManagerAmerican Steel Buildings, LLC1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Neighborhood ChampionsGeneral Counsel2012 - Present
Rotary ClubSecretary2012 - Present
Conflict Resolution InitiativeFounding Member2011 - 2012
Phi Delta PhiMember2011 - Present
Gators for Alternative Dispute ResolutionPast President2010 - 2012
Federalist SocietyPast President2010 - 2012
Mediators Beyond BordersMember2009 - 2012
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), OrlandoDirector2006 - 2007
Legacy of Hope InternationalConsultant2005 - 2007
Mission AirVolunteer2001 - 2001
Europantenariat, SicilyParticipant2000 - 2000
Journeyman Commercial & Residential PaintingApprenticeship1995 - 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude2012
Rollins CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum LaudeN/A