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Neal Kalis is a highly experienced, dedicated and a solution oriented attorney who is recognized for his multi-disciplined transactional practice, which encompasses corporate, probate, real estate, land use and zoning law.
Kalis is often called upon to handle the most complex of real estate transactions. In 2006, he represented a seller in Fort Lauderdale throughout a consummated $80,000,000 beachfront hotel transaction from 1999 thru 2003. He served as the lead land use attorney in obtaining the approval for a 28 story condominium on the previous and historic Lauderdale Beachfront Hotel Property.
His clients also call on him to work with government officials and agencies, banks, property owners and the other critical links necessary to effectuate a solution to a client's problem. Kalis was one of the organizers and served as a director and general legal counsel for a local community bank from its conception in 1986 thru its merger to a larger financial institution in 2004.
The personal relationships Neal has developed in Broward county and throughout Florida over the last three decades as an active member in the legal, civil, philanthropic and government sectors of our communities have consistently proven to be invaluable in helping him to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Kalis is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbel, the rating indicates an attorney has reached “the height of professional excellence” and “is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.”
His professional and business experience includes chartering, serving on the Board of and as attorney for a community bank, owning and developing land for residential and commercial projects as well as continued ownership of commercial rental properties.
His community involvements include: memberships in the Hollywood Rotary Club (which he served as President from 1984-1985); the Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce (which he served as President in 1984-1985); he has served as a Trustee of the Old Davie School Foundation, Inc. since 1994; served the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Davie, Florida since 1988 (including as Chairman 1996-2001 and Vice Chairman both from 1994-1996 and 2003-present); and currently serves as Chair for Broward County Education Facilities Authority. Mr. Kalis has also served as a member, officer and director of a number of homeowners and condominium associations.
Hourly ($350-375/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1974||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Partner||Kalis Kleiman & Wolfe||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Davie Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)||Chairman||N/A|
|Hollywood Rotary Club||Former President||N/A|
|Davie Economic Development Council||Board Member||N/A|
|Broward County Education Facilities Authority||Chairman||N/A|
|Old Davie School Foundation, Inc.||Trustee||N/A|
|1st Trust Title||President||N/A|
|Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|Hollywood Rotary Club||Member||N/A|
|The Florida Bar||Member||N/A|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The Old Davie School Historical Museum||Trustee||N/A|
|Davie Economic Deveolpment Council||Co-Chairman||N/A|
|Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce||Former President||N/A|
|Foreclosed on a regional shopping center||Successfully Represented|
|Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotel property sale||Successfully Represented|
|Deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure||Successfully Represented|
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|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Tulane University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|