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Practice Areas:
Residential and commercial real estate transactions; construction loan transactions; real estate litigation; title insurance matters; business/corporate law; intellectual property law; health care law and management; probate and estate planning; homeowners/condominium association representation, foreclosure defense, landlord tenant matters, eviction


Hobbies:  Renowned
collector of Instant Cameras


Interests:  My
vacation home/rental at





The 15th Parallel (novel in progress)

Interchangeable Parts (unpublished novel)

The Living Will Handbook

Collectors Guide to Instant Cameras (reviewed
Camera Shopper, August 1994; Popular Photography, June 1996) Easy Guide to
Government Jobs

Lawyers are People Too!

The Lisa/Mac XL Handbook

Gertie the Goat and Wally the Walleroo
(children’s book)

What are my Crazy
Parents Talking About (children’s book)

 Take the Long Way Home BMW Car March 2008

Co-Author ALa
Reguladora del Gravamen Legal a Favor del Contratista Proyecto 1987

Where’s Lisa Now Historically Brewed

The Nikon F Revisited Camera Shopper

Digital Satellite
Nuts and Volts

Tidbits for Collectors Historically

Minimize risks of
Medical Business

Lisa Now?
Historically Brewed

The Fotron Camera Shopper

The Aires 35-V Camera Shopper

The Sharp Mobilon 4600 Pen Computing

Visual CE Handheld PC

Portable Keyboards for the Pocket PC Pocket PC Magazine Nov. 00

10 Essential Add-ons to Improve the H/PC Experience Pocket PC Magazine

Turn Your H/PC Into a Power Calculator Handheld PC Magazine Winter 97

Business on the Go Pocket PC Magazine Mar 00

PC Doctor,
weekly column, Nassau Guardian




Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 25%
    30 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    30 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    30 years
  4. Business: 20%
    30 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    30 years, 2 thousand cases



Hourly ($175-400/hour), Fixed (never)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Eddie E Stephens III

    Michael has a unique ability to meet his client's goals in a timely ethical manner.


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    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL

4420 Beacon Circle
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407-3281


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
National Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel AdditionSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Editionsuperlawyers.com2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers magazine2008
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers magazine2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers magazine2006
AV AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Board Certified Real Estate LawyerFlorida Bar1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWard, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach Real Estate CouncilBoard Member2007 - Present
Village of WellingtonSpecial Magistrate2005 - Present
Palm Beach County Value Adjustment BoardSpecial Magistrate2001 - Present
United States Housing & Urban DevelopmentHUD Foreclosure Commissioner2000 - Present
Florida BarMember1986 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Day v. Nova 916 So. 2d 903 (4th DCA 2005)Prevailed at trial and on all appeals
Kehle v. Modansky, 696 So. 2d 493 (4th DCA 1997)Affirmed Summary Judgment
Florida Public v. Miami Beach 321 F. 3d 1046 (11th Circuit 2003)overturned certain City of Miami Beach ordinances
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Publication nameTitleDate
AffluentUnderstanding Gift Tax2006
AffluentUnderstanding Mortgage Financing Alternatives2006
AffluentDeferring gains with timely “1031” tax free exchanges2005
AffluentUsing your investment retirement accounts to acquire investment Real Property2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Annual SeminarTitle Teasers2008
University of Miami Ralph Boyer Institute Annual SeminarReal Estate Financing Updates — Bridge Loans, Loan Syndications, Private Equity2007
Resolving Real Estate Title DefectsResolving Real Estate Title Defects2007