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Michael J Yentzen

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Litigation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

About Me

Michael J. Yentzen founded both Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC and the law firm bearing his name in March of 2006 after leaving a partnership at Smith & Yentzen, PLLC, a small firm in Gulfport, Mississippi, specializing in real estate transactional work. Prior to forming that partnership, Michael worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a legislative affairs specialist in our nation’s capitol. Michael spent the prior year serving the Honorable Senator from Mississippi, Trent Lott, as a Legislative Fellow specializing in technology and space issues. Michael knows the adage that “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” personally as he was an engineer for NASA for almost twelve years prior to his graduation from the Loyola University Law School in 2002.


Michael began attending law school in the evening program at Loyola in 1998 while working a full-time job as an engineer for NASA at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. He received numerous academic awards and was a member of the Law Review at Loyola. He was designated a William S. Crowe Scholar upon graduation and was ranked first in his evening school class.


Michael has experience in civil litigation, trusts and estates, corporate transactional work, commercial and residential real estate closings and condominium formation work. In fact he was one of the first attorneys on the Mississippi Coast to file a report on a proposed condominium project with the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA). He formed the law firm to focus on commercial and residential real estate projects, including preparation of contracts, assistance with local, state and federal compliance and closing purchase and sale agreements.


Michael is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington DC.


 


Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC


Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC was established to provide its clients with a full-range of settlement and escrow services for both commercial and residential closings. In addition the company can provide assistance in resolving title defects or contractual issues which may make the consummation of a purchase and sale agreement difficult or impossible. As an agent for an outstanding title insurance company, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC can provide lenders’ and owners’ title insurance to provide peace of mind and security for the lender and/or purchaser of real property.ichael J. Yentzen founded both Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC and the law firm bearing his name in March of 2006 after leaving a partnership at Smith & Yentzen, PLLC, a small firm in Gulfport, Mississippi, specializing in real estate transactional work. Prior to forming that partnership, Michael worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a legislative affairs specialist in our nation’s capitol. Michael spent the prior year serving the Honorable Senator from Mississippi, Trent Lott, as a Legislative Fellow specializing in technology and space issues. Michael knows the adage that “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” personally as he was an engineer for NASA for almost twelve years prior to his graduation from the Loyola University Law School in 2002.


Michael began attending law school in the evening program at Loyola in 1998 while working a full-time job as an engineer for NASA at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. He received numerous academic awards and was a member of the Law Review at Loyola. He was designated a William S. Crowe Scholar upon graduation and was ranked first in his evening school class.


Michael has experience in civil litigation, trusts and estates, corporate transactional work, commercial and residential real estate closings and condominium formation work. In fact he was one of the first attorneys on the Mississippi Coast to file a property report on a condominium project with the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA). He formed the law firm to focus on commercial and residential real estate projects, including preparation of contracts, assistance with local, state and federal compliance and closing purchase and sale agreements.


Michael is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington DC.Michael J. Yentzen founded both Esplanade Land and Title Company, LLC and the law firm bearing his name in March of 2006 after leaving a partnership at Smith & Yentzen, PLLC, a small firm in Gulfport, Mississippi, specializing in real estate transactional work. Prior to forming that partnership, Michael worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a legislative affairs specialist in our nation’s capitol. Michael spent the prior year serving the Honorable Senator from Mississippi, Trent Lott, as a Legislative Fellow specializing in technology and space issues. Michael knows the adage that “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” personally as he was an engineer for NASA for almost twelve years prior to his graduation from the Loyola University Law School in 2002.


Michael began attending law school in the evening program at Loyola in 1998 while working a full-time job as an engineer for NASA at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. He received numerous academic awards and was a member of the Law Review at Loyola. He was designated a William S. Crowe Scholar upon graduation and was ranked first in his evening school class.


Michael has experience in civil litigation, trusts and estates, corporate transactional work, commercial and residential real estate closings and condominium formation work. In fact he was one of the first attorneys on the Mississippi Coast to file a property report on a condominium project with the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA). He formed the law firm to focus on commercial and residential real estate projects, including preparation of contracts, assistance with local, state and federal compliance and closing purchase and sale agreements.


Michael is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington DC. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Real Estate: 70%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    10 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    4 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
    4 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • M. Andrew McDonald

    Michael J. Yentzen has handled all of my real estate matters from the refinancing of my home to my purchase of commercial property. Not only do I exclusively use him for my personal real estate closings, I also refer all of my clients to him. Michael has the highest integrity and an incredible eye for detail, which raise him above all other real estate closing attorneys I've come across in Mississippi. I unhesitatingly recommend you to use Michael J. Yentzen for all of your real estate closing needs.

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Contact Info

1914 24th Avenue
Gulfport, MS, 39501

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MSAuthorized to practice law200308/25/2015
DCInactive 200405/24/2015
LAInactive200208/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyMichael J. Yentzen, Atty at Law, PLLC2006 - Present
PartnerSmith & Yentzen, PLLC2005 - 2006
Aerospace EngineerNASA2005 - 2012
Legislative Affairs LiasonNasa Headquarters2004 - 2005
NASA FellowSenator Trent Lott2004 - 2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Auburn UniversityMaterials EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CE Training CourseHighlights of 2010 RESPA Changes & Other Real Estate Topics2012
CE Training CourseHighlights of 2010 RESPA Changes & Other Real Estate Topics2010