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Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker

Business Attorney at Ormond Beach, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Erum

Learn Erum’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%

    21 years, 300 cases

  2. Real estate
    40%

    21 years, 300 cases

  3. Construction and development
    10%

    21 years, 300 cases

Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker has a diverse and unique legal background which gives the firm the distinct advantage to truly understand the expectations and needs of the firm’s clients.  She is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, states, and countries, and has worked in a variety of legal settings around the world.  Erum has worked for some of the largest, leading and most respected International, National, and Local law firms; government agencies; and as In-House Counsel.  She is Licensed to practice in Florida, New York, England, and Wales, and previously worked as a Solicitor (lawyer) for one of United Kingdom’s largest international law firms, Wragge & Co., practicing in the areas of international corporate litigation and property law.  Wragge & Co. has offices in London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Birmingham, Guangzhou, Paris, and Munich.

Much of Erum’s litigation experience, skill, and knowledge was gained as an Assistant State Attorney.  During her time as an ASA, she had the privilege to litigate over ten (10) jury trials.  However, she began her “passion” for business, real property, development/construction, and Condominium and Homeowners Association Law while working as an Associate for Carlton Fields, one of the nation’s largest and leading law firms.  This “passion” was further cultivated while she served as ICI Homes’ Associate General Counsel.  Additionally, having grown up in Ormond Beach, Erum has extremely strong ties to the community and is dedicated to the service and growth of this community, whether it is through sponsoring community events, or serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Junior League of Daytona Beach, Daytona YPG and the American Cancer Society, to mention just a few.

Erum Kistemaker, an AV Rated attorney, has been recognized and selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers (2016), Florida’s Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (2014 and 2015), Top Attorneys of North America in the Who’s Who Directories (2015 - 2016), Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow (2013-2014), Volusia/Flagler’s Influential Women in Business (2012 and 2015), and Volusia/Flagler’s Young Business Leader (2011).  She brings over fourteen (15) years of business/real property law experience with an understanding of real-life, cost effective, business law solutions to meet the everyday and extraordinary challenges that you and your business face.

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Kistemaker Business Law Group
120 E Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL, 32176-6630

Reviews

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Posted by Dot | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She got it done.
I had a roofer issue and nothing was getting done although there was a tarp on during a hurricane. She got right on it, and dealt with the county as well as the roofers.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owners In Daytona Beach
Ms. Kistemaker is your attorney. She will work hard for you and take care you in the legal field to protect your business. Her practice is better than what you can get from a MBA. If you own a business, you need to talk with her to mitigate legal risk in your business. We will strongly refer her to any business owners.
Posted by Derrick | December 5, 2014
Condominium Association Business Law
Are you a Board Member, Association Manager, Business Owner? Are you in need of excellent guidance and or representation? I have come to Erum Kistemaker with many small challenges to review, Amendments to Condominium Documents, Contract Reviews, and Disputes. The Associations I have represented and worked with Ms. Kistemaker and the Firm; I have always believed to be in good hands, treated fairly, and very cost effective. Without hesitation I would highly recommend the services of Ms. Kistemaker.
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Posted by Lawrence | April 29, 2013
Outstanding
As a 51 year old entrepreneur I have the need for countless attorneys throughout my career. This latest need involved a complicated contentious negotiated settlement . Erum was outstanding and the matter was resolved in a few short weeks with an excellent outcome. I was preparing for months of stress. Erum assurred me otherwise and delivered . I highly recommend this talented attorney Achler
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Posted by Diane | September 4, 2012
Very satisfied!
I decided to hire Ertl & Kistemaker Business Law Group as I have been watching their professionalism, community involvement and obvious expertise. I also love that it's a woman-owned business! They were able to update my company contracts in a timely manner with the most advanced options and practices in play that not only protect our company but also protect our clients and representatives. Thank you, Ertl & Kistemaker Business Law Group for your expertise in renewing my company contracts!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2012
Condominium Association
Erum has been fantastic as the attorney for our condominium association. We will continue to use her legal services and expertise in this area of practice for many years.
Posted by Roger | April 14, 2011
Highly Recommended
Erum was recommended to us by another trusted attorney in town, and we would like to recommend her to you. My Wife and I have a couple of businesses in town, and we must say we have never worked with an attorney that has been so responsive. We have high expectations, and Erum has met them all on each project we have worked on. Seldom rate anyone with all excellents, but the fact is she deserves them!
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Posted by Daniel | August 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Stay away from Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker. Save your money!
I am 80 years old Holocaust survivor was a client of the Kistemaker firm in Ormond Beach, Florida since February, 2018. She had agreed to collect by foreclosure debt in a basic, simple, and straightforward case. As of today (1.5 years later) my money had been lost as well as $15,000 in legal fees. Unprofessional (lack of diligence, butchered up pretty simple case), argumentative (loves to pontificate at the rate of $5/minute), money grabbing (dragging intentionally, "milking" the case), badly organized, inattentive to my requests, failed to communicate, constantly attempting to make deals behind my back. The worst case of a sloppy and dishonest legal work and abusive behavior. On top of poor legal work, I have been insulted and subjected to verbal and mental abuse by the company's lawyer supervised by Erum.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner/Shareholder
  • Kistemaker Business Law Group
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • Lane & Ertl
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate General Counsel
  • ICI Homes
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Carlton Feild
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Wragge & Co, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • BPP School of Law
  • Solicitor Transfer Test
  • 2002
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2000
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • City of Port Orange v. Michael Hilgar
  • Verdict - Defendant found Guilty

Associations

  • Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers
  • Sponsor/Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dining for Women
  • Host of Third Annual Cookie Exchange
  • 2015 - Present
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Standing Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Breakaway Life
  • Resident Writer of “Legally Speaking”
  • 2014 - Present
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler
  • Campaign Chair, Executive Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach
  • Parliamentarian & Team Leader
  • 2012 - Present
  • United Way’s Women’s Initiative “Power of the Purse” Event
  • Sponsor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Condominium and Planned Development Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler
  • Board Member and Executive Council
  • 2011 - Present
  • Young Professional Group
  • General Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Cancer Society
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach
  • Chairperson - New Member Development and Training
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Condominiums and Planned Development Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • United Way
  • Campaign Chair, Executive Council
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Volusia Building Industry Association
  • Legal Action Committee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Teen Court
  • Honorary Judge
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Executive Women Counsel
  • Board of Directors - Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Parker Road Community Development District
  • Board of Directors - Secretary
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • The Who’s Who Directories
  • 2016
  • Leader in the Law
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Influential Woman In Business
  • Volusia Flagler Business Reporter
  • 2015
  • Largest Area Law Firms
  • Volusia Flagler Business Report
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • Florida Super Lawyers’
  • 2015
  • Selected Fellow of the Inaugural Class
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Influential Woman In Business
  • Volusia Flagler Business Reporter
  • 2012
  • Young Business Leader Award
  • Volusia Flagler Business Report
  • 2011
  • Leadership Class II - Graduate
  • Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • President's Outstanding Student Award
  • University of Florida
  • 1997
  • Florida Blue Key
  • University of Florida
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Breakaway Life Magazine
  • Entrepreneur of Breakaway
  • 2016
  • Breakaway Life Magazine
  • "Legally Speaking" Monthly Feature
  • 2015
  • Breakaway Life Magazine
  • Entrepreneur of Breakaway
  • 2015
  • Communicator
  • How Some Associations are trying to make up for Deficits
  • 2009
  • ICI Homes - Manuals
  • IN and OUTS Construction Lien Laws
  • 2005
  • Author & Editor
  • The Community Association Hot Topic
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Daytona Beach Leadership Class XXXI
  • Cultural Diversity
  • 2011
  • Marketing Next Expo
  • Intellectual Property Business Law Perspective
  • N/A
  • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Series
  • Leadership Alumni Series
  • N/A
  • Business Expo for Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Preventable Losses Business Law Perspective
  • N/A
  • Building Association Managers of Central Florida, Inc., Annual Legislative Update Seminar
  • Building Association
  • N/A
  • Annual Meeting
  • Annual Legislative Update Seminar
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erum is an excellent attorney. I endorse her without hesitation!"
Business Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erum is the consummate professional. She is knowledgeable and passionate about the law and her clients. I am happy to endorse her without hesitation."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Erum has a wealth of knowledge and experience in her fields of practice that she carries over to her practice. She is an inspiration in the community and a truly dedicated attorney. Erum shows her clients a level of care and respect that all attorneys should strive to reach. It has been nothing short of an absolute pleasure working with her, and I would highly recommend and endorse Erum."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Kistemaker is an incredibly knowledgeable lawyer and an exceptional advocate for her clients. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from her, and deeply respect her capabilities and vast array of accomplishments. I would highly recommend her legal services."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"It has been a pleasure working with Mrs. Kistemaker on numerous legal maters over the years. She is a wonderful advocate for her clients and is extremely knowledgeable in each of the areas of law in which she practices, including business, condo/HoA, and construction law. She is an asset to the central Florida legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Kistemaker is a wonderful asset to the legal community. She is well-versed in her various practice areas and has the skills and determination to get the results clients are looking for. Ms. Kistemaker also has a comprehensive knowledge of association law, including always having an acute understanding of the frequent changes in this area of law. This is a wonderful legal quality that works to benefit the many associations in our community. I have enjoyed working with Ms. Kistemaker each time we have had the chance to collaborate on a given matter. As always, I look forward to continuing to work with her."
Business Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"Erum is a very intelligent and wise legal counselor. Her dedication to her clients and her work is rarely matched. Erum is very knowledgeable in the areas of construction and community association law."
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