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Keith Halpern is the founding managing attorney of the Halpern Law Firm, P.L.C., practicing in Property, Foreclosure Defense, Family Law, and Estate Planning.  Mr. Halpern is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.


Formerly with Legal Services of North Florida for five years, Mr. Halpern serves homeowners and families throughout Florida.  Keith was previously engaged as a Senior Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse serving Fortune 500 Companies. Mr. Halpern also served as C.E.O. for 14 years in a metropolitan Washington, D.C. financial and property management, and healthcare consulting firm.


Recently, Mr. Halpern published several recent Circuit Court decisions involving Foreclosure Dismissals & Property Cases; He is the author of “Domestic Asset Protection Trusts—What is the State of Your Asset Protection?” He has been a recent guest lecturer in Foreclosure Defense at the Florida State University, College of Law; and is presently instructing attorneys in a 4-part series on Advanced Foreclosure Defense Practice.  


He has recently lectured at Community & public interest seminars involving foreclosure avoidance and loan workouts, including the 2011 and 2012 Tallahassee Mayor’s Summit on Diversity, and is lecturing in a multi-part series on Foreclosure Avoidance.


An FSU Law School Graduate, Keith was Founding President of the F.S.U., College of Law, Real Property and Trust Law Society; and was Articles Editor of the FSU, College of Law, Land Use Journal.  


Keith is a Graduate of the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, and holds a dual-degree in Finance and Management Information Systems, with technical minors in Accounting and Economics.


Keith is a vigorous advocate for Fair Housing, and continues to actively serve at Legal Services of North Florida, as a pro-bono counsel.


Keith is an active board member and volunteer at his daughter's elementary school in NE Tallahassee, and is a Commercial Pilot and Instructor.




Languages spoken: Spanish, French

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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 75%
    10 years, 304 cases
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    10 years, 103 cases
  3. Contracts: 10%
    10 years, 92 cases
  4. Probate: 4%
    9 years, 41 cases
  5. Construction: 1%
    9 years, 17 cases



Hourly ($185-250/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alberto Victor Batista

    Attorney Halpern is a well known and well respected attorney in the legal community. I highly recommend him as an attorney, expert witness, and trial litigator. He is a thorough, honest, and diligent advocate for his clients.


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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Halpern. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients. Hire him to deal with your legal problems successfully!


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Contact info

Halpern Law Firm, PLC

P.O. Box 12075
Tallahassee, FL, 32317


FLMember in Good Standing200906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Articles Editor & Member Journal of Land Use LawFlorida State University, College of Law2006
Distinguished Pro Bono ServiceFlorida State University, College of Law2006
Founding President-Real Estate Law & Trust SocietyFlorida State University, College of Law2005
Book Award, Tort Law IThomas Cooley School of Law2004
Book Award, Contracts IIThomas Cooley School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerHalpern Law Firm, P.L.C.2011 - Present
Staff AttorneyLegal Services of North Florida, Inc.2006 - 2011
Chief Executive OfficerInvestor's Benefits Partnership, LLC1990 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Federal Aviation AdministrationCommercial Pilot, Multi-Engine Instrument1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bank of New York v. WingateWon Hearing on Motion to Dismiss
U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Roberts, et alWON-Dismissal, Saved Homestead
Wells Fargo Bank v. M.P.A.WON Judgment for NO Deficiency, NO Attorney's Fees, and NO Title Reformation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business Law ReviewDomestic Asset Protection Trusts2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2006
University of VirginiaFinance & Management Information SystemsBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City of Tallahassee: Foreclosure Avoidance SeminarProtecting Property Avoiding Foreclosure2014
F.S.U., College of Law, Public Interest law SocietyForeclosure Litigation Topics2011
F.S.U., College of Law - Poverty Law Class SeminarForeclosure Litigation Topics2011
Continuing Professional EducationForeclosure: Summary Judgments2011
Continuing Professional EducationForeclosure Defense Strategies2011
Continuing Professional EducationDefending Invalid Foreclosure Suits2011
Continuing Education Training ClassForeclosure Actions, Decide and Dismiss2011
City of Tallahassee, Workshop on Foreclosure PreventionForeclosure Prevention2011
City of Tallahassee, Preventing Foreclosure: Workshop & EducationPreventing Foreclosure2011
City of Tallahassee, Mayor's Summit on DiversityForeclosure Avoidance Training Lecture2010
City of Tallahassee, Conference on Foreclosure AvoidanceConsumer Foreclosure Avoidance & Loan Restructuring2010