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Keith Adam Halpern

Foreclosure Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    75%

    17 years, 304 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    17 years, 92 cases

  3. Real estate
    10%

    17 years, 103 cases

  4. Probate
    4%

    16 years, 41 cases

  5. Construction and development
    1%

    16 years, 17 cases

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.

 
 

Photos and videos

Keith Halpern, Esq. Provides City-Wide Valuable Presentation on what homeowners can and should do if they find themselves wanting a modified loan or receive a foreclosure complaint.
Keith A. Halpern, Esq., City of Tallahassee Seminar Presentation.  Provided Information and Education on how consumers and property owners in Florida can handle multiple aspects of Loan Modification Options ("The 5 & 5") 5 Property Rights & Options!

Contact Keith

Halpern & Assoc. Legal Services, PLC
P.O. Box 12075
Tallahassee, FL, 32317

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DETAILED, HONEST, HARDEST WORKING GETS RESULTS!
We hired Keith's firm for an extremely tough property case that looked hopeless. We'd worked with other attorneys, and they had us going in the wrong direction. We got information to Keith quickly, his costs were more than reasonable, and we wound up saving about $350,000 in the process. His ability to get results and come up with an honest, reasonable approach is truly amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
Saved Our Family's Home & Dismissed the Case!!
We hired Keith 4 years ago, he followed our case closely with his staff, and brought all options to our attention. We'd had 3 previous attorneys work our case and only wanted our money; but Keith took a low retainer and allowed us to make payments. After not paying our mortgage for 5 years we thought we were sunk. Keith's experience and publishing starting in 2006 enlightened us such that we had multiple opportunities to save our house, have peace in our lives, and then recover! We even avoided any financial deficiency claim!! He's simply brilliant in property law and knows how to pick apart the documents and records to find what banks or loan servicers do wrong. We now have a pending counter-suit to recover on credit reporting damages. It was very scary with what the bank was doing to us; but after seeing Keith's firm was behind us to the end, and we wouldn't be thrown out--we started working loan modification options. He gave us the knowledge & experience we needed to get through this. After a what we thought was the "end," he came back with legal work to get the court to take another look. It's a complex process, but Keith took the time to explain it to me and my husband, and we wound up succeeding when we were sure we'd fail. If you don't use this attorney, you're not getting the best.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2014
Outstanding Caring Attorney
Mr. Halpern handled our commercial contract dispute brilliantly. He was responsive, and demonstrated a tireless pursuit of justice in our leasing issues. He cared deeply for our business needs and was reasonable with fees. We also hired him to perform all of our estate planning and asset preservation. He is truly an amazing, caring person.
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Posted by Michael | December 5, 2013
First Class
Keith Halpern is an outstanding attorney and has my highest recommendation. He brings the advantage of extensive business, as well as legal, experience to his client. He provides great analytical expertise and insight to complicated problems and is solution oriented. He is aggressive and dedicated to his client. He possesses the highest ethical standards and is a man of integrity. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Bill & Meredith | August 27, 2013
Saved Our Home
All we can say about Mr Halpern is...Wow! After 3 1/2 years, you successfully "slew Goliath!" (the bank). We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us and our family. You helped us survive a very difficult time and SAVED our family home. YOU did that and we are forever grateful. God bless you and your family.
Posted by Dietrich | August 26, 2013
Foreclosure
Attorney Keith was a excellent lawyer. He treated us with royalty and fairness. He walked in integrity the entire time he handled our case.
Posted by Phil | August 19, 2013
Seasalt Pure is Keith Halperm for Lawyer Selection
I met Keith Halpern in 2009 when I attended a community seminar on home forecloures. Keith met with my wife and I after the seminar to answer questions about our pending home foreclosure. Keith listen to our concerns and assured us that we had choices and not to allow our hope to be taken away. Based on the salutatory explanations given by Keith we made the choice to retained him as our lawyer for our foreslosure lawsuit. During this lawsuit Keith remained very responsive, kept us well informed, excelled in being knowledgeable, and earned our trust by his professional actions along with caring about the anxieties that we were induring. We were on a runaway stage coach to foreclosure driven by a major mortgage lender that Keith stopped in civil court with dismissal of the lender's lawsuit without amennd. As of Aug. 2013 my family and I are still living in our same home that if we had not been blessed with Keith's professional legal services would not have been retained. Keith has my geatest respect as a professional lawyer and as a humanitarian for what he has done for my family's happiness in life. Keith's involvement is continiuos today with his community support efforts. GOD Bless Keith and you with your search for a lawyer.
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Posted by Laura | December 1, 2012
Keith Halpern is amazing!
Mr. Halpern came strongly recommended to me by a friend. After very short notice on an upcoming court appearence, Mr. Halpern came through for me with success! Not only did we take a positive outcome, but the knowledge he exuded was quite impressive in given the short notice he had to work with. Over and above his knowledge and skill was the way he gave me confidence during a time I felt overwhelmed with fear. His professional deameanor and calming reassurance gave me the strength I wouldn't have found without his guidance. THANK YOU MR. HALPERN!!!
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Posted by Antone | November 18, 2012
A Knowledgeable and Experienced Attorney - and a wealth of information...
Keith Halpern is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever met. He is simply a wealth of information, and is effective and using his knowledge and experience for the benefit of his clients.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2012
One of The Best Decisions in Our Lives...Work With Keith!
It is very rare to come across a person who has the depth of knowledge of the law, depth of understanding of human nature, and the depth of intelligence and creativity required to pull all these qualities together. The sum total creates an incredibly powerful advocate, who works tirelessly on your side to reach goals that can far surpass the reason why you hired Keith to begin with. When my husband and I chose to work with Keith, as tenants in a foreclosed upon home, we were unsure to begin with. Within hours of meeting Keith our point of view rapidly changed, seeing how his mind could work in multiple directions not just to help us resolve our issue at hand, but in a long term sense, looking at additional avenues that we did not know were available to us. He has continuously worked in depth on our behalf and achieved almost immediate results in our favor. He has helped us to ease much or our stress and worry as we move forward in our legal situation. Do not even hesitate to choose Keith to represent you. As an unexpected bonus, you may well end up with a great friend!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2012
What an amazing lawyer! He helped me with a home modification loan, We had been turned down and didn't think it was possible to get one. We were going crazy dealing with the bank, He dealt with them and we got the modification that we needed! It was life saving for us! Thanks!
Posted by Ron and Sandy | June 8, 2012
Bishop Ron
Professional, friendly, caring, terrific advice on our choices of actions, recommendations, and follow though in all areas of our concern. What I like about this lawyer, in addition to his experience and knowledge relating to our case, was that he became a friend to us through our ordeal. We was able to calm our our fears by his condifence and assurance that the results would be in our favor. He was correct.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2012
Excellent Attorney! Very knowledgable on all types of law.
I have had the privilege of working with Keith on several matters. Keith genuinely cares for his clients and their needs. He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable on matters of law. Keith has the ability to think outside of the box and find the unrecognizable detail that would ultimately create a ruling in your favor or have the case dimissed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2012
I highly recommend Keith Halpern
My husband and I used Keith for help with our home that is facing foreclosure, He has been a great help to us! Very helpful and knowledgable about our case and what needed to be done. Always responsive and truly cared about our situation and what we are going through.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2013
beware of mr halpern
he was very good at the begining, seemed to always be working, then he wouldn't return a call, wouldn't keep me posted on my case, threatened me, then billed me some crazy bill that made no sense, made up charges, I beleive he used my money in the trust account for other things than my case, then when i demanded he show me he dismissed me as a client right as my case was was coming up in court and is leaving me with no lawyer. after sending me nasty emails. very unprofessional, I am filing a bar complaint against him,
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Disbarment issued in FL, 2019
updated on 05/20/2020

This is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Florida Bar to understand the reasons for this disbarment.

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Halpern & Assoc. Legal Services, PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Investor's Benefits Partnership, LLC
  • 1990 - 2003

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • University of Virginia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Wells Fargo Bank v. M.P.A.
  • WON Judgment for NO Deficiency, NO Attorney's Fees, and NO Title Reformation
  • Bank of New York v. Wingate
  • Won Hearing on Motion to Dismiss
  • U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Roberts, et al
  • WON-Dismissal, Saved Homestead

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine Instrument
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Articles Editor & Member Journal of Land Use Law
  • Florida State University, College of Law
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service
  • Florida State University, College of Law
  • 2006
  • Founding President-Real Estate Law & Trust Society
  • Florida State University, College of Law
  • 2005
  • Book Award, Tort Law I
  • Thomas Cooley School of Law
  • 2004
  • Book Award, Contracts II
  • Thomas Cooley School of Law
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Business Law Review
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • City of Tallahassee: Foreclosure Avoidance Seminar
  • Protecting Property Avoiding Foreclosure
  • 2014
  • F.S.U., College of Law, Public Interest law Society
  • Foreclosure Litigation Topics
  • 2011
  • F.S.U., College of Law - Poverty Law Class Seminar
  • Foreclosure Litigation Topics
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education Training Class
  • Foreclosure Actions, Decide and Dismiss
  • 2011
  • City of Tallahassee, Mayor's Summit on Diversity
  • Foreclosure Avoidance Training Lecture
  • 2010
  • City of Tallahassee, Conference on Foreclosure Avoidance
  • Consumer Foreclosure Avoidance & Loan Restructuring
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (38)
Endorse Keith
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Halpern is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients and lawyers for his work and professionalism, Mr. Halpern's profile on Avvo is impressive. I would encourage those who need legal assistance with foreclosure related issues in Florida to contact Keith Halpern and speak to him about he can help."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Keith when attending law school. I was as amazed then as I am now of the depth of knowledge and skill that he has about business and the law. I sincerely endorse Keith and would recommend his services to both family members and close friends. I consider it an honor to know him. Wes Hill"
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith Adam Halpern is one of the "good guys" and the community here on Avvo is lucky that he shares his wealth of knowledge with us. I am honored to take this opportunity to endorse Mr Halpern."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Halpern is a zealous advocate and knowledgable professional. He has experience in most civil matters including family, tax and probate. He is an expert in forclosure proceedings and I refer all my inquiries to him. I enjoy working with him and I can assure you that you will too."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith Halpern is a very creative and scholarly lawyer. I have been very impressed with his understanding of the complex laws and facts surrounding the foreclosure crisis. More importantly, he has an ability to communicate the fine details of the law to the local courts, which makes him a very potent advocate."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Foreclosure law is a special area that few lawyers know anything about. And when you need help, you need someone who knows Foreclosure law extremely well and who cares about doing everything they can to help you. That's why I endorse attorney Halpern. He has the experience a consumer needs to save their home. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
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Tallahassee Foreclosure Lawyer Keith Adam Halpern
Keith Adam Halpern
Foreclosure Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details