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Michael Christen Kelley

Construction and development Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Michael Kelley, Michael C. Kelley

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

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I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando, and now live in Brevard County on the beautiful Indian River with my wife and our baby girl. 

My legal practice is devoted exclusively to real estate and business transactional law, which allows me to utilize my work experience outside the practice of law in areas such as consumer and construction finance, real estate, commercial and residential construction, deal-structuring, contract negotiations, and sales and marketing. 

Prior to entering the practice of law, I held positions in contracts management with Siemens Energy, as a construction and residential lending specialist with Community National Bank of the South, as a mortgage banker and manager with HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, as a regional sales manager with American Steel Buildings, and various roles within my family’s commercial and residential construction business. 

At home, I am a self-taught piano player, cigar aficionado, and amateur gourmet chef.

Location

Shutts & Bowen, LLP
300 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1000
Orlando, FL, 32801

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Posted by Tom | June 7, 2013
Corporate Counsel
Very Knowledgeable. While extremely risk adverse, counsel is still sensitive to entrepreneurial (legal) needs of the client. Strong back-ground in real estate transactions and banking. We use Mr. Kelley for corporate entity creation and structuring, I have also used Mr. Kelley for both personal business and all of our legal requirements from a corporate perspective.
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Posted by David | June 7, 2013
Michael's expertise has been extremely valuable
I have worked with several lawyers in the past and still do run most contracts through at least two prior to signing. Michael's background has set him up perfectly to fit my needs. I always send my contracts to Michael for a final look over before signing. His feedback is always insightful and he catches things that the other attorneys often overlook. I have not had the occasion to retain him for other services at this time, but will not hesitate when the situation arises.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Neighborhood Champions
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Howze, Monaghan & Theriac, PLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Externship
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Honorable J. Michael Williamson
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Contracts Management
  • Siemens Energy, Inc.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • HD Supply, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Mortgage Banker / Manager
  • HomeBanc Mortgage Corp. & HomeBanc, N.A.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Regional Manager
  • American Steel Buildings, LLC
  • 1998 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2012
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • N/A

Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Neighborhood Champions
  • General Counsel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Conflict Resolution Initiative
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Federalist Society
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Mediators Beyond Borders
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Orlando
  • Director
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legacy of Hope International
  • Consultant
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Mission Air
  • Volunteer
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Europantenariat, Sicily
  • Participant
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Journeyman Commercial & Residential Painting
  • Apprenticeship
  • 1995 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award: Law & Entrepreneurship
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2011
  • Book Award: Legal Accounting
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2011
  • Book Award: Business Law in Emerging Economies
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2011
  • Rising Star Award
  • HomeBanc Mortgage
  • 2006
  • Highest Unit Volume
  • HomeBanc Mortgage
  • 2006
  • Top Producer
  • American Steel Buildings, A & S Building Systems, Inc.
  • 2002
  • Mortgage Broker License
  • State of Florida
  • N/A
  • Title Agent License
  • State of Florida
  • N/A
  • Life, Health, Variable Annuities License (2-15)
  • State of Florida
  • N/A
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Rollins College
  • N/A
  • Inductee / Member
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Kelley has many years of experience in the construction industry. He is an attorney with one preeminent construction law teams in Central Florida. He was always a pleasure to work with. He has a strong moral compass and solid connections within the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael might have only recently begun his legal career, but his rich experience from working as a banker for years before attending law school provides him with all the tools necessary for success in the legal profession. Michael has a very strong professional network, and he does great legal work. I strongly recommend Mr. Kelley in both Real Estate and Business law."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael epitomizes professionalism and class in every case he handles. His wealth of experience in business and real estate serves him very well in his legal work. I endorse Michael's work with absolutely no reservations."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael has a diverse background in business and real estate matters, and it shows in his high quality of work. He constantly impresses me with his attention to detail and his dedication to his clients. I fully endorse Mr. Kelley's legal services."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a highly knowledgeable attorney and is incredibly dedicated to his clients. His vast background in the areas of Real Estate and Business transactions provide him with both a unique perspective of the law, and a finely tuned professional attitude. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has a vast palate of knowledge in Real Estate and Business transactions due to his work experience prior to becoming an attorney. I would highly recommend him for his legal services in Real Estate and Business Law."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael's rich work experience he earned before entering the field of law provides him with a unique approach to resolving legal matters in Real Estate and Business transaction law. He is a reliable attorney and highly dedicated to every client he represents."
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Orlando Construction and development Lawyer Michael Christen Kelley
Michael Christen Kelley
Construction and development Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 11 years