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Mrs. Michele Diglio-Benkiran is a Partner at NeJame Law, P.A. She heads the Real Estate Division and practices Real Estate and Business Law. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran has been practicing law for over fifteen years with a special emphasis on Real Estate and Business Law.


Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran earned her Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999 where she was the Business Manager of Journal of Medicine and Law, Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, a scholarship recipient, and published in Who’s Who: American Law Students 1998. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran graduated from law school and immediately began working at the Office of the State Attorney – 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida where gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases.


Michele Diglio-Benkiran grew up in an entrepreneurial family where she learned business fundamentals at a very early age. Over the years Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran owned several thriving businesses including a multi-million dollar manufacturing business, a shelving distribution company and a full-service hair salon. As such, Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands the fundamentals of successful business practices. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran incorporates this “hands-on” business knowledge and experience when counseling her business clients. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands, implements and counsels on the principals of “deal making” and not “deal breaking.”


Michele Diglio-Benkiran has represented businesses in several aspects of business law including but not limited to collections, corporate formation, joint ventures, contract drafting, arbitration, mediation, litigation, copyrights, trademarks, employer related matters, corporate compliance, business insurance audits, and workers compensation claims.


Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran Real Estate practice includes matters such as



  • Litigation (Foreclosure, Quiet Title, Contract Disputes, and HOA/COA Disputes), Homeowner and Condominium Association Law, Commercial Real Estate Development,

  • Residential Real Estate Development, Title Insurance, Closings, Contract Drafting, Landlord Representation, Mortgage Modification and 1031 Exchange.


Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran Business Law practice includes matters such as Arbitration, Mediation, Business Sales/Purchases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Closings, Corporate Formation, Contract Drafting, Partnership Break-Ups, Non-Compete Agreements, Lender Representation, Loan Document Drafting & Preparation, Litigation Corporate Formation, Corporate Compliance, Trademarks, Collections and Commercial Litigation.


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 35%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth J. Aires

    Michelle has a wealth of experience representing clients in real estate and complex civil legal matters. Her reputation as an aggressive business woman who achieves consistent successful results is well known in the community. I highly endorse Michele Diglio-Benkiran.

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    Elizabeth Aires Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jaya Balani

    Michele is so knowledgeable and helpful. She is who you want when it comes to civil and real estate

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    Jaya Balani Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

NeJame Law

189 South Orange Av, Suite 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Featured as Top Business Law AttorneyAVVO2016
Feattured as Top Real Estate AttorneyAVVO2016
Invited to Join NeJame Law as a PartnerNeJame Law2013
Best Business Transactional Attorney AwardCorporate Investment International, Inc.2008
Best Business Transactional Attorney AwardCorporate Investment International, Inc.2007
Best Business Transactional Attorney AwardCorporate Investment International, Inc.2006
Best Business Transactional Attorney AwardCorporate Investment International, Inc.2005
Best Business Transactional Attorney AwardCorporate Investment International, Inc.2004
DUI Trial AdvocacyFlorida Prosecuting Attorneys Association1999
Cum LaudeMichigan State University1999
Outstanding Achievement in the Study of LawWho's Who Among American Law Students1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/AttorneyNeJame Law2013 - Present
AttorneyBenkiran Law Firm, P.A.2001 - 2013
Assistant State ProsecutorOffice of State Attorney 15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County1999 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Litigation SectionMember2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationProvisional Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Florida Bar Association Business SectionMember1999 - Present
Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison Committee for the Real Property Section of the Florida BarMemberN/A
Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys CouncilMemberN/A
for The Fund (Attorneys Title Fund Services, LLC)MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Loss MitigationShort sale was completed, bank waived their deficiency and paid the homeowner $10,000 to move from the property.
Loss MitigationThe homeowner lived in their home for approximately 6 years without making any mortgage payments and the bank paid the homeowner $10,000 at the completion of the short sale.
Business SaleAfter several hours of tenuous negotiations the business owner was able to sell his business for over $1M in an all cash payout within the time period provided.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1999
Florida International UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Aspects of the Real Estate MarketLegislative Updates & TRID2016
2016 Real Estate MarketShort Sales, HOA & Bankruptcies in Real Estate2016
The New Real Estate MarketQ&A Session on various real estate topics2014
Short Sales, Loan Mods & Bankruptcies in 2014Short Sales, Loan Mods & Bankruptcies2014
HOA & Short Sales & Bankruptcies in Real EstateHOA & Short Sales & Bankruptcies2014
Channel 13 NewsNew Florida law gives HOAs more latitude with repair needs2014
Short SalesShort Sales, Short Sales and More Short Sales2012
Home Counseling SummitHome Counseling Summit2012
International Business Broker AssociationLegality of Business Transactions2003