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Russell S. Jacobs is the principal of Russell S. Jacobs, P.A. a five lawyer firm dedicated to individualized service for legal representation in Commercial and Residential transactions with disciplines in various asset classes.  Russ represents a range of clients from a publicly traded real estate developer in the Fortune 500 to individuals purchasing multi-family buildings, office space and gasoline stations.  He is routinely invited to lecture to various real estate trade groups, to condominium association board members on best practices and serves on a legislative committee making recommendations to the Florida legislature for changes to condominium laws.  In the community, Russ has taken an active role in the Dade County Bar Association, chairing the Professionalism Committee.  Prior to entering the field of real estate, Russ was the executive director and directing attorney for Steps Toward Success, a project he created to provide free legal counsel to indigent clients who are starting small businesses funded by Greenberg Traurig, Publix, American Express and the James L. Knight Foundation.  He continues to volunteer his time teaching the legal structure of businesses to fledgling business owners.  Russ graduated magna cum laude fromWashingtonUniversityin St. Louis and was a Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation Scholar at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. before returning to Miami where he now raises his three children with his wife, a neighborhood pediatrician.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 100%
    19 years, 3.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    In addition to being one of the kindest, most genuine, and compassionate individuals I have ever known, Russell is the preeminent real estate attorney in South Florida. Period. I would happily refer my own family to Russell for their real estate needs. I endorse him without hesitation.


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Contact info

Russell S. Jacobs, P.A.

20700 West Dixie Highway
Aventura, FL, 33180


FLMember in Good Standing199706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation ScholarGeorge Washington University Law School1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dade County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Professionalism Committee2011 - Present
Real Property Probate Trust Litigation Section of the Florida BarCondominium Association Subcommittee2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Washington University in St. LouisHistory/Psychology/Political ScienceOther - Bachelors1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What You Don't Know Will Hurt You: The Five Things You Need to Know about Foreign BuyersKey issues when working with Foreign Buyers or Foreign Sellers2012
Mining for Gold in the Court Records: How to Find Your Next Deal While In Your PajamasUnderstanding foreclosure auctions and litigation searches in real estate2012
Bulletproof Your Next Deal: Five litigation prevention strategies your client does not want you to knowLimiting Real Estate Litigation2012