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Nicole Marie Villarroel

Real estate Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.


Nicole is a partner with Olive Judd, P.A.'s Real Estate Practice Group.  Nicole focuses her practice on commercial and residential real estate transactions. She represents her clients in all phases of real estate sales and acquisition transactions, including:

– Negotiation and preparation of offers for purchase and sale;
– Organization of entities to take title to property;
– Examination of title and preparation of owner and lender title insurance policies;
– Preparation of title objection notices and curing title defects;
– Guiding buyers through the financing process and coordinating with lenders to close loan transactions;
– Review and explanation of condominium documents;
– Negotiation and preparation of leases; and
– Resolution of issues that may arise during the pendency of the transaction;

Nicole also handles complex commercial transactions and has specific experience in the coordination of effectuating a tax-deferred exchange pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Nicole facilitates 1031 exchange transactions by interfacing with a qualified intermediary and ensuring that the stringent 1031 deadlines are met.


Client's Choice 2020,2018,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2018 2015


Olive Judd, P.A.


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  24 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Elizabeth | December 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and easy to work with
Ms Villarroel did a superb job handing the sale of my Ft Lauderdale condominium. She handled all the details seamlessly. I thoroughly recommend her, without reservation.
Posted by Sanjay | September 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attention to detail
Nicole and her team were outstanding in providing legal services first for purchase and closing of my Florida home. They also provided services related to closing of a subsequent mortgage refinancing. They were professional, courteous and always responsive and creative. We will use them again for trust transfer of deed and also future homestead application in 2022.
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Posted by Rudy | March 12, 2021
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President Speech Tech
Trust doesn’t come easy, but I totally trust Nicole’s insight and opinions. Over the years, she has been very helpful in numerous $MM RE transactions we have conducted. Lawyers can sometimes seem intimidating, however that was never the case with Nicole... She takes the time to go through every detail and doesn’t try to speak over you. She is a great communicator! Although she can get extremely busy, she always takes time to respond even if it is to let you know that she needs more time, which is awesome especially in this day and age when it is easier to just ignore someone. Nicole makes sure you fully understand the legal terminology and implications. She is the only attorney I will work with in Florida.
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Posted by Chad | October 6, 2020
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Rockstar. 3rd closing with Nicole and her team! Amazing experience and professionalism.
This is the 3rd closing we've completed with Nicole and her team. She is everything you could ask for; professional, extremely knowledgably, confident, quick to respond, and always thinking ahead with the best interests of her clients front of mind. I would highly recommend Nicole for all real estate needs large and small.
Posted by Christina | October 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole is who you want protecting your investment!
Alongside being a true professional, Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had quite a few hiccups with our buyer along the way, and Nicole was always very quick to respond and review our options with us. She was available at all hours of the day, and was diligent in her work. We felt completely safe and secure with our contracts and ultimately, the process was a positive one because of her and the rest of her team. I wouldn't buy another home without her!
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Posted by Megan | August 4, 2020
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Top Notch Service
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Nicole. She was on top of every deadline and went above and beyond, staying late to receive our closing package and accommodating our schedule for signing. Thank you Nicole!
Posted by Pete | April 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Law made easy
I was referred to Nicole by a commercial real estate broker. The best referral I have ever been given. Nicole was professional, easy to speak with, easy to reach and very detailed. I ended up closing on three different properties. One in Florida and two in Texas. All three went seamless with Nicole. Billing was fair and detailed. I have dealt with many lawyers before by far Nicole is my go too. I am very pleased client.
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Posted by Natalie | March 27, 2020
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Highly recommend Nicole
Nicole is extremely thorough and professional. She is amazing at what she does and made the whole process very simple. We used her for our closing while we purchased our first home. As first time home buyers, she broke everything down for us in terms that were very understandable. Highly recommend her!!
Posted by Keith | October 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Purchase
Nicole and her staff handled all our attorney and title work for purchasing a foreclosed property with a conventional mortgage. The process required a lot of attention due to the condition of the property and the lack of assistance from the seller. Nicole and her team were very responsive, provided constant updates and remained involved through all aspects of the closing. I would recommend them for any real estate needs you may have.
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Posted by Jessica | October 15, 2019
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Buyer / Seller
I have worked with Nicole on 3 Residential Purchases in the last 12 months. She is he most knowledgeable Real Estate Attorney I have ever worked with. Nicole makes it stress free and hassle free and go way above and beyond to ensure I feel comfortable making these big life decisions. I recommend Nicole to EVERYONE.
Posted by Nicole F | September 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole Villarroel and her staff handled my refinance of my home, they did an amazing job. She was hands on through my entire transaction, corresponded with me constantly and explained the entire process from start to finish. It was the smoothest and easiest transaction i have ever been a part of. i would highly recommend that you let Nicole handle any of your needs.
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Posted by Mike | May 23, 2019
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Out of State Home Seller
When selling our home in Ft. Lauderdale we ran into a problem with multiple open building permits from a remodel our parents had done 15 years prior. The City of Ft. Lauderdale's building department is not user friendly - especially to someone not familiar with their requirements. What a mess! Luckily I was directed to Nicole Villarroel and her firm for assistance. Nicole immediately put me at ease saying “Mr. C, don’t worry about it, this is what I do.” Nicole took action that day and engage the resources necessary to cure the problem. Her communication is excellent. She kept me updated on a daily basis. Our home closed with both the buyer and seller happy. When I have real estate transactions in South Florida, Nicole will be my go to person.
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Posted by Brian | September 24, 2018
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Nicole walked me through the 1031 Exchange every step of the way. She handled the relinquished property and the replacement property transactions. We had to change course half way through the replacement property phase and switch to a back-up property and she handled that perfectly. I'm very satisfied with her abilities.
Posted by Ken | September 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole Villarroel did an excellent job
We were pleased to have Nicole represent us in a multi-million dollar transaction in July. The transaction itself was fairly routine, but required several re-negotiations that she expertly guided us through. I would highly recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Anthony | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
One Of The Best
Nicole has assisted me in a very difficult time of need. Her counsel, proactive prowess, and honesty to me have proven to be amongst the best f any attorney I have retained or run across. She exhibits control, prestige, and encouragement to me personally during a very bad time. Nicole professionally has become one of my "go-to" attorneys for results. Results is what Nicole can deliver. -- TR
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
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Excellent Real Estate Lawyer
Nicole Marie Villarroel is my go to attorney for all of my real estate closings in Broward County, Florida. She has represented me since 2016 and professionally did closings on private homes and a condo. I would strongly recommend her as real estate attorney.
Posted by Pauline | May 1, 2018
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Real Estate Attorney
We used Nicole for both buying and selling our home. She is very professional, timely and very thorough. I would highly recommend Nicole for all your real estate needs.
Posted by Clifford | June 1, 2015
Nicole Villarroel Recommendation
I have a small business with a small legal budget. Time and time again I have been able to work with Nicole and she remains very conscientious about my budget restrictions. She is very willing to work with me. I have come up with some challenges for Nicole and she NEVER ceases to overcome these challenges! I am very pleased with Nicole and i highly recommend her!
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Posted by julie | March 30, 2015
Nicole Provides Extraordinary Service
It is my pleasure to recommend Nicole's professional services. I have worked with Benjamin Olive and Associates for over ten years and Nicole is one of the firm's finest attorneys. As a real estate broker in Fort Lauderdale I refer many of my customers to Nicole. I am totally confident in the fact that their closing will be handled with the utmost care and highest level of attention. Nicole is always available to answer concerns and extremely calm even in the most difficult and commanding situations. Nicole has a keen appreciation for details and is very thorough. Nicole also brings a very caring dimension to her legal profession that is unusual and very much appreciated by all who work with her. Nicole's delightful personality and legal skills ensure that she is the ultimate professional at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicole to any buyer or seller of real estate - satisfaction is guaranteed!
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Posted by Mike | March 30, 2015
Corporate structuring, corporate acquisition, employment
Ms. Villarroel is a highly competent, attentive, and responsive attorney. Due to her unique work experience, Ms. Villarroel has the ability to manage your legal issues, while keeping you informed of your options at every stage of the process. I was fortunate to have Ms. Villarroel handle my highly complex corporate acquisition and subsequent employment agreement issues. The transaction occurred across state lines and required an ability to draft and navigate a multitude of different legal documents. From beginning to end, Ms. Villarroel helped me understand what I was signing and why I was signing it. Ms. Villarroel takes her job very seriously to ensure nothing is overlooked. I would highly recommend retaining Ms. Villarroel for your corporate legal needs.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Olive Judd, P.A.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Olive Judd, P.A.
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Paralegal
  • Olive & Associates, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2012


  • Florida International University, College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007


  • Broward Attorney Real Estate Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women United - United Way of Broward County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Residential Real Estate Industry Liason Committee - RPPTL Section of the Florida Bar
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
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  • Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • PACE Financing Traps for the Unwary
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 Real Estate Law Symposium
  • 2023
  • Broward Attorneys' Real Estate Council Law Symposium Program
  • Landlord Tenant and Service Animals
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Nicole
Real estate Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Nicole for 2 years. She is diligent, hard working and dedicated. She is an excellent attorney and great advocate for her clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in her field and has an outstanding reputation."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nicole is among the most exacting, knowledgeable real estate attorneys I know. I would refer a client to Nicole's practice without hesitation."
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Fort Lauderdale Real estate Lawyer Nicole Marie Villarroel
Nicole Marie Villarroel
Real estate Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 10 years