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Michael H. Merino

About me

Michael H. Merino, the Firm’s principal, is a Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law. Mr. Merino received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1992, Mr. Merino attended Mercer University School of Law near Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree in Law. Mr. Merino also studied International Law and International Finance and Transactions in Madrid, Spain through the international law program sponsored by the College of William and Mary.

Mr. Merino is one of the approximately 400 lawyers in the State of Florida who is recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in the area of real estate law. Mr. Merino has been practicing law in Florida since 1995. He is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and is a member of the Florida Bar Real Property, Trust and Probate Section. He is a member of the United States District Court for the Southern District.. He is fluent in Spanish. He is a member of various associations such as the American Bar Association, American Land Title Association, Title Insurance through Lawyers and is a title insurance agent for Old Republic National Title, Fidelity National Title Group, Chicago Title and Commonwealth Title. He is also a member of the Florida Attorneys Saving Homes Program (FLASH) which assists distressed property owners who cannot afford to hire an attorney.

Mr. Merino is a frequent lecturer who has spoken to diverse groups on various topics ranging from foreclosure litigation and loan restructuring to asset protection, entity structuring and tax and estate planing for non-resident aliens.  He is also lectured extensilvely on investor topics, commercial real estate topics, Florida land trusts, FACTA, Common Reporting Standard, international estate and tax planning, offshore entities and trusts and many other real estate and consumer law related topics.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Business: 10%
  3. International Law: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Tom John Manos

    I had the pleasure of working with Mike on a complex real estate matter. He is highly skilled and pleasant to deal with. He was well prepared, diligent and extremely effective in his work. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who needs an excellent real estate lawyer.


    Tom Manos Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Michael H. Merino, P.A.

6741 Orange Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33314-3240

Law Offices of Michael H. Merino, P.A.

4400 PGA Blvd
Suite 300
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410



FLMember in Good Standing199506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Real EstateFlorida Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ownerMichael H Merino, PA1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarBoard Certified as an Expert in Real Estate Law2010 - Present
Federal Court for the Southern District of FloridaN/A2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Florida Atlantic UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Global Business SeminarBusiness Entities, Taxation, Estate Planning & Privacy Issues for Non-Resident Aliens2015
Traps & Pitfalls to Avoid for the FL Landlord: An overview of Fl law & Property ManagementLandlord Tenant Law2014
Survival Guide for the FL Real Estate ProfessionalInvestor\Realtor Seminar2014
Commercial Lease TransactionsCommercial Lease Transactions2014
Choosing the Right Business Entity for your Real Estate TransactionBusiness Entities2014
Assisting the Foreign National with the Sale, Purchase & Management of US Real EstateForeign National Real Estate Issues2014
Advanced Contracts: Options, Assignments, Flips & 1031 ExchangesAdavnced Contract Issues2014
Foreclosure & Loss Mitigation 101Foreclosure Overview2013