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
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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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1995||06/20/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Real Estate||Florida Bar||2010|
|owner||Michael H Merino, PA||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Board Certified as an Expert in Real Estate Law||2010 - Present|
|Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Florida Atlantic University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Global Business Seminar||Business Entities, Taxation, Estate Planning & Privacy Issues for Non-Resident Aliens||2015|
|Traps & Pitfalls to Avoid for the FL Landlord: An overview of Fl law & Property Management||Landlord Tenant Law||2014|
|Survival Guide for the FL Real Estate Professional||Investor\Realtor Seminar||2014|
|Commercial Lease Transactions||Commercial Lease Transactions||2014|
|Choosing the Right Business Entity for your Real Estate Transaction||Business Entities||2014|
|Assisting the Foreign National with the Sale, Purchase & Management of US Real Estate||Foreign National Real Estate Issues||2014|
|Advanced Contracts: Options, Assignments, Flips & 1031 Exchanges||Adavnced Contract Issues||2014|
|Foreclosure & Loss Mitigation 101||Foreclosure Overview||2013|