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Milton Scott Kleiman

Real estate Attorney at Davie, FL

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also known as M. Scott Kleiman

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Milton

Learn Milton’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    It is safe to say that no business operates flawlessly. Disputes arise, transactions go wrong and ethical issues often arise. Commercial litigation encompasses all business conflicts. This is more specific than Business/Corporate Law, which also includes the drafting of contracts and agreements and other transactional issues. We handle Debot/Creditor Disputes, Fruad, Business Torts, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Merger & Acquisitions, partnership disputes, Securities litigation, etc.

    37 years

  2. Real estate
    We regularly represent owners, developers, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, and other real estate professionals in every phase of their work, including acquisitions, financing, leasing, permitting, land use and zoning, development, creation and operation of property owners associations, and tax planning. We extensive experience in real estate finance and represents financial institutions and borrowers throughout South Florida.

    37 years

  3. Business
    KALIS & KLEIMAN will help you manage business related issues pertaining to taxes, finance, business formations, acquisitions, mergers, employment/labor laws, contract negotiations, and litigation. We routinely counsel our clients in the structure, operation and dissolution of their businesses. The firm drafts the necessary documents, and advises its business clients on corporate governance, issuance of stock, shareholder, partnership agreements, the sale of closely held concerns, etc.

    37 years

  4. Commercial real estate
    We have extensive experience representing Fortune 500 Companies, multinational corporations, professionals, entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses. Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, such as Arbitration and Mediation, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Torts, Buy/Sell Agreements, Contract and Anti-Trust Litigation, Dealer Termination, Debtor/Creditor Disputes, Dissolution of Business, Employment Disputes, Fraud, Indemnification and Breach of Contract, Libel, Slander, etc.

    37 years

  5. Probate
    KALIS & KLEIMAN represent clients with Estate, Will, Trust, and Probate issues, particularly those involved in: Estate Litigation, Will Contests, Probate Litigation, unwarranted influence, guardianship disputes or lack of mental capacity lawsuits. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to represent individuals, heirs, beneficiaries, and family members adversely affected by an honest mistake, by a misunderstanding, or by outright fraud and dishonest behavior.

M. Scott Kleiman is an experienced and dedicated trial and transactional attorney who has practiced law in Dade, Broward and throughout Florida for more than 30 years. He represents clients in the areas of real estate and corporate transactional matters, after devoting many years of his practice to commercial litigation. He continues to litigate select matters for his clients, primarily in commercial and real estate based actions—including lender-creditor matters, foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes, and partnership and shareholder disputes, consumer and collection matters.


Mr. Kleiman’s real estate transactional representation and experience includes: the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real property; real estate secured lending, including construction, term, acquisition and refinancing of secured loans; commercial and residential leasing; representation of institutional lenders and developers; the sale, acquisition and financing of hotel properties; workouts and restructuring of problem real estate loans; condominium formation and conversions; and, land-use and zoning representation before governmental entities.


Additionally, Mr. Kleiman provides his clients with counseling in negotiating and documenting of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Among his significant accomplishments included the representation of the seller in an $80,000, beachfront hotel transaction.


Mr. Kleiman’s practice also encompasses corporate matters. He provides his clients with representation in matters including stock and asset based acquisitions and sales; corporate and limited liability company foMr. Kleiman also has a strong record of community involvement. He has served as the Special Magistrate for Cooper City since 2011. He served three terms as a City Commissioner in Cooper City, and served nearly ten years as a member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Board, five before becoming a City Commissioner and the last five after hitting his City Commission term limit.

Mr. Kleiman is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbell the rating indicates an attorney has reached “the height of professional excellence” and “is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” He strives for successful dispute resolution through creative counseling and negotiation to achieve a settlement tailored to his client’s goals and needs-prior to trial or by trial before a judge, jury, or arbitration board. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Evelyn and Otto Stieber Leadership Award. 


Mr. Kleiman also has a strong record of community involvement. He has served as the Special Magistrate for Cooper City since 2011. He served three terms as a City Commissioner in Cooper City, and served nearly ten years as a member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Board, five before becoming a City Commissioner and the last five after hitting his City Commission term limit. Scott and the firm currently represent the legal interests of the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Kleiman is on the Executive Board of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, having served as the Vice-Chair for Sports and Wellness for the JCC from 2016-2018, and becoming the Vice-Chair of the JCC's Building Committee in 2018, and serving on the 5K Super Hero Classic in 2018. In addition, he serves on the Executive Committee for the Nova Southeastern University Ambassador’s Board, as well as serving on the Nova Southeastern University Athletics Advisory Council Executive Committee. Mr. Kleiman is active in the Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as the chair of both the Education and the Governmental Affairs committees. His past service includes serving as the logistics chair for the Davie-Cooper City Relay for Life;. Active with children, he also founded the Broward Blaze Travel Sport Club, Inc., where he served as the head coach of the national champion Broward Blaze travel baseball team for twelve seasons. He was the communications director for Nova High School Titan Baseball and is active in the Nova Titan Booster Club.


Mr. Kleiman is an avid runner, participating in half-marathons across the country, with a goal to run one half-marathon in every state. He also has a love for baseball and is a Miami Marlins fan. His and his first and only wife, Shari, have is three children and two adorable adopted rescue dogs.

Photos and videos

Congratulations KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE!!

The Firm was Voted Best Law Firm.

Our City's Best 2019 - Davie, Cooper City and S.W. Ranches.

As voted by the Readers of our City Davie and The Davie Cooper City Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney Scott Kleiman, Chair of the National Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day Broward Walk, accepts a Proclamation from the Broward County Commission declaring Sunday as Moving Day Broward in Broward County.


Kalis Kleiman & Wolfe
7320 Griffin Road
Suite 109
Davie, FL, 33314-4105

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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Special Magistrate
  • City of Cooper City
  • 2009 - Present
  • Vice President
  • 1st Trust Title
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Kalis Kleiman & Wolfe
  • 1995 - Present
  • Head Coach / President
  • Broward Blaze Baseball
  • 2001 - 2004
  • City Commissioner
  • City of Cooper City
  • 1995 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Barnett & Kenney
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Stearns Weaver Miller
  • 1986 - 1992
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Emory University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Foreclosed on a regional shopping center
  • Successfully Represented
  • Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotel property sale
  • Successfully Represented
  • •Deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure.
  • Successfully Represented
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  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • 5K Super Hero Classic
  • 2018 - Present
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • Executive Board Vice-Chair for Building Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • Vice-Chair for Sports and Wellness
  • 2016 - Present
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • Executive Board
  • 2016 - Present
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ticor Title Insurance
  • Title Agent
  • N/A
  • 1st Title Trust Title, Inc.
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • N/A
  • South Broward Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Poinciana at Rock Creek Homeowners Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • The Prestige Club
  • Member & Director
  • N/A
  • The Broward Area Real Estate Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Foreclosure Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • City of Cooper City, Florida
  • Special Magistrate
  • N/A
  • Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc./Old Republic Natonal Title Insurance Company
  • Title Agent
  • N/A
  • National Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Chair - Moving Day Broward
  • 2017 - 2017
  • E.A.S.E. Foundation
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Cooper City Planning & Zoning Board
  • Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • E.A.S.E. Foundation
  • Vice Chair
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Cooper City Planning & Zoning Board
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce
  • Member & Education Committee Chair
  • 2003 - 2008
  • E.A.S.E. Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Cooper City, Florida
  • City Commissioner
  • 1995 - 2004
  • Cooper City Planning & Zoning Board
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Evelyn and Otto Stieber Leadership Award
  • David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Milton
Real estate Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently closed a complicated real estate refinance transaction where Scott represented the lender. His extensive knowledge of the law, professionalism, timeliness, and efficiency exemplify some of the best qualities for an attorney to possess, and allowed us to work seamlessly together toward the common goal of closing the loan while at the same time protecting our client's respective interests."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Scott has helped me in more ways than I can count. An excellent lawyer and a trustworthy friend. I endorse this lawyer."