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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 20 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.


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, 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 financial institutions a developer in negotiating, structuring and documenting acquisition and construction loans, and the representation of the seller in an $80,000,000.00 beachfront hotel transaction.


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 formation; employment and independent contractor agreements; non-disclosure and non-competition agreements; shareholder and operating agreements; management agreements; confidentiality agreements; limited liability company transactions; and the resolution of shareholder disputes.


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.


Kleiman also has a strong record of community involvement. He served three terms as a City Commissioner in Cooper City, and was appointed in August 2009 as a Special Magistrate for Cooper City. Upon his appointment, he left his position as a member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Board, after ten years of service, five before becoming a City Commissioner and the last five after hitting his City Commission term limit. In addition, he has served the logistics chair for the Relay for Life; served as the Chair of the E.A.S.E. Foundation—a community based assistance charity; was a member of the Davie/Cooper City Rotary Club; active in the Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce serving as the chair of both the Education and the Governmental Affairs committees; served on the Board of Directors and as Second Vice-President of the Broward League of Cities; and served on the Broward County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 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 is the communications director for Nova Titan Baseball and is active in the Nova Titan Booster Club.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    29 years
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    29 years
  5. Business: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($350-375/hour), contingent (35-50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Avi Samuel Tryson

    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.


    Avi Tryson Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jordan Alexander Shaw

    Scott has helped me in more ways than I can count. An excellent lawyer and a trustworthy friend. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jordan Shaw Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Kalis Kleiman & Wolfe

7320 Griffin Road
Suite 109
Davie, FL, 33314-4105


FLMember in Good Standing198706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special MagistrateCity of Cooper City2009 - Present
Vice President1st Trust Title1996 - Present
Managing PartnerKalis Kleiman & Wolfe1995 - Present
Head Coach / PresidentBroward Blaze Baseball2001 - 2004
City CommissionerCity of Cooper City1995 - 2004
AttorneyBarnett & Kenney1992 - 1994
AttorneyStearns Weaver Miller1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc./Old Republic Natonal Title Insurance CompanyTitle AgentN/A
1st Title Trust Title, Inc.Vice PresidentN/A
The Florida Bar AssociationThe Florida BarN/A
South Broward Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Poinciana at Rock Creek Homeowners AssociationPresidentN/A
The Prestige ClubMember & DirectorN/A
The Broward Area Real Estate CouncilMemberN/A
Foreclosure Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
City of Cooper City, FloridaSpecial MagistrateN/A
Ticor Title InsuranceTitle AgentN/A
Cooper City Planning & Zoning BoardChair2006 - 2007
E.A.S.E. FoundationChairman2006 - 2006
E.A.S.E. FoundationVice Chair2005 - 2005
Cooper City Planning & Zoning BoardMember2004 - 2009
Davie/Cooper City Chamber of CommerceMember & Education Committee Chair2003 - 2008
E.A.S.E. FoundationBoard Member2002 - 2008
Cooper City, FloridaCity Commissioner1995 - 2004
Cooper City Planning & Zoning BoardMember1990 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Foreclosed on a regional shopping centerSuccessfully Represented
Fort Lauderdale beachfront hotel property saleSuccessfully Represented
•Deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure.Successfully Represented
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Emory UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Credit Report - WWNN 1470 AMFlorida ForeclosuresN/A
Speakers ForumForeclosure LawN/A
Nova Southeastern UniversityForeclosure DefenseN/A