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Michael D. Finn

Real estate Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.9   165 reviews

Licensed for 52 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    Timeshare, Vacation Ownership, Fractional & Other Condo/HOA Real Estate issues.

    53 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    30%
    Contract Negotiation, Cancellation and/or Rescission.

    44 years

  3. Class action
    20%
    Consumer Protection, Debt Collection and other.

WE WORK TO NEGOTIATE TIMESHARE CONTRACT TERMINATIONS ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS.

Hi, I'm Mike Finn. My law firm is dedicated to protecting your legal Timeshare or Vacation Ownership rights. For over 50 years, I have had the pleasure of building great relationships with my clients. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you personally, if you should need timeshare legal services. My firm has helped a number of clients over the last decade take care of cancelling their timeshare interests. 

As the founding member of Finn Law Group, I focus my practice with balance between negotiation with intent for settlement and litigation when necessary. Our one and only goal is to protect consumers who encounter issues related to purchase of timeshare related properties in the U.S.

Please email me or call: Toll Free (855) FINN LAW or for a free consultation directly with me.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 52 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/23/2022
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1970
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  165 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional; Honorable; Extraordinary
Every member of the extensive Finn Law Group team seemed to be involved in ensuring our case resolved successfully. Communication and professionalism were evident at every juncture, and the founder himself, Mr. Finn, oversaw everything and was personally involved and personally very responsive. The result was steady and ultimately complete success. Finn Law Group is the ONLY entity in the entire Time Share industry that has proved itself honorable and adept, in my eyes......& I've interacted with so very many. Finn Law is a class act. They executed on what they said they knew how to do. They know their stuff. I never received a single request for more payments, or more fees...nothing. Everything was above board, as promised at the outset. While I regret ever having tried other expensive, go-nowhere, dishonest, money-wasting so-called solutions in the past, run by con artists as bad as the resorts themselves, once I found Finn Law I was on the direct path to a solution, and legal and financial safety. Very pleased. It took some time for the resort admit that they were beaten--to get used to the idea and finally cave in. But that was just because they're so slow to learn. They were beaten from the instant I called Finn Law Group. The resort should have just thrown in the towel the moment I pulled these experts in. Mr. Michael Finn is an intelligent, personable and responsive man. And he has built a team each of whom demonstrates the same fine qualities. Again, we couldn't be more pleased. We hope to keep Mr. Michael Finn as a personal friend as our lives go on.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
We bought a timeshare at a Mexican resort and needed to cancel our contract for multiple reasons. After speaking with the resort, they agreed to cancel our contract; however, rather than finalizing the deal, they sent us straight to collections and stopped responding to us. We hired Finn Law to help us get out of the contract and remove the collection account. Mr. Finn and Mr. Osborne were extremely professional, helpful, and courteous along the way. They were able to successfully negotiate an end to our contract (and get proof in writing), and the collection account disappeared. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome!
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Posted by John | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare canceled and credit report fixed
We are extremely pleased with their counsel in getting our timeshare canceled. They explained the process and charged a very reasonable fee. Importantly, the timeshare company mistakenly placed a foreclosure on our credit report. Finn Law works with Swift Law to assist in such cases and Swift was able to assist us with successful lawsuits and settlement agreements against both the credit reporting agency as well as the timeshare company.
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Response from Michael Finn November 18, 2022
Thank you for choosing Finn Law Group, John. We're glad to hear that we were able to successfully help you cancel your timeshare and clear up the erroneous foreclosure on your credit report. We appreciate the positive review and recommendation. If you ever need legal assistance again, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to help. Michael D. Finn Timeshare Attorney
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Posted by Tayla | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great firm! Awesome Team
I reached out to this law firm after finding them on google because I was at wits end with trying to get out of my Westgate timeshare. I felt completely trapped, was fed false information etc. Well I am beyond grateful for Finn Law Group. They were organized, knowledgeable, fairly priced, and always kept me in the loop of what was going on. They were able to resolve my matter, canceling my timeshare contract in just 8mths. They saved me from this continued nightmare and I can finally put this all behind me! Thanks Finn Law Group!
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Response from Michael Finn November 18, 2022
Thank you for choosing Finn Law Group. We are so happy to hear that we were able to help resolve your situation. The entire team works hard to provide the best possible service and we are glad that we could be of assistance. Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will keep us in mind for any future legal needs. Michael D. Finn Timeshare Attorney
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Posted by Gloria | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I did a lot of research before I hired him to help me get rid of my worthless timeshare. I didn't want it to pass on to my child at my death. He did a remarkable job and we are now free. What I paid was less than those horrible yearly maintenance charges. Highly recommend.
Response from Michael Finn June 1, 2022
We are very pleased that you are happy with the outcome of our services. Thank you for choosing Finn Law Group.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Former Time Share owner
The Finn Law Group was outstanding. They were easy to work with. They understood the matters that required attention. They kept me informed and always responded in a timely fashion when I reached out to them. I'd highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No More Timeshare Ownerships for me.
I hired the Finn Law Group to get me out of 2 timeshare contracts that were years old, never available for the time we wanted with fees increasing each year. The firm is straight forward, knows how to get the job done. Getting this done on your own I think is near impossible to accomplish. One took about 6 months and the other about 14 months. Highly would recommend if that's the result you want.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Shawna and the Finn Law Group team did an outstanding job handling my case with Welk Resorts. After providing them with all the documentation they needed, the process was mostly hands-off for me. Shawna kept me updated throughout the process and addressed all of my questions/concerns. My timeshare contract was terminated faster than I expected (less than a year!), and I am very happy that I chose the Finn Law Group to represent me. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders!
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Posted by Scott | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
We were taken advantage of in the worst way by Capital Vacations. I am not a naïve person or a gullible person. I asked the right questions and did my due diligence before making my decision to convert my traditional timeshare into points through Capital. No matter how much research you do you can't prepare for outright lies. You don't find out about the lies until 30 days after you sign up for the timeshare and then it's too late. I spent weeks researching who to call to help us get out of the contract and at every turn Finn Law Group had the best reviews and best results. I am so blessed to have found them and make the call. From the first call with the case coordinator throughout the process with our paralegal, Shawna, they never waivered in their pursuit of a positive outcome for my wife and I. Finn Law Group wasn't the cheapest place we could have gone but they were, by far, the most confident in their ability to achieve a positive outcome for us. Shawna contacted us whenever their was news to share and finally contacted us with the great news... We were Free!! I am so grateful for their efforts, our credit rating never dropped even one point and we never paid them another dime. I wished it never happened because I still lost $20,000 from the fiasco but I have the piece of mind that I will never have to pay them again. It was a long process, almost 2 years, but in the end I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Shawna, thank you for your efforts and the efforts of the entire Finn Law Group team. God bless you all. Scott - North Carolina
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Posted by Donna | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Resolution Faster Than Expected
I hired the Finn Law Group in June of 2021 to help with a vacation club contract that I no longer could handle in Mexico. Joel Osborne and the entire Finn Law Group lived up to their reputation. They were professional and laid everything out so nothing was hidden. I HIGHLY recommend this law group. It's been less than 3 months and today I got word that my contract is cancelled and I no longer am obligated for the loan or the maintenance fees. Nothing was hidden, all communications were honest. I did a lot of research before choosing them and even so, in the pit of your stomach you hope you are making the right decision and not just bleeding more money. Looks like I chose wisely this time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Posted by Christine | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Everyone I spoke to was understanding and very helpful. They were able to fully execute the timeshare contract for us in a timely manner. Overall very happy and would highly recommend.
Posted by Christine | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Termination of Timeshare Contract
I hired Dain of Finn Law Group to help me get out of a timeshare should have never been pressured into buying. Dain explained the procedure, time frame and cost. It was a slow process from the timeshare companies end, but Dain stayed on top of them. One of the good things was that I was kept in the loop as to what was happening. I are very grateful for everyone's hard work, especially Dain. Thanks for everything you have been doing to help others in the same position. I would highly recommend you and your firm to others. should have never been pressured into buying. They explained the procedure, time frame and cost. At first we were very hesitant, but are so glad we hired them. From intake with Mike M. to updates from Cheryl F, we feel we were at least kept in the loop as to what was happening. It is a slow process, not necessarily on their end, but getting response from the timeshare company. We are very grateful to them for all they have done to help get us out of a terrible situation. Thanks for everything you have been doing to help others in the same position
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honorable, Knowledgeable
I had a good experience with Mr Finn. I felt that he was quite knowledgeable, honest and overall an honorable attorney. I highly recommend his agency to anyone looking for straightforward, honest, and professional service.
Posted by Chelsea | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Finn Law Group!
Shawna and the Finn Law Group team did a great job dealing with my case. It was mostly a hands-off process once I provided them all the documentation they needed, and they kept me updated throughout the process. I'm very happy with the process and outcome of the case. Thank you all again for your hard work!
Posted by Ken | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare termination
I can not say enough good things about Michael Finn and Finn Law Group. Especially helpful was Chief Paralegal Joel Osborne in terminating my timeshare contract. All correspondences were prompt, cordial and professional. I highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Mike...NOW!
I was super sketched out about hiring a lawyer to get out of my timeshare, but Mike met with me in person (I live local) and walked me through the whole process. His team made me feel at ease, and I had Jonathan represent me on my case intake and Louise handled the legal processing. Both were excellent, professional and very patient with me. Mike’s price was highly competitive with other firms I interviewed, but given his winning record on timeshares I was happy to go with him!
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Posted by Greg | September 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Timeshare issue
We needed help with a recent Timeshare issue and we were up against a deadline. I spoke to a very helpful online chat person who asked me some questions and set up a morning call. First thing in the morning Tommy T called me and helped me through our issue. I cant tell you how much my wife and I appreciated the prompt help !
Posted by Betty | May 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service - Very Professional - Highly Recommend
My husband and I hired Finn Law Group to help us get out of a timeshare we should have never been pressured into buying. They explained the procedure, time frame and cost. At first we were very hesitant, but are so glad we hired them. From intake with Mike M. to updates from Cheryl F, we feel we were at least kept in the loop as to what was happening. It is a slow process, not necessarily on their end, but getting response from the timeshare company. We are very grateful to them for all they have done to help get us out of a terrible situation. Thanks for everything you have been doing to help others in the same position.
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Posted by Isabel Quint | May 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Timeshare Cancellation Success
My family and I went on vacation 10 yrs ago to Cabo San Lucas. When we got there we were accosted by unscrupulous timeshare sales people who park themselves at the entrance of the airport to harass people with timeshare sales. When we got to the hotel they took us on a tour and soon we found ourselves having an owner's lunch and being highly pressured to buy. These are desperate sales people who take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. They liquored us up and soon we were signing to buy a timeshare that we really did not want. We have tried to get out of it unsuccessfully until this past weekend when I was doing research and came across the Finn Law Group. They were truly God sent. I read the reviews, I chatted with a very nice lady and she connected me with Tammy. Tammy guided me through my options to get out. I followed up her advise and a week later I received contract release documents from the timeshare. I am truly happy to have found them. They were helpful, honest and they did not charge me a cent for their advise and guidance. I highly recommended them. If the rating went to 10 stars I would give them 11. The peace of mind alone they have given us is priceless. Thank you.
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Posted by Hosea | March 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
We contacted the Finn Law Group after talking to several other companies that helped get you out of timeshares. Finn Law Group was the only one with actual attorneys that handled the case. They communicated with us every step of the way. We are now Timeshare Free! Excellent customer service. Excellent service period! Highly Recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-25%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • House Counsel
  • National Beverage Company
  • 2011 - 2016
  • House Counsel
  • M.I.C - National Mortgage Company
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • University of South Florida
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • Best, et al. v. Bluegreen Corp., et al (Class Action)
  • Class Action Settlement
  • Laning, et al v. Orange Lake County Club, Inc. et al
  • Settled
  • Timeshare Resort Developer
  • Case Settled - Contract Rescinded / Client Refunded All Monies
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 46 Year Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Real estate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as co-counsel on cases with Mike Finn. Over the past 15 years, his experience with real estate issues has been the difference in the outcome of many cases."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an exemplary attorney....a zealous advocate and passionate professional. If you need an attorney who will take your issue and try the hell out of the case, Mike Finn is your man."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is smart, dedicated, and truly cares about his clients as people, not just cases. He believes in what he's doing and it's a labor of love for him. I've benefited from his insight and gracious collaboration extended in spite of our status as 'competitors'. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing timeshare representation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Finn and his staff have exceptional skill. I have personally worked with him on timeshare cancellation for a client. To all considering retaining him, he has my highest recommendation!"
Class action Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Finn. He doggedly represents the interests of his consumer clients against all manner of deceptive and unfair trade practices. His knowledge of timeshare law, in particular, is unmatched."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Finn has represented opposing parties in cases I was involved in and I have been involved in litigation that we have represented co-parties. His creativity and knowledge of the law and common sense of practice have always impressed me and I highly recommend him to others to represent them in real estate issues and other matters."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Michael Finn. Michael is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who I have had the opportunity to work with on several matters. He is an excellent attorney that is dedicated to his clients' interests."
Business Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It's been my pleasure to have known Michael Finn professionally for about 25 years. I have consulted with Mike on many matters over that time period and to this day value his professional judgment and seek his counsel on a fairly regular basis. I am delighted to recommend him highly for his legal counsel."
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