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Michele Diglio-Benkiran

Real estate Attorney at Winter Garden, FL

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About Michele

Learn Michele’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    Commerical Real Estate Development, Litigation, Residential Real Estate (all aspects), Title Insurance, Closings, Owner Representation, Homeowner/Condominium Association Law

  2. Business
    40%
    Business Start Ups, Sales, Purchases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Partnership Agreements, Contracts, Trademarks, Litigation

  3. Foreclosure
    10%
    Foreclosure Defense, Short Sales, Loan Modifications

Mrs. Michele Diglio-Benkiran is a Of Counsel at NeJame Law, P.A. She heads the Real Estate Division and practices Real Estate and Business Law. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran has been practicing law for over seventeen years with a special emphasis on Real Estate and Business Law.  She is also owner of Legal Counsel, P.A.

Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran earned her Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999 where she was the Business Manager of Journal of Medicine and Law, Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, a scholarship recipient, and published in Who’s Who: American Law Students 1998. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran graduated from law school and immediately began working at the Office of the State Attorney – 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida where gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Michele Diglio-Benkiran grew up in an entrepreneurial family where she learned business fundamentals at a very early age. Over the years Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran owned several thriving businesses including a multi-million dollar manufacturing business, a shelving distribution company and a full-service hair salon. As such, Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands the fundamentals of successful business practices. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran incorporates this “hands-on” business knowledge and experience when counseling her business clients. Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran understands, implements and counsels on the principals of “deal making” and not “deal breaking.”

Michele Diglio-Benkiran has represented businesses in several aspects of business law including but not limited to collections, corporate formation, joint ventures, contract drafting, arbitration, mediation, litigation, copyrights, trademarks, employer related matters, corporate compliance, business insurance audits, and workers compensation claims.

Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran Real Estate practice includes matters such as

  • Litigation (Foreclosure, Quiet Title, Contract Disputes, and HOA/COA Disputes), Homeowner and Condominium Association Law, Commercial Real Estate Development,
  • Residential Real Estate Development, Title Insurance, Closings, Contract Drafting, Landlord Representation, Mortgage Modification and 1031 Exchange.

Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran Business Law practice includes matters such as Arbitration, Mediation, Business Sales/Purchases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Closings, Corporate Formation, Homeowner Association Representation, Contract Drafting, Partnership Break-Ups, Non-Compete Agreements, Lender Representation, Loan Document Drafting & Preparation, Litigation Corporate Formation, Corporate Compliance, Trademarks, Collections and Commercial Litigation.

 

 

Licensed for 23 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Michele

Legal Counsel, P.A.
13330 West Colonial Drive, Unit 110
Winter Garden, FL, 34787

Reviews

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Posted by Ben | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Business Attorney
We hired Michele to set up a complex business partnership and assist with our corporate matters. She is knowledgable, experienced, on the ball, innovation, and smart. Best of all she is responsive. The first attorney I used where we were provided her cell number. She is exceptional and I would hire her again!
Posted by Annie | July 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awsome lawyer!
When we hired Michele, we knew we hired the best! She has proven that she works hard in assisting us getting our collections accounts in order. Always available whenever we have questions or concerns. She has helped our HOA tremendously.
Posted by David | April 20, 2012
Business Owner & Investor
Michele is a professional who gives personalized service to her clients. She is articulate, experienced and motivated to always give her best to assure success for every client. We have known & done business with Michele for many years. She has always been very responsive to our requests and creative in her results. She is always a pleasure to work with. We have referred our associates, clients, family and friends to Michele for legal advice and service. Michele is a person of integrity with a heart filled with values to serve and help others.
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Posted by Ross | April 18, 2012
Highly recommended, professional, ethical, and knowledgeable attorney!!!
Professionalism and integrity of Michele Diglio were outstanding when handling my case. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a qualified trustworthy attorney.
Posted by C. Salvatore | April 14, 2012
Amazing Business Attorney
We have been using and referring others to Ms. Diglio-Benkiran for 10 years. She approaches business law, not just as a lawyer but as a business owner herself. She understands the difference between business decisions and legal decisions, as such she has been an asset to our businesses. She is our attorney of choice in both business and commercial real estate law. I highly recommend Mrs. Diglio-Benkiran
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Posted by Bruce | April 13, 2012
Great Attorney!!!
I have been using Michele's services for more than 5 years. I nothing but great things to say about her firm.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • NeJame Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Legal Counsel PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Founder
  • Benkiran Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Vice President
  • Get Organized, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2011
  • Assistant State Prosecutor
  • Office of State Attorney 15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD Cum Laude
  • 1999
  • Florida International University
  • Bachelors of Science
  • 1991
  • Valencia Community College
  • AA
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Loss Mitigation
  • Short sale was completed, bank waived their deficiency and paid the homeowner $10,000 to move from the property.
  • Loss Mitigation
  • The homeowner lived in their home for approximately 6 years without making any mortgage payments and the bank paid the homeowner $10,000 at the completion of the short sale.
  • Business Sale
  • After several hours of tenuous negotiations the business owner was able to sell his business for over $1M in an all cash payout within the time period provided.

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison Committee for the Real Property Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ekklesia Ministries International, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • for The Fund (Attorneys Title Fund Services, LLC)
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association Business Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Provisional Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Featured as Top Real Estate Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Featured as Top Business Law Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Invited to Join NeJame Law as a Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2013
  • Best Business Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc
  • 2011
  • Best Business Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Best Business Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International Inc.
  • 2009
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2008
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2007
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2006
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2005
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2004
  • Best Business Transactional Attorney Award
  • Corporate Investment International, Inc.
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude
  • Michigan State University
  • 1999
  • DUI Trial Advocacy
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Law
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Realtor Training
  • FIRPTA Changes, Estoppels, & More
  • 2016
  • Legal Aspects of the Real Estate Market
  • Legislative Updates & TRID
  • 2016
  • 2016 Real Estate Market
  • Short Sales, HOA & Bankruptcies in Real Estate
  • 2016
  • The New Real Estate Market
  • Q&A Session on various real estate topics
  • 2014
  • Short Sales, Loan Mods & Bankruptcies in 2014
  • Short Sales, Loan Mods & Bankruptcies
  • 2014
  • HOA & Short Sales & Bankruptcies in Real Estate
  • HOA & Short Sales & Bankruptcies
  • 2014
  • Channel 13 News
  • New Florida law gives HOAs more latitude with repair needs
  • 2014
  • Short Sales
  • Short Sales, Short Sales and More Short Sales
  • 2012
  • Home Counseling Summit
  • Home Counseling Summit
  • 2012
  • NeJame Realty LLC
  • Real Estate Update
  • 2011
  • International Business Broker Association
  • Legality of Business Transactions
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (19)
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Business Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele is an excellent attorney! Works hard to ensure her clients receive top quality legal services. She is kind person and a pleasure to work with."
Real estate Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle has a wealth of experience representing clients in real estate and complex civil legal matters. Her reputation as an aggressive business woman who achieves consistent successful results is well known in the community. I highly endorse Michele Diglio-Benkiran."
Real estate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michele is so knowledgeable and helpful. She is who you want when it comes to civil and real estate"
Real estate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michele is a tremendous attorney. She is well-versed in all areas of civil law but is particularly knowledgeable on real estate issues. She works very hard for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michele is incredibly smart, professional, and experienced in handling business law. I endorse her."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michele uses her vast knowledge of commercial and real estate law to provide excellent representation for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Diglio-Benkiran is an excellent attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been able to work with Ms. Diglio-Benkiran on several cases and have seen first hand the dedication and compassion she has for her clients. She is extremely intelligent and creative, and combined with her tireless work ethic, is able to do a fantastic job for those lucky enough to have her as their attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michele is conscientious, aggressive, and reliable. She will give you excellent legal representation."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Michelle for Real Estate and Business matters. Michelle has years of experience and practices with a very high level of professionalism. She is extremely diligent and always puts her clients first.She is an excellent mentor and one of the best attorneys I have worked with."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michele is a dedicated and hard-working attorney. I strongly recommend Michele."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michele and I worked on a commercial condominium conversion where she assisted immensely in closing a deal with many complexities. I regularly turn to Michele for assistance in my own practice as she is highly skilled in all matters related to real estate and business law. Any client would be well-served to have her as part of their team."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate for her clients!"
Real estate Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele is an extremely competent and knowledgeable real estate and corporate law attorney, highly skilled and adept at any aspect within her practice. She takes great pride in providing the utmost in legal counsel to all her clients, and treats them all with equal care. I only hear raving endorsements about Michele from her clients, which makes referring potential clients to her an easy decision."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele is a terrific lawyer who has a keen business sense and is very dedicated to serving her clients with excellence and passion. She is an extremely hard worker who provides excellent legal services to her clients, whether it's in business law, foreclosure defense or real estate. She has been in the business world and has an understanding of business related legal matters that escapes many lawyers who have had no practical experience. A client is well served to have Michele as their attorney."
Business Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Michele on a complicated matter. Michele's work product was exemplary and beyond question. Her professionalism and dedication to her clients goes above and beyond. I would wholeheartedly recommend Michele to any potential client."
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