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Michael J Gelfand

Michael J Gelfand


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Gelfand & Arpe, P.A.
West Palm Beach, FL
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Attorney Biography

Licensed for 42 years, Michael J Gelfand is a Real Estate Law and Divorce Mediation lawyer in West Palm Beach Florida who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law

Practice Areas

 
Real Estate Law (54%)
 
Divorce Mediation (11%)
 
Contracts (9%)
 
Civil Trial Law (6%)
 
Commercial Real Estate Law (6%)
 
Administrative Law (5%)
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (5%)
 
Business Law (4%)
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Résumé - Michael J Gelfand

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1982

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor
1982

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Condominium and Planned Development Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2018

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Real Estate Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1994

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Michael J Gelfand
Gelfand & Arpe, P.A.
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Suite 1220
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Office: 561-655-6224
Fax: 561-655-1361

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Certified in Real Estate Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law - Real estate law involves either residential real estate or commercial real estate. Florida Lawyers certified in Real Estate Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.


The minimum standards for real estate law certification is set out in Rule 6-9.3. Those requirements include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of real estate law (40% or more in the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 45 hours of approved real estate law certification continuing legal education (CLE) in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The real estate attorney must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Under Rule 6-9.2, the term "real estate law" is defined as the "practice of law, regardless of jurisdiction, dealing with matters relating to ownership and rights in real property including, but not limited to, the examination of titles, real estate conveyances and other transfers, leases, sales and other transactions involving real estate, condominiums, cooperatives, property owners associations and planned developments, interval ownership, zoning and land use planning regulation, real estate development and financing, real estate litigation, and the determination of property rights."


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