Michael R. Kassower, a partner in the firm, has been designated by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law. A regular presenter of board member certification courses approved by the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, he maintains a broad practice as general counsel to hundreds of condominium and homeowners associations throughout the State of Florida, with a focus on corporate governance and commercial litigation. In addition, Michael frequently serves as a panelist on seminars and webinars discussing a wide range of topics affecting community associations which commonly arise under Florida Statute 718 (the Condominium Act) and Florida Statute 720 (the Homeowners’ Association Act).
As corporate counsel to his community associations, Michael is involved in a variety of matters affecting his clients such as the administration of board and membership meetings, preparation of amendments to governing documents, compliance with reserve protocols, management of the developer “turnover” process, negotiation of vendor contracts, implementation of capital improvement projects, drafting of legal opinion letters involving all of these issues, and much more. As a litigator, Michael focuses his practice on claims surrounding real property, covenant enforcement, developer disputes, reserve/budget challenges, foreclosure actions, employment matters, and breaches of contract, as well as causes of action associated with capital improvements and other construction projects. Over the course of his career, Michael has passionately served the interests of his community association clients. While representing these communities, Michael takes pride in economically counseling associations through the various issues and legal requirements that allow for their effective operations.
Prior to his career as an attorney, Michael attended the Honors Program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. Since completing his education at the University of Florida, Michael has been an active member of the University of Florida Alumni Association.
Apart from his work with the firm, Michael has served as Vice Chairman of the Planning Board for Highland Beach, Florida. In addition, Michael is an active member of the B'nai B'rith Justice Unit, Broward County Bar Association, and The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (RPPTL). Michael also regularly practices before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, where he also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. John K. Olson. Beyond his professional focuses, Michael is an avid endurance athlete who has successfully completed a number of full marathons and endurance events. Above all else, however, Michael enjoys spending his free time with his family, including his wife Dana and their two daughters.
If your community association is interested in either a legal consultation or a DBPR-approved Condominium and Homeowners Association Board Certification Course, please contact Michael at the email address below.
- J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law.
- B.S., University of Florida, Warrington College of Business
- Commercial Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Condominium and Homeowners Association Law
- Creditor's Rights
- Insurance Litigation
- Employment Litigation
Bar & Court Admissions
- Florida Bar
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida