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Michael D. Katz - Coral Gables, FL

901 Ponce de Leon BoulevardTenth Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Updated: 11/29/2022

Coral Gables Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Michael D. Katz is a founding member of Katz, Barron. He began his practice in 1970 in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida, and from 1972 to 1974 was general counsel to Leonard L. Farber Company, a major developer of regional shopping centers across the United States. Michael represents major commercial, retail and multi-family developers, lending institutions and general contractors in all aspects of acquisition, development, leasing and litigation matters...

Michael D. Katz is a founding member of Katz, Barron. He began his practice in 1970 in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida, and from 1972 to 1974 was general counsel to Leonard L. Farber Company, a major developer of regional shopping centers across the United States. Michael represents major commercial, retail and multi-family developers, lending institutions and general contractors in all aspects of acquisition, development, leasing and litigation matters. In addition, Michael has sub-specialties in representation of exclusive private clubs and serves as counsel to the Ocean Reef Club and the Fisher Island Club. Michael also has substantial experience in generational wealth transfer, administration of estates and trusts and business succession planning.

About Michael D. Katz

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Member

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Financing, Development, Leasing and Real Estate Related Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Organization and Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Church By The Sea, Inc. v. Bal Harbour Shops, Ltd., 841 So.2d 608 (Fla. 2003)
  • Contos v. Lipsky, 433 So.2d 1242 (Fla. App. 3 Dist. 1983)
  • Nitzberg v. Zalesky, 370 So.2d 389 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1979)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1970
  • Colorado, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Litigation and Real Property Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (Trustee)
  • The Florida Bar, Trust and Probate Section
  • American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Joseph A. and Sherrie S. Garfield Charitable Foundation, Inc., Co Trustee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Tocqueville Society, United Way of Miami-Dade

Past Positions

  • Leonard L. Farber Company, General Counsel, 1972 - 1974

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1970
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Team
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1968
    B.A.
    Honors: Blue Key
    Honors: Order of the Coif

Articles

Published Works

  • Real Property Practice II, Chapter 4, Shopping Center Development, 1975
  • Co-author: Chapter 2, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Showrooms and Industrial Properties, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, The Florida Bar, 1994; 2nd ed., 1997; 3rd ed, 2000

Office Information

Address

901 Ponce de Leon BoulevardTenth Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134

Fax

  • (305) 285-9227

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
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  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael D. Katz on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2019
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2022
  • Apogee Award for President, Miami-Dade County, by South Florida Business & Wealth, 2015
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

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