Susan P. Bakalar, Esq., L.LM
Ms. Bakalar, a shareholder in the Firm and its founding partner received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in 1990 and her Masters of Law (L.LM) in Real Property from the University of Miami in 1991. Ms. Bakalar was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991 and is admitted to practice in the Southern District of Florida. Initially establishing her practice in Miami, Ms. Bakalar represented commercial clients in their collection and legal needs with an emphasis on the collection of delinquent maintenance assessments through the filing of Claims of Lien and subsequent foreclosure actions.
Ms. Bakalar has the distinction of being rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment, a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Ms. Bakalar has the distinction of being certified by the Florida Bar as Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law. This certification identifies those who achieve this milestone as a lawyer with special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics.
Ms. Bakalar moved her practice to Broward County in 1993 and tailored the practice to representation of Condominium and Homeowner Associations located in the South Florida. Ms. Bakalar is a section member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, General Practice Solo and Small Firm, and Entertainment and Sports Law Sections of the Florida Bar as well as a member of the Broward County Bar and the Weston Bar Associations. Ms. Bakalar is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., The Broward Attorney’s Real Estate Council, the Broward County Chamber of Commerce and the South Florida Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Bakalar frequently attends continuing education seminars as well as seminars geared towards the advancement and enhancement of her law practice which allows for continued efficient service to the Firm’s clients. Ms. Bakalar regularly attends and is an exhibitor at condo-hoa expos throughout South Florida.
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