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COUNTIES SERVED: Broward

CONTACT: Annabella Barboza, Esq.
300 South Pine Island Road, Suite 261
Plantation, Florida 33324

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Revis, Hervas & Goldberg P.A.
Weston Town Center
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Weston, FL 33326

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LEADERSHIP


Annabella Barboza, Esq.

Annabella Barboza, Esq.

President

BARBOZA LAW & ASSOCIATES, P.A.

Andrew H. Dinnerstein

Andrew H. Dinnerstein

President-Elect

Gibraltar Title

Jacqueline Revis

Jacqueline Revis

Treasurer

Revis, Hervas & Goldberg P.A.

Khila L. Khani

Khila L. Khani

Secretary

Khani & Auerbach

John Primeau, Esq.

John Primeau, Esq.

Immediate Past President

Law Firm of John C. Primeau, P.A.

Graciela I. Livingston

Graciela I. Livingston

Director/Membership Chair

Security Title & Escrow, Inc.

Nicole M. Villarroel

Nicole M. Villarroel

Director/Marketing Chair

Olive Judd, P.A. Attorneys at Law

Gary Singer

Gary Singer

Director

Law Firm of Gary M. Singer, P.A. / Gibralter Title, Inc.

Randy Nathan, Esq

Randy Nathan, Esq

Director

Frank, Weinberg & Black, P.L.

Salomé Zikakis, Esq

Salomé Zikakis, Esq

Director

Parady & Zikakis, P.A.

Roy Oppenheim, Esq.

Roy Oppenheim, Esq.

Director

Oppenheim Law

Donald R. Walters

Donald R. Walters

Director

Donald R. Walters, P.A.

Geil Bilu

Geil Bilu

Director

Focused Legal

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Donald R. Walters

Director

Donald R. Walters, P.A.
7401 Wiles Road, Suite 202
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Phone: 954-840-0494

Donald R. Walters practices primarily in the areas of transactional real estate and community association law, representing condominium associations, homeowners associations and timeshare associations. Prior to starting his own firm, he was a partner with Johnson & Walters P.A. (formerly known as Hume & Johnson P.A.) from 1997 until 2013, and has been a member of The Fund since 2013.

Don graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in political science, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 1988. He is a past President of the North Broward Bar Association, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association, and previously served as Chairperson for Legal Aid of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Services. Don is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence.

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Kenneth C. Bronchick

Director

Kenneth C. Bronchick, P.A.
1761 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Suite 205
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Phone: 954-570-5959
Fax: 954-570-5966
Website: http://www.experttitlecompany.com/

Mr. Bronchick is a native of New York, residing in South Florida since 1984. After graduating in 1981 from the State University of New York at Albany, he then attended and graduated the University of Florida School of Law in April, 1984. He was admitted to the Florida Bar a few months later in 1984, and has remained a member in good standing since. Initially, Mr. Bronchick worked with a boutique-sized Miami Law Firm. In 1986, he established his own practice in Fort Lauderdale, specializing in real property law, including residential and commercial, as well as in the general corporate and estate planning fields. He has been awarded the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell (recognizing excellence in ability and ethical practice)

He is active in the community including the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; the Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek Rotary Club; Governing Board of Broward Children’s Center; and The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

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Gary Singer

Director

Law Firm of Gary M. Singer, P.A.
Gibralter Title, Inc.
Courthouse Place, 12 SE 7th Street
Suite 820
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Phone: 954-851-1448
Website: http://www.garysingerlaw.com/

 
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CloseJohn Primeau, Esq.

John Primeau, Esq.

Immediate Past President

Law Firm of John C. Primeau, P.A.
2625 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: 954-367-0440
Website: http://www.primeaulaw.com/

John represents businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals with their real estate, business and probate issues. His practice is concentrated in the following areas: commercial and residential real estate transactions; title insurance; corporate transactions and governance; and preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Prior to starting his own firm in 2013, John worked with Ellis, Spencer & Butler (1995-2000) and Butler & Primeau LLP (2000-2013). He represents several local developers with active developments in Broward and Palm Beach and has extensive experience with commercial and residential foreclosures.

John has been board certified in real estate law by the Florida Bar since 2001 and has been awarded the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (recognizing excellence in ability and ethical practice). He is also a Past-President of the South Broward Bar Association and a former Director and Real Property Section Chair of the Broward County Bar Association.

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Geil Bilu

Director

Focused Legal
2760 W. Atlantic Boulevard, Suite B
Pompano, FL 33069
Phone: 954-800-2664

 
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Thomas T. Coon

Events Chair

Capstone Title Partners, LLC
888 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-467-9899
Fax: 954-467-9897
Website: www.capstonetitlepartners.com

Thomas T. Coon, Jr. has been a principal in Capstone Title Partners since the company’s start in 2002. Thomas has practiced real estate law in Fort Lauderdale for more than 15 years. Thomas has extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate transactions and has closed over 2,500 transactions since 1994. Thomas also practices in the fields of Landlord-Tenant and Wills & Trusts.

Thomas was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and is actively involved in several local charities and various non-profit organizations. He is currently President of the Brian Piccolo Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc.; Treasurer of the Heart Gallery of Broward County, Inc.; Board Member of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of PACE Center for Girls, Inc.; and Member of the United Way of Broward County Tocqueville Society.

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CloseAnnabella Barboza, Esq.

Annabella Barboza, Esq.

President

BARBOZA LAW & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
300 South Pine Island Road, Suite 261
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: 954-983-1232
Website: www.blalegal.com

Annabella graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Perú) and obtained her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University. She is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar. She is actively involved in various Florida Bar related committees where she stays informed on recent legal trends, including new legislation and cases affecting real estate and probate matters.

Annabella's experience includes representation of real estate owners, investors and lenders in the acquisition, sale, finance of real property and in foreclosure cases as well. She has extensive experience in title insurance matters and title claims involving complex title defects, lien priority conflicts, and code enforcement lien related matters. She also represents clients in business entities formation, probate administration and estate planning. She is an authorized title insurance agent for the FUND/Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and WFG National Title Insurance Company.

Some of Annabella’s professional accolades include being published in the Florida Bar Journal: Code Liens are not “Superpriority Liens: Is this the End of the Debate? (Sep 2013), and being selected as Fellow of the Inaugural Class of Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy of The Florida Bar (2013-2014).

Annabella is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar as well as an active member in other RPPTL committees. She currently serves in the Board of Directors of Broward County Legal Aid Services and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. In 2019, Annabella was the recipient of the Attorney of the Year Award presented by Broward legal aid organizations in recognition of her commitment and dedication helping those in need through pro bono work.

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Roy Oppenheim, Esq.

Director

Oppenheim Law
2500 Weston Road, Suite 404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Phone: 954-384-6114
Fax: 954-384-6115
Website: www.oppenheimlaw.com/

From Wall Street to Main Street, Roy Oppenheim is a successful serial entrepreneur and attorney focusing on Florida foreclosure defense, real estate, loss mitigation and Internet ventures.

He founded Oppenheim Law in 1989 with his wife Ellen Pilelsky and uniquely positions the Florida foreclosure law firm as one of Florida's leading boutique law firms in Weston, Florida. Serving national, international, and local clients, Oppenheim Law reports the highest rating (A-V) conferred by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the most respected directory of lawyers and law firms in the U.S.

In 1989, Oppenheim also co-founded and served as general counsel to ShopSmart Corp., the company that originated and owned the GNC Gold Card Program, a program that continues to this day and was one of the first cross-promotional programs of its kind.

In addition, in 1994, Oppenheim co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, the oldest title company in Weston, Florida, and he currently serves as its vice president. In 1999, Oppenheim served a one-year term on the board of directors for Catalina Lighting, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Growing up in the Bronx, Oppenheim learned to be focused on success and driven to always persevere for opportunity.

In 2009, Roy started the South Florida Law Blog, which was voted the best business and technology blog of 2011 by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He served as an expert witness on title industry practices in Stewart Title Company vs. Forbes Gallagher. (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, 2012)

Several law review articles have been authored by Roy and Jacquelyn Trask; Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts, published in the Stetson University Law Review's Spring 2012 Edition, and The Emperor's New Clothes, published in the William & Mary Business Law Review Volume 6.

Today, Oppenheim is a sought-after legal expert on issues relating to the real estate crisis and beyond. In addition to his own blog he can also been seen on Yahoo! Homes as a guest contributor, and he has also been featured on HuffPost Live, FOX News, and Lifetime TV. In addition he has been quoted in prominent national publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and Huffington Post, among others. Oppenheim also understand the power of social media, and can be found on a variety of social media platforms.

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Salomé Zikakis, Esq

Director

Parady & Zikakis, P.A.
307 SE 14 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-728-9799
Fax: 954-728-9799
Website: www.parziklaw.com/

Salomé J. Zikakis is a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney and a shareholder with Parady & Zikakis, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She specializes in commercial real estate transactions, representing institutional and private lenders, owners and borrowers in various lending, acquisition and leasing matters. Ms. Zikakis also efficiently and effectively represents the firm’s clients involved in residential acquisitions, lending and sales. She was born and raised in Delaware, graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in accounting, and earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Florida in 1985.

Ms. Zikakis is the chair of the Residential Real Estate and Industry Liaison Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (“RPPTL”) of the Florida Bar, a past Chair of the Mortgages and Other Encumbrances Committee of RPPTL, a member of the Executive Council of RPPTL, as well as an active member of several other RPPTL committees. She is a Florida licensed real estate broker and “AV” rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Randy Nathan, Esq

Director

Frank, Weinberg & Black, P.L.
7805 SW 6 Court
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: 954-474-8000
Fax: 954-474-9850
Website: www.fwblaw.net/

 
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Laura Morgan

Director

Law Offices of Laura F. Morgan P.A.
1322 N.E .4th Avenue, Suite C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone: 954-728-9220
Fax: 954-728-9260
Website: www.lfmpa.com

Laura Morgan is the owner of the Law Offices of Laura F. Morgan P.A., a solo practice. She obtained her BA in Political Science, Summa cum Laude, from Biscayne College(now St. Thomas University) in 1982 and her JD from the University of Miami in 1985.

She has practiced with several firms in South Florida and St. Augustine and was a partner in All South Title & Escrow Company for 10 years before starting her firm. Her practice is focused on residential real property transactions, wills and trusts, and probate matters.

She is active with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She has been a Fund Member for 30 years.

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Jacqueline Revis

Treasurer

Revis, Hervas & Goldberg P.A.
Weston Town Center
1792 Bell Tower Lane
Weston, FL 33326
Phone: 954-747-1400
Fax: 954-315-3651
Website: www.rhglegal.com

JACQUELINE A. REVIS, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, practices in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration. Ms. Revis received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Florida Atlantic University, cum laude, where she double-majored in Management and Marketing. She is A.V. rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest honor on the grading scale for lawyers nationwide. Ms. Revis is a member of multiple organizations, including Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, Broward County Bar Association, Broward Attorney’s Real Estate Council (BAREC), and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Revis enjoys volunteering, and she has served on various charitable committees, such as the American Lung Association and the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar; she currently serves as a Director and as the Treasurer of BAREC. When not practicing law, Ms. Revis can often be found lecturing at various organizations or teaching as an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. In her free time, Ms. Revis and her husband love to play golf and tennis.

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Andrew H. Dinnerstein

President-Elect

Gibraltar Title
2929 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 333008
Phone: 954-771-7601
Website: www.youareclosing.com

Andrew is a member of the Florida, Georgia, New York and New Jersey Bars where he has practiced primarily in the areas of transactional real estate and litigation. Andrew is the managing attorney of Gibraltar Title responsible for managing a high volume transactional real estate practice.

Andrew’s experience includes representation of lenders, investors, real estate agents and buyers and sellers of both commercial and residential properties. He presently focuses a majority of his time in resolving complex title issues and disputes as well as providing counsel to real estate professionals. Andrew has been a member of the Fund/Old Republic Title Insurance Company since 2009.

Andrew graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music from The Hartt School of Music (Hartford Connecticut) and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law School.

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Khila L. Khani

Secretary

Khani & Auerbach
2338 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: 954-921-1517
Fax: 954-921-0490
Website: www.Hollywood-Law.com

Khila L. Khani is a native Floridian. She earned a B.A. in History at California State University, Northridge and her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Ms. Khani is licensed to practice law in Florida and before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. In addition to practicing law, she is active in several different community projects and serves on the Board of several non-profit organizations. Ms. Khani focuses her practice on real estate law and is a title insurance agent who writes title for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Westcor Land Title Insurance Company. Khila and her husband have been partners in Khani & Auerbach and have been in the same location for 20 years. While she enjoys the practice of real estate law, she is passionate about photography and music and is the founder/owner of iTakeGr8Pics (a digital photographic art company) and Rock Cousteau (a music discover service on YouTube and Spotify). Ms. Khani is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and takes extreme pride in being a resource to both her colleagues and clients.

Professional Accomplishments/Service/Professional Organizations:

  • Received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Licensed before the United States District Court of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association:
    • Business Section
    • Real Estate Section
  • Board Member of the Broward Attorney’s Real Estate Council
  • Serves on the Board of the Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
  • Lectures regularly before the Realtors Board in Broward County as part of the legal portion of the New Realtor Orientation
  • Member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (20+ years)
  • Member of the Hallandale Chamber of Commerce (3+ years)
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Graciela I. Livingston

Director/Membership Chair

Security Title & Escrow, Inc., Schlegel Livingston, LLC
100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 910
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: 954-776-8188
Fax: 954-776-8190
Website: www.securitytitleandescrow.net

 
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Nicole M. Villarroel

Director/Marketing Chair

Olive Judd, P.A. Attorneys at Law
2426 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-334-2250
Website: www.olivejudd.com

Nicole focuses her practice on commercial and residential real estate transactions. She represents her clients in all phases of real estate sales and acquisition transactions, including:

  1. Negotiation and preparation of offers for purchase and sale;
  2. Organization of entities to take title to property;
  3. Examination of title and preparation of owner and lender title insurance policies;
  4. Preparation of title objection notices and curing title defects;
  5. Guiding buyers through the financing process and coordinating with lenders to close loan transactions;
  6. Review and explanation of condominium documents;
  7. Negotiation and preparation of leases;
  8. Resolution of issues that may arise during the pendency of the transaction; and
  9. Preparation of loan documents for seller-financing.

Nicole also handles complex commercial transactions and has specific experience in the coordination of effectuating a tax-deferred exchange pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Nicole facilitates 1031 exchange transactions by interfacing with a qualified intermediary and ensuring that the stringent 1031 deadlines are met.

Nicole’s practice also includes representing clients in residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes.

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