Resource Feature

New! Marketing Workshop

The Fund has partnered with Title Tap, an expert in digital marketing for real estate attorneys and title companies, to offer a new hands-on workshop series dedicated to helping you create a plan to attract the business you want.  What happens if your current referral base dries up or business slows down?  We’re glad you asked! 

Lastest REC News

The Fund’s General Counsel Melissa Jay Murphy presented an Industry & Legislative Update to members of the Indian River Real Property Council and their Realtor® guests on April 16th at The Moorings Yacht Club.  The discussion included key Florida legislation on remote online notarization, vacation rentals and lis pendens.  On the federal level, Murphy shared information on the industry’s efforts to change banking and money laundering laws to eliminate the current conflict between state and federal laws related to the cannabis business.

Message from the President

Patricia A. Nugent, President

I hope you enjoyed this year’s Fund Assembly.  If you did not attend, let me take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the activities Florida ARECS engaged in during the event.

Florida Realtors® Legal News Advertising Campaign

Late last year The Fund took another step in its support of Florida ARECS by launching an advertising campaign in the Florida Realtors’ Legal News, a bi-weekly email newsletter that reaches over 105,000 Florida Realtor® members. 

Congratulations to these new REC Presidents for 2019!

Bay Area Real Estate Council  - Scott Fitzpatrick, Owens Law Group, P.A., Ruskin

Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council  - John Primeau, Law Firm of John C. Primeau, P.A., Weston

Polk Area Real Estate Council - William T. Link, Jr., Reed Mawhinney & Link, PLLC, Lakeland

Volusia Real Property Council - Joshua C. Wells, Wright & Casey, P.A., New Smyrna Beach

Latest REC News - March

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County and the North Dade & Beaches Real Estate Council got the year off to a strong start with their annual joint meeting on January 23rd.  The annual event gives attorneys from across one of our largest counties the opportunity to network.  Manuel Farach, Esq., with McGlinchey Stafford in Fort Lauderdale presented his Real Property Case Law Update and Impact on Your Practice.

New Realtor® Law Symposium Library is Here!

Florida ARECS is proud to announce the release of the NEW Realtor® Law Symposium Library!  These programs were created by The Fund’s superb Legal Education team so you can count on the highest quality of content.

Latest REC News

On November 5th South Florida attorney Manuel Farach presented his extremely popular Recent Real Property Case Law Update and the Impact on Your Practice to members of the Martin County Real Estate Council.  If your REC has not yet hosted this program contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Message from the President

By Patricia A. Nugent, President, Florida ARECS

I hope you and your family enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season. 

2018 was a significant year for Florida ARECS in two notable areas – Realtor® Relations and Leadership Development.

Latest REC News - November

Florida real estate agents are subject to one of two continuing education deadlines based on their license renewal dates – March 31 or September 30 so late summer is a busy time for our real estate councils who provide Realtor® education accredited by the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Florida ARECS Sets Agenda for 2019

This past August I was honored to be elected President of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida, Inc. (“Florida ARECS”).

Florida ARECS 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the addition of Erin Prete to the Florida ARECS Board of Directors.

Resource Feature - November

The Fund is constantly looking for opportunities to promote the use of attorneys in real estate transactions so we were pleased when we found an opportunity that we felt met our objectives.

Latest REC News - September

North Dade & the Beaches Real Estate Council Sets the Standard in Community Service

Resource Feature - September

Getting involved in your Real Estate Council can provide you numerous opportunities to participate in the events they arrange with the Realtor® Associations in your area as noted earlier and we hope you will take advantage of them!

Florida ARECS Works to Enhance Attorney/Realtor® Relations

One of Florida ARECS’ most important strategic priorities is to promote the value of using a real estate attorney in real estate transactions to Realtors®.