Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2010

          B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude, 2007


Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2020

Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2015-2020

Florida Blue Key


Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) – Member

The Society of Real Estate Professionals, Inc.

Urban Land Institute

Community Involvement

Berkeley Preparatory School, Alumni Trustee

PGA Tour Valspar Championship, Advisory Board

Young Life of South Tampa, Supporter


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Michael is the Founding Partner of the Maguire Law Group. His practice focuses on real property transactions, developments, investments, and management, along with real estate, asset-based, private equity, and corporate transactional lending. Michael has experience representing various types of businesses including developers, real estate investment trusts, national and regional banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, non-traditional lenders, public corporations, and special servicers.  Michael also assists his clients in general business counseling, entity formation, and related matters, as well as the areas of land use & zoning, alcoholic beverage licensing, governmental relations, and regulated products.


Prior to starting the firm, he practiced at an AmLaw 50 international firm followed by a large regional firm, so he is able to couple large firm experience and knowledge with a focus on creating value for clients in a small firm setting.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate and Lending

  • Land Use & Zoning

  • Governmental Relations

  • Alcoholic Beverage Licensing

  • Regulated Products


-Represented a national publicly-held restaurant chain in numerous real estate transactions, including lease negotiations and real property divestiture work.


-Advised multiple private equity investment funds in various real estate and financing transactions, including the purchase of an aviation manufacturer’s assets from receivership and the financing of a leveraged trucking company acquisition, purchase of distressed real estate portfolios and later development and disposition.


-Represented a regional commercial bank in the financing of $75 million to a private equity fund for various shopping center and office building acquisitions throughout the United States.


-Represented national special servicers and finance companies in the workout and foreclosure of commercial loans, as well as the sale and disposition of acquired collateral.


-Represented a publicly-held bank in the construction financing of a 180 room nationally-flagged limited services hotel located adjacent to a marquee amusement park.


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