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          Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2010

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


Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2024

Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2015-2024

Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator

Florida Blue Key

University of Florida Honor Court Chancellor

Professional Engagement

Certified Commercial Investment Members

The Society of Real Estate Professionals, Inc.

Urban Land Institute

Community Involvement

Berkeley Preparatory School, Trustee

PGA Tour Valspar Championship, Advisory Board

Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, Member

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Member

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 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 and zoning, alcoholic beverage licensing, governmental relations, and regulated products. In addition, Michael is a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Court mediator.


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.

Michael is also very engaged in the community as a member of Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.  He is also honored to provide pro bono services to many deserving families as recipients of homes through the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. 

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate & Lending

  • Land Use & Zoning

  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Governmental Relations

  • Alcoholic Beverage Licensing

  • Regulated Products


-Advised numerous family offices, private equity investment funds, and other investors in real estate and financing transactions for retail, hospitality, industrial, residential, multi-family, and other investment properties collectively totaling well over a billion dollars.

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

-Represented regional and national commercial banks financing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans secured by real estate and other assets.


-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.

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