Attorney Spotlight: Michael E. Boutzoukas
This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Practice Group Shareholder Michael E. Boutzoukas.
Mr. Boutzoukas concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate development, leasing, financing and business transactions. He provides clients with general consultation and guidance in legal matters to business clients, leveraging his own transactional experience with the firm’s specialists in taxation, employment law and securities to serve his clients’ needs. Mr. Boutzoukas’ peers call upon him to assist them with their clients’ real estate and business transactional disputes to gain perspective on the best course of resolution.
In 2009, he joined the approximately 450 Florida attorneys Board Certified in Real Estate Law. Board Certification by the Florida Bar is the highest level of recognition of an attorney’s competency and expertise in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Since 2018, Mr. Boutzoukas has been recognized by his peers as among the Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate. He is actively engaged in the broader real estate community and regularly speaks before realtors, attorneys and businesses groups on commercial and residential real estate transactions, leasing issues, title matters, and ad valorem tax valuation challenges.
He also volunteers his time holding positions with the City of Clearwater, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the Bay Area Real Estate Council. The Clearwater City Council appointed Mr. Boutzoukas to the Community Development Board. In that capacity, he conducts design review, evaluates historic applications and reviews requests for land use plan changes and rezoning. The Board serves as Local Planning Agency to review and advise City Council on the City’s Comprehensive Plan. He previously served on the Code Enforcement Board. At his church, Mr. Boutzoukas has served in leadership roles and as general counsel since 1993 and most recently elected President of the community for 2017.
Mr. Boutzoukas frequently attends industry events and writes various articles on the topic of real estate.
Learn more about him here.