Michael D. Birnholz is a graduate of Cornell University (BS 1995) and the University of Miami School of Law (JD 2000). Mr. Birnholz was a Staff Attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. from 2000 until 2004 where he specialized in Housing law. In 2004, Mr. Birnholz founded his own firm, the law offices of Michael D. Birnholz, P.A., and has been in private practice ever since.
Mr. Birnholz specializes in landlord-tenant and condominium cases. Specifically, he represents landlords in residential and nonresidential eviction cases and he represents condominium and homeowners’ associations in the collection of unpaid assessments, including the filing of Claims of Lien and foreclosure lawsuits, as well as providing general advice and counsel to associations on their operations and procedures.
Since January 2016, Mr. Birnholz has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the Florida International University College of Law where he coordinates Housing cases for the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic.
Mr. Birnholz is a frequent speaker and presenter to various community groups and associations and has appeared on radio and television to discuss various housing law matters.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
JURIS DOCTOR, MAY 2000
ITHACA, NEW YORK
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HOTEL ADMINISTRATION), MAY 1995
THE FLORIDA BAR, MEMBER SINCE SEPTEMBER 2000
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, ADMITTED 2000
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, ADMITTED 2001
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
ADJUNCT FACULTY, MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP CLINIC
01/2016 – PRESENT
Provide instruction and guidance to law students in representation of clients in landlord-tenant, homeownership, and related matters.
LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL D. BIRNHOLZ, P.A.
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FLORIDA
FOUNDING ATTORNEY AND DIRECTOR
10/2004 – PRESENT
Founded law firm specializing in landlord-tenant (approximately 3,000 eviction cases), condominium, lien, foreclosure, and collections law for clients statewide. Manage small firm of 2 attorneys, 1 paralegal, and 1 legal assistant.
LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI, INC.
STAFF ATTORNEY/HOUSING UNIT
10/2000 – 10/2004
Specialized in litigation for homeowners’ issues, mortgage foreclosures, predatory lending claims, code enforcement matters, bankruptcies, utility disputes, residential evictions, and public and subsidized housing issues.
Guest Lecturer, FIU Hollo School of Real Estate (Graduate Program)
Guest Lecturer, FIU Business and Real Estate Program (Undergraduate Program)
Presenter & Panelist, Dade County Bar Association (various programs)
Panelist, WLRN Radio “Topical Currents”