Robert M. Schwartz, B.C.S. has been actively engaged in the practice of law in Florida for more than 50 years, has been certified by The Florida Bars Board of Legal Specialization & Education as a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer since 1987 (the year that the program began) and is a widely recognized expert in Real Property Law and Practice.
A member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (www.RPPTL.org) of The Florida Bar (www.FlaBar.org) for more than 30 years, he is a past Chair (and current member) of the Condominium & Planned Development Committee of the Section, and is currently the Lead At Large Member of the Executive Council for the 15th Judicial Circuit. He currently serves on the Commercial Real Estate, Problem Study, and Landlord Tenant Committees of the Section.
He has been a lecturer on real property subjects for more than 35 years, and a faculty member and speaker for the annual Florida Bar Advanced Real Estate Law and Certification Review Course every year from 1993 until 2018. He presented the section of the Course concerning Tenancies and Conveyances every year from 1996 thru 2018 and he currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Committee. He has been a speaker at The Florida Bar’s annual Condominium Law Seminar, Attorneys Title Insurance Fund’s Annual Assembly, and The Institute on Condominium Cluster Development sponsored by the University of Miami Law Center.
He frequently serves as an expert witness concerning Real Property matters in lawsuits throughout Florida and has repeatedly qualified as an expert witness in trials conducted in several Florida counties. Mr. Schwartz’s practice today primarily involves real estate transactions. His practice has included the representation of developers, real estate entrepreneurs, lenders, condominium associations, homeowner associations, title insurance companies, other lawyers, and individual buyers or sellers of residential and commercial properties. He has been involved in significant real estate projects such as the acquisition and development of residential communities, office complexes, and shopping centers, involving construction, sales, financing, property management, and leasing. He has also served as local counsel for out-of-state law firms, institutional lenders, and development companies.
He has been a member of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund since 1973 and is currently an attorney agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. He has been an approved closing agent for institutional lenders doing business throughout Florida.
A past President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, he has also served as the chairman of the Palm Beach County Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee. He has been an approved instructor by the Florida Real Estate Commission.
Mr. Schwartz received his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Florida College Of Law in 1971. He holds the Martindale Hubbel Directory’s highest possible rating AV.