Michael T. Traficante

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 514-0377
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Professional Experience:

Michael Traficante is a shareholder of the firm and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 2006.  He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Michael’s practice is concentrated in complex commercial and civil litigation involving real property, business, construction, wills/trusts, and commercial issues. He was named a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and was recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Litigation-Real Estate.

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 2006

University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 2003

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

American Bar Association

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Trial Lawyers, Probate & Trust Law, and Business Law)

Collier County Bar Association
(Real Estate and Trial Lawyers)

American Inns of Court, Thomas S. Biggs Section

Legal Aid Service of Collier County Fundraising Development Board

American Cancer Society, Past Chair, Relay for Life of Naples

GAIN of Naples, Past Graduate

Collier County Bar Association, Director

Collier County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Foundation, Past Board Member

American Cancer Society, Volunteer

Champions For Learning, Volunteer

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Volunteer

Areas of Concentration:

Complex banking disputes

Complex commercial and civil litigation

Condominium Disputes and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

Construction transactions and disputes

Corporate and business transactions and disputes

Estate and Trust disputes

Landlord/Tenant disputes

Prosecution and defense of defamation claims

Real estate, title and boundary disputes

Representation of financial institutions, contractors, developers, professionals, employers, corporations and business entities in a variety of litigation matters at the trial and appellate level

Attorney Publications/Presentations:

Michael is a contributing author for the Florida Bar practice manual, Real Property Litigation, regarding “Defective or Lost Instruments.”

Reported Decisions:

Kountze v. Kountze, 20 So. 3d 428 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)

Rosenfield v. Emergency Physicians of Naples, 2012 WL 144 9629 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Florida Georgia Grove, LLP v. Collier County, 95 So. 3d 948 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Carlson v. VI Ltd. Ltd. Partnership, 160 So.3d 421 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2016 WL 7232197 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)

Bank of America Corp. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2017 WL 1944216 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)

Michael T. Traficante

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 514-0377
E: 

Professional Experience:

Michael Traficante is a shareholder of the firm and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 2006.  He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Michael’s practice is concentrated in complex commercial and civil litigation involving real property, business, construction, wills/trusts, and commercial issues. He was named a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and was recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Litigation-Real Estate.

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 2006

University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 2003

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

American Bar Association

Florida Bar
(Real Property, Trial Lawyers, Probate & Trust Law, and Business Law)

Collier County Bar Association
(Real Estate and Trial Lawyers)

American Inns of Court, Thomas S. Biggs Section

Legal Aid Service of Collier County Fundraising Development Board

American Cancer Society, Past Chair, Relay for Life of Naples

GAIN of Naples, Past Graduate

Collier County Bar Association, Director

Collier County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Foundation, Past Board Member

American Cancer Society, Volunteer

Champions For Learning, Volunteer

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Volunteer

Areas of Concentration:

Complex banking disputes

Complex commercial and civil litigation

Condominium Disputes and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

Construction transactions and disputes

Corporate and business transactions and disputes

Estate and Trust disputes

Landlord/Tenant disputes

Prosecution and defense of defamation claims

Real estate, title and boundary disputes

Representation of financial institutions, contractors, developers, professionals, employers, corporations and business entities in a variety of litigation matters at the trial and appellate level

Attorney Publications/Presentations:

Michael is a contributing author for the Florida Bar practice manual, Real Property Litigation, regarding “Defective or Lost Instruments.”

Reported Decisions:

Kountze v. Kountze, 20 So. 3d 428 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)

Rosenfield v. Emergency Physicians of Naples, 2012 WL 144 9629 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Florida Georgia Grove, LLP v. Collier County, 95 So. 3d 948 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Carlson v. VI Ltd. Ltd. Partnership, 160 So.3d 421 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2016 WL 7232197 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)

Bank of America Corp. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2017 WL 1944216 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)