Michael R. Whitt
Partner

2400 First Street
Suite 300
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Michael R. Whitt is a trial-tested attorney with 34 years of experience, concentrating his trial practice in the areas of business litigation, eminent domain and real estate disputes. Mike’s experience includes a wide array of business and real estate litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, zoning and land use, boundary and title disputes, housing discrimination, defense of ADA claims, community association litigation, as well as trademarks, trade secrets, construction litigation, fraud claims and whistleblower actions. Mike is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Business Litigation. In these areas, and throughout the trial process, Mike has counseled individuals and small businesses, as well as Fortune 100 companies, internationally known recording artists, and foreign individuals and businesses.

Mike also leverages his deep understanding of eminent domain laws and his knowledge of government and construction regulations to counsel his clients through all stages of the eminent domain process, from initial acquisition procedures through litigation, and maximize the compensation they receive.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present
  • Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP, 2014-18
  • Partner, Becker & Poliakoff, 1990-2014

Credentials

Education

Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1987

 

Northern Kentucky University, B.S., 1984

Community Involvement

Reciprocal Ministries International

 

McGregor Student Ministry

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Real Estate, 2021-22; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2022

 

Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

 

Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2021

 

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 1987

 

U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee

 

Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, President, 2018-19

 

Southwest Florida Federal Bar Association, Member