MARTIN S. AWERBACH

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Areas of Practice

  • Title Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Transactions

MARTIN S. AWERBACH is Board Certified as a real estate lawyer by The Florida Bar. He has an extensive background in real property law and is particularly knowledgeable and experienced in real estate title and title insurance law. Unlike most Board Certified real estate lawyers, Mr. Awerbach primarily practices as a litigator in real property and commercial cases. He is often retained as a consultant, and has testified in both the state and federal courts as an expert witness on real estate, real property titles, and title insurance matters. Mr. Awerbach received his baccalaureate degree from Rutgers College and his Juris Doctor from The Rutgers University School of Law - Camden.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Awerbach was Vice President and Associate Regional Counsel for Safeco Title Insurance Company's southeast region, consisting of Florida and five other southern states. Before that, he was a Florida State Counsel for USLIFE Title Insurance Company. In 1986, he entered private practice and started the firm that expanded to become Awerbach│Cohn.

Mr. Awerbach is a Vice Chair of the Real Estate Certification Review Course Committee, of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and a member of the Florida Land Title Association Claims Prevention, Avoidance and Education Committee. He is also on the RPPTL Section’s Executive Council, and a member of the Real Property Litigation Committee, the Real Property Problem Study Committee, and the Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee. He is a past chair of The Florida Bar Real Estate Law Certification Committee, the Real Property Litigation Committee, and the Real Property Law Committee of the Clearwater Bar Association. He is a lecturer at the annual RPPTL Section’s Real Estate Certification Review Course, a frequently requested lecturer at continuing education seminars for attorneys and title insurance professionals, and is co-author of several seminar publications.

Education:

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey. Juris Doctor
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Baccalaureate Degree

Admitted:

  • Florida, 1983
  • New Jersey, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Published Works:

  • Examining and Evaluating Title to Real Property in Florida, Co-Author
  • Florida Title Insurance, Co-Author
  • Real Estate Litigation, Co-Author
  • Resolving Real Estate Title Defects, Co-Author

Certifications/Specialties:

  • Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, Florida Bar

Seminar Lecture Participation:

  • Real Estate Certification Review Course
  • Examining and Evaluating Title to Real Property in Florida
  • Florida Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Resolving Real Estate Title Defects
  • Frequently Requested Lecturer for Continuing Education Seminars for Attorneys and Title Insurance Professionals

Affiliations:

  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • RPPTL Real Estate Certification Review Course
  • RPPTL Real Property Litigation Committee
  • RPPTL Real Property Problem Study Committee
  • RPPTL Title Insurance and Title Insurance Liaison Committee
  • Florida Land Title Association Member, Claims Prevention, Avoidance and Education Committee
  • Clearwater Bar Association Member and Past Chair of Real Property Law Committee

Past Positions:

  • Safeco Title Insurance Company, Vice President, Associate Regional Counsel
  • USLIFE Title Insurance Company, Florida State Counsel