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Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel

Siegel Law Firm - Chase Bank Building - Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Florida
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Graduate of Georgetown Univ. Law Center, both J.D. and Taxation Masters, Vanderbilt University and Sarasota High School, Mark practices primarily in the areas of commercial law and litigation, estate planning and probate, probate litigation and real estate and real estate litigation. If interested, please contact our office for a consultation.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil and Commercial Court Cases
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
Sarasota Bar Association
- Current
Florida Bar Association
- Current
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. / Masters of Laws in Taxation (1986)
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Vanderbilt University
B.A. / Economics - Business Administration (1980)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Debate Team
Superb Rated
9.7 / 10.0
Professional Associations
Sarasota Bar Association
- Current
Florida State Bar # 382736
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Sarasota, FL
Association of Caregivers
Gave presentation to caregivers about estate planning issues affecting their clients.
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Siegel Law Firm
Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered

Q. If I was to buy out a lien that's passed due how long before I can foreclose on said property
A: Sorry to say, but it is not a simple answer. It depends upon the type of lien and other factors. Is it a mortgage? If so, you need to have an assignment of the promissory or it needs to be endorsed in blank and physically given to you (a very rough summary - - see an real estate attorney). Is it a construction lien? Other requirements apply. A mechanics lien? Same. Same answer, before you pay and funds, have the transaction reviewed by an experienced real estate lawyer.
Q. was a florida law broken, if my uncle attempted to get my grandmother to sign an x on a deed while she was dying
A: Could be. Florida has strong laws against taking financial advantage of the ederly.
Q. Quit Claim Deed signed under duress without presence of Notary or witnesses. Is it binding in Florida?
A: The first step is to find out if the deed was recorded. If so, it will need two witnesses and a notary (who can also be a witness). How do you know who was present when the deed was signed? Duress and improper acknowledgments can be grounds to invalidate a deed. You or your father should speak to a real estate litigation attorney.
Q. Can a vacation rental company revoke a fully paid and signed rental agreement 4 days before the week started?
A: Would have to see the rental contract, but it sounds like a breach of contract. You may be able to sue for economic losses. Recommend that you see a real estate or business litigator in your area.
Q. I signed a lease yesterday with a waived deposit. Guarantor wasnt approved now theyre charging me $1500 for a deposit.
A: I feel your pain. Would need to read the full lease agreement.
Q. If a listing is not in the MLS, how am I to know if the price the agent is quoting is in fact the actual price
A: The actual price is the one the seller accepts. You can make an offer below, above or equal to one stated by a broker, who is obligated to present it to the seller. Of course, the seller may reject your offer, accept it or make a counteroffer.
Q. does a written offer HAVE to be presented? Believe agent has a "pocket listing"
A: Although the offer can be verbal, the contract and deed must be written.
Q. If I sold a home in 1990 and held the mortgage and was on it as a trustee only for the last 3 years and the owners got a
A: Of course, I would have to see the title documents and what and when was recorded in Official Records in the county in which the property was located, but, no, you are not responsible for the purchaser's debt. You also did not state what transaction was not recorded - - the reverse mortgage (unlikely that it would not be recorded) or your mortgage satisfaction.
Q. Maryland new condo purchased 1/17Front door lock broke$400Is it covered under warranty/condo law
A: If the condo is located in Maryland, the law of that state would apply. Not Florida law. Ask the question under Maryland law.
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Chase Bank Building
240 N Washington Blvd
Suite 450
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941) 373-0066
Fax: (941) 373-0099