- Shepard Broad Law School, Juris Doctor, 1992
- Tulane University, Bachelor of Science, 1988
Organizations & Affiliations
Florida Bar Member since 1992
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11th Circuit – Past Chairperson
North Dade and the Beaches Real Estate Council of Attorneys – Current President
Florida Bar Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section – Multiple Committee Member
Miami Beach JCC – Board of Director
Since his admittance to the Florida Bar in 1992, Michael S. Tobin has taken
great pride in the practice of law and leads a successful real property law
firm caring for the individual needs of its clients. Having grown up
watching his father work deals as a broker and property manager,
Michael’s sense of pride in his work is personal.
Michael’s practice focuses primarily on real property transactions and
disputes—both residential and commercial. His practice includes
significant work as a title insurance agent, and he works with a large
number of banks and mortgage lenders. Michael represents a number of
licensed real estate brokers in commission disputes and licensing issues.
He also handles probate and estate matters. Michael constantly draws on
his past legal experiences and his large network of contacts in both the
legal and related real estate industries to help his clients navigate and
resolve their legal issues.
Michael’s work ethic developed and refined in law school, remains at the
core of his professional practice as an attorney. During his education, he
invested substantial time in trial and moot court competitions at the
Broward County Courthouse and clerked for many small and mid-sized
firms. Michael learned important lessons from every attorney he worked
for. Client relations, negotiation with opposing attorneys, practice
management, and courtroom decorum were all part of his real-life law
curriculum. This served him well when was hired immediately out of law
school by a well-respected Miami firm.
After passing the bar in 1992, Michael S. Tobin worked as an associate for
Rosenberg & Rothman, P.A. In 1994, Tobin and Michael Rothman partnered
to form the firm of Rothman & Tobin, P.A, which after 22 successful years
became Tobin & Associates P.A., upon Mr. Rothman’s retirement from
private practice. The Firm recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Michael has created a company culture centered around caring for the
needs of its clients. Having employees invested in this mission allows him
to provide great benefit and value, with the experience and expertise to
back it up.
Michael frequently lectures for real estate brokers, lenders and young
attorneys on matters of real property law. He is extensively involved in
the broader legal and real estate communities. He is an active member of
the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, past
Chairperson of the 11th Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee,
current President of the North Dade & the Beaches Real Estate Council,
and Board member of the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center.
Michael’s deep local roots enhance the sense of pride he has in his
ongoing legal career. Staying consistent with the principals of the firm
that he and Mr. Rothman first founded, Michael plans to continue
advocating for his clients for many years to come.