About The Law Office Of Matt A. Habibi

Experienced, Dedicated & Successful

Matt A. Habibi was born and raised in South Florida.  Mr. Habibi attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale) and then Florida State University where he received his Bachelor of Science with a double major in Political Science and International Affairs with a concentration in Economics.

Mr. Habibi went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law School in New York.  Upon graduation, Mr. Habibi joined L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP as part of the professional liability defense practice group.  Mr. Habibi moved back to Florida in 2005 and joined the commercial litigation practice group at Haley, Sinagra, Paul & Toland, PA.

Thereafter, Mr. Habibi joined the Corporate Executive Board as an Associate Director with its Legal and Compliance Group.  Corporate Executive Board is a best practices research company located in Washington D.C. which provides shared-cost consulting services to Fortune 500 companies world wide.  During his time with the Corporate Executive Board, Mr. Habibi worked with the General Counsel and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer of Fortune 500 companies as they sought to identify and solve their department’s most critical and pressing challenges.  In this capacity, Mr. Habibi worked with companies such as Verizon Communications, The Home Depot, ING, Hess Corp., QUALCOMM, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Mr. Habibi started the Law Office of Matt A. Habibi, P.L. in 2009.  Mr. Habibi works primarily with real estate investors with a focus on the purchase and sale of distressed assets.  Through the law firm, Mr. Habibi supports third-party purchasers/bidders upon their acquisition of foreclosed properties.

Recent Developments In The Law

Bartram v. U.S. Bank, NA

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals finds that the recent Florida Supreme Court case of Bartram v. U.S. Bank, NA, 211 So.3d 1009 (Fla. 2016) does not require that a second foreclosure action be based on a new default date occurring after the dismissal of the prior foreclosure suit.

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Diaz v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Third-party purchaser loses certificate of title on appeal. In Diaz v. U.S. Bank, N.A., (3rd DCA 2018) the Court found that the trial court erred in denying the objection and motion to vacate sale, where the foreclosure sale was conducted while a motion for rehearing, directed at the final judgment, remained pending.

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Hemingway Villa Condo. Owners Ass'n, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank

“Paid under protest, with a reservation of all rights.” The facts in Hemingway Villa Condo. Owners Ass'n, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank (3rd DCA 2018) show that the bank paid the entire disputed amount claimed due by the Association and then sued and won in a lawsuit claiming the bank...

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