1974, Florida; 1975, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Brookline, Massachusetts, November 22, 1948
President, Kalis & Kleiman, P.A.; 1st Trust Title, Inc., Hollywood Rotary Club, 1984/1985; Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, 1985. Trustee, Old Davie School Foundation, Inc., 1994—. Chairman, Community Redevelopment Agency, Davie, Florida, 1996-2001, Vice Chairman, 2003; Chairman, Broward County Education Facilities Authority, 1996-2001, Vice Chairman 1994-1996 and 2003-2012; Co-Chairman Davie Economic Development Council 2009—. Member, Weston Rotary Club.
Neal Kalis is a highly experienced, dedicated and a solution oriented attorney who is recognized for his multi-disciplined transactional practice, which encompasses corporate, probate, real estate, land use and zoning law.
Kalis is often called upon to handle the most complex of real estate transactions. From 1999 thru 2003, he served as the lead land use attorney in obtaining the approval for a 28 story condominium on the previous and historic Lauderdale Beach Hotel Property. In 2006, he represented a seller in Fort Lauderdale throughout a consummated $80,000,000 beachfront hotel transaction.
His clients also call on him to work with government officials and agencies, banks, property owners and the other critical links necessary to effectuate a solution to a client's problem. Kalis was one of the organizers and served as a director and general legal counsel for a local community bank from its conception in 1986 thru its merger to a larger financial institution in 2004.
The personal relationships Neal has developed in Broward County and throughout Florida over the last three decades as an active member in the legal, civil, philanthropic and government sectors of our communities have consistently proven to be invaluable in helping him to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Kalis is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbell the rating indicates an attorney has reached “the height of professional excellence” and “is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.”
His professional and business experience includes chartering, serving on the Board of and as attorney for a community bank, owning and developing land for residential and commercial projects as well as continued ownership of commercial rental properties.