Salome J. Zikakis


Practice Areas

  • Real estate law, representing real property owners, purchasers, institutional lenders, private lenders, landlords, tenants, businesses and individuals
  • Commercial and residential acquisitions and dispositions
  • Mortgage loan closings and loan workouts
  • Commercial and residential lease agreements
  • Tax deferred exchanges
  • Title issues
  • Authorized title insurance agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 
  • Expert testimony in real estate litigation

Education

  • Juris Doctor with Honors, University of Florida School of Law, 1985
  • B.S. Accounting, University of Delaware, 1982; minor in Business Administration

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • Florida Bar, 1985
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law

Professional Accomplishment Highlights

  • Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2008-present)
  • Chair of the Mortgages & Other Encumbrances Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2009-2012); Co-Chair of the Capital Markets & Commercial Lending Subcommittee of the Real Property Finance & Lending Committee (2012-2015); 
  • Chair of the Residential Real Estate & Industry Liaison Committee  of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2014-present)
  • Vice Chair of the Real Estate Structures & Taxation Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (2013-2014)
  • “AV” peer rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Speaker at the Florida Bar and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section seminar “Commercial Real Estate Finance – Lessons Learned and a Brave New World” (2013, Tampa) on the topic of "Commercial Lending After the Crisis – Loan Document Issues and Provisions" 
  • Speaker at the Florida Bar and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section seminar "Advanced Commercial Real Estate Loan Document Drafting and Negotiation: Lender vs. Borrower - Key Provisions to Close the Loan" (2014)
  • Speaker at the Florida Bar and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section seminar "That's Not What You Said! The Law of Estoppel in Real Estate Transactions" on the topic of "Lender Estoppel Letters" (2015)
  • Speaker at the Florida Bar and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section seminar on Leasing on the topic of "Options & Rights of First Refusal, Execution Formalities and Guarantees" (2016)
  • Advisory Board member for Broward County for Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC
  • Board of Directors, Broward Attorneys' Real Estate Council
  • Florida licensed real estate broker
  • Attorney Chair of the Realtor/Lawyer Committee of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale (2010-2012)
  • President of Ace Title Services, Inc., a full service Florida title insurance agency  

Community Involvement Highlights

  • Graduate of Leadership Broward Senior Executive Orientation (Class of 2009)
  • Trustee, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale (2012-2013)
  • Certified through the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Vice President, South Florida Chapter, University of Delaware Alumni Association (from inception to 2015)
  • Fluent in Greek and active in the local Greek community