Transit Village developer ordered to shut down law practice

Michael Masanoff
Michael Masanoff

Michael Masanoff, a developer tapped to build a $300 million Palm Beach transit village, has given up his ability to practice law. The Florida Supreme Court called the act “tantamount to disbarment.”

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Masanoff asked the Florida Bar for a “disciplinary revocation,” rather than contest allegations that he worked both sides of the real estate deal, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The Supreme Court has given him 30 days to close his practice. He is eligible to reapply for admission in five years.

“I haven’t practiced law for quite some time,” he said Thursday. “I just didn’t feel like I wanted to be a lawyer anymore. I should have retired from the practice of law a long time ago.” [PBP] Christopher Cameron

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