Michelle G. Trca, Esquire

Attorney / Business Owner

Legal Experience:

1997 – Present, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Represent investors and lenders in commercial, industrial and residential real estate, business purchases and sales (asset or stock/equity purchases) and loan transactions/closings throughout Florida. Includes acquisition, development, financing, leasing, disposal and I.R.C. Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Agent for premier global and U.S. title insurance providers. Experienced in permanent, participating, construction, conduit and private loans, SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, homeowners’ association and reverse mortgage loans. Also handle probate administration for decedents’ families. Connect with me on Linked In at:  http://linkedin.com/in/michelle-trca-0802337b

Prior Employment:

WCI Communities/Westinghouse Communities, Inc., Senior Counsel,  Coral Springs, Florida, 1995-1997 – concentrated on the development of Heron Bay, a luxury, master-planned community and former home of the PGA Tour

Mobil Land Development (Southwest) Corporation/ Desert Mountain Properties,  Consultant, Scottsdale, Arizona 1990-1991 – concentrated on the development of Desert Mountain, a luxury, master-planned community and home of the PGA Champions Tour

SunCor Development Company, subsidiary of Arizona’s largest corporation, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, 1988-1989 – concentrated on luxury, master-planned communities

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate and Loan Transactions
  • Title Insurance Agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Business Acquisition / Disposal
  • Representation of Developers, Lenders, Investors & Individuals
  • Contracts
  • Closings
  • Entity Formation
  • Decedent Estate Administration – Probate
  • Litigation – Referral to Qualified Attorneys

Licensure and Designations:

  • Attorney, The Florida Bar (1994)
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Maryland (1993, currently inactive)
  • Real Estate Broker, State of Florida (2009)
  • U.S. SBA 504 Closing Counsel Certified by NADCO (2009-2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Very Highly Rated in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards


Juris Doctorate, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, 1994
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, magna cum laude, Western International University, Phoenix, Arizona,1990

Representative Clients:

CBC National Bank
Fund-Ex Solutions Group, LLC
Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC
HomeBanc, N.A.
Paradise Bank
Professional Bank
Poppy Bank
Regent Bank
Regions Bank
SouthState Bank, N.A.
Stone Bank
T Bank
Wachovia Small Business Capital/Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

WCI Communities

Charter School Developers

Private Investors & Consortiums

Decedent Heirs


Available upon request

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University, College of Business, School of Accounting

Guest Lecturer, Graduate LL.M. Program in Real Property Development, University of Miami School of Law

People’s Law School under the auspices of the Broward County Bar Association

Community Activities:

Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (FLAGGL)

Secured Finance Network

Women in Financial Services (WIFS)

Broward County Meals on Wheels (prior years)

Regent Bank, Advisory Board Member (prior years)

Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW); Past Member, Board Member, Legal Counsel &  Golf Tournament Chair

The Florida Bar, Real Properly, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member and past Executive Council Member

Broward County Bar Association, Past Chair of 3 Sections–Law-Related Education and two years Sports & Social

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honoree – Ft. Lauderdale’s Finest Singles

St. Thomas University School of Law Golf Tournament Host Committee Member

South Florida Super Bowl XXXIII VIP Host Committee Member

Breeder’s Cup Host Committee Member

Honda Classic Host Committee Member

Broward County Youth Mentor