Michael D. Wild – Managing Partner

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Lawyer Michael Wild | Featured Attorney Estate Planning

Michael-WildMichael D. Wild is currently the managing partner of Wild Felice & Partners, PA and a leader in his community. He serves on the Board of Directors of 2-1-1 Broward, Impact Broward, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, HANDY, ARC Broward, the Unsafe Structure Board for the City of Plantation and United Way of Broward County’s Envision Broward. He also serves on the Endowment Committees for the United Way of Broward County, ARC Broward and 211 Broward, Chairs the March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala and sits on the Jeb Bush Classic Golf Committee for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Michael was named Small Business Person of the Year for the City of Plantation, nominated for Man of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and named one of Gold Coast Magazine’s Top 40 Professionals Under 40. He has also been listed in the Wall Street Journal as one of South Florida’s Top Attorneys.

Michael has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine multiple times as a “Rising Star.” This prestigious designation, selected by other lawyers in Florida, is bestowed upon less than 3 percent of all attorneys each year and Michael is one of only two Rising Star Estate Planning Attorneys in Broward County.

Michael is designated with an “AV® Preeminent Rating” by Martindale Hubbell. An AV® certification rating is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell – a testament to the fact that his peers rank Michael at the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Michael was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006. Prior to obtaining his law degree from the University of Florida – Levin College of Law, Michael earned his B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Sports Management, also from the University of Florida. In addition to earning his undergraduate and law school degrees, Michael has worked as a Financial Associate with Alliance Bernstein and as an Operations Assistant with the Miami Dolphins.

With a genuine enthusiasm for his work, Michael is a frequent speaker to advisors and clients on the subjects of estate planning, wealth transfer, probate administration and asset protection. Michael currently lives with his wife and children in Davie, Florida.

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. Gainesville, FL 2006
  • University of Florida, B.A. Gainesville, FL 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2009

Awards and Designations

  • Man of the Year nominee – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Gold Coast Magazine’s Top 40 Professionals Under 40
  • Wall Street Journal – South Florida’s Top Attorneys
  • Small Business Person of the Year, City of Plantation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Star”
  • AV® Preeminent Rating” by Martindale Hubbell
  • A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • Lifestyle Magazine Rising Star Attorney nominee
  • Lifestyle Magazine Top Wills & Trusts Attorney nominee
  • South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine Top Wills & Trusts Attorney nominee

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 211 Broward – Board of Directors
  • Impact Broward – Board of Directors
  • Riverwalk Ft. Lauderdale – Board of Directors
  • HANDY – Board of Directors
  • ARC Broward – Board of Directors
  • United Way of Broward County: Envision Broward – Founder and Board Chair
  • Unsafe Structures, City of Plantation – Board Member
  • United Way of Broward County – Endowment Committee
  • ARC Broward – Resource Development Committee, Endowment Committee Chair
  • 211 Broward – Endowment Committee Chair, Club 211 Committee Chair
  • Six Degrees, In Full Swing – Co-Founder
  • Broward Legal Advisors – Co-Founder
  • Plantation Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (2010 – 2013)

Events

  • 211 Broward – MRC Recognition Breakfast, Chair 2014, 2015
  • March of Dimes – Signature Chef Gala, Chair 2015
  • Leadership Broward, Men of Style – Representing HANDY, 2015
  • 14th Annual Joint Tax & Estate Seminar – Chair, 2015
  • 211 Broward – National 211 Day, Captain 211, 2015
  • Lighthouse of Broward – Share the Vision, Co-Chair 2013

 

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