Michael Sjuggerud

Michael Sjuggerud

Attorney
Location:
Cocoa, Florida
Phone:
321-639-1320 ext 108
mike@cfglawoffice.com
Fax:
321-639-9950
Email:

Mr. Sjuggerud advises financial institutions, local governments, businesses, and others on transactions involving the sale, purchase, financing, leasing, development, and use of real property. He serves as title agent on real property closings, resolves title matters, prepares legal instruments, and issues title insurance policies to owners and lenders.

Mr. Sjuggerud advises clients on commercial transactions involving the sale, purchase, financing, and use of personal property. He negotiates cross-border transactions and prepares complex contracts for domestic and foreign companies.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Real Estate
  • 20% Business Law
  • 20% Local and State Government
  • 10% International Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Washington

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • Clemson University
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
  • CIMBA Italy
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
  • University of Florida
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration (Finance)

Published Works

  • “New International Jurisdiction Rules: Foreign Companies Must Brace For Change”, International Law Office, 2011
  • “Usury claims: Challenging Grey-Zone Interest”, International Law Office, 2010
  • “Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Policy Analysis and Portfolio Review”, Banking Law Journal, 2006
  • “The Basics of Bankruptcy Risk Management when Making Consumer Loans”, Banking Law Journal, 2004
  • “Defeating the Self-Settled Spendthrift Trust in Bankruptcy”, Florida State University Law Review, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Florida State University Law Review: Notes and Comments Editor
  • Florida State University Law Review: Meritorious Service Award
  • Florida State University Law Review: Best Law Review Article
  • American Bankruptcy Institute: Medal of Excellence
  • Florida State University College of Law: Book Award, Bankruptcy Policy Seminar
  • Florida State University College of Law: Merit Award, Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Co.
  • Florida State University College of Law: Book Award, Legal Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida State University College of Law Alumni Board, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, Investor, 2015 - Present
  • Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, Partner, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, Florida), Legal Department
  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo, Japan), Foreign Lawyer
  • Holland & Knight LLP (Orlando, Florida), Lawyer

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish