- Shepard Broad Law School, Juris Doctor, 1992
- Tulane University, Bachelor of Science, 1988
Organizations & Affiliations
- The Florida State Bar Association, Member
- Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Chairman
- Florida Bar Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, Committee Member
- North Dade and the Beaches Real Estate Council, Vice President
- Miami Beach JCC, Board Member
Michael S. Tobin, a founding shareholder of Rothman & Tobin, P.A, has deep roots in South Florida.
Admitted to practice law in Florida in 1992, Tobin’s interest in real property developed at a young age with his father’s work as a real estate broker and property manager for a Miami Beach family with large real estate holdings.
As an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, a city that left an indelible impression on him, Tobin worked alongside many attorneys in various arenas. After graduation, he worked for a South Florida bank where he learned banking from many standpoints, an invaluable experience which continues to inform his law practice.
In 1989, Tobin enrolled in the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. Tobin spent a significant amount of time in the Broward County Courthouse for moot court and trial competitions, and he clerked for a number of law firms. He likewise interned in the City Attorneys’ office of the City of Miami Beach, Florida.
In 1994, Tobin partnered with Michael Rothman to form Rothman & Tobin, P.A. Tobin’s practice focuses on real estate transactions and disputes – residential and commercial, as well as all aspects of title insurance and mortgage financing. Tobin draws on his past legal experiences and many contacts in the real estate, banking, and title insurance industries to edify his practice. He finds great satisfaction helping clients navigate and resolve complex legal issues.
Over the course of his career, Tobin has served on a number of real property committees. An active member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, he currently serves as Chairperson of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee – 11th Circuit. Tobin is a founding member and current Director of the North Dade and the Beaches Real Estate Council. Tobin lectures extensively to Florida Bar groups, real estate councils, banks, and real estate professionals regarding all facets of real property law. Tobin also regularly represents real estate professionals in ethics and arbitration disputes.