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Marlene K. Kirian

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Biography

Ms. Kirian currently focuses her practice on community association law. Over the past twenty-four years, Ms. Kirian has had extensive experience in the area of community association law, including collection and foreclosure, construction litigation, condominium, homeowners, and co-op covenant enforcement, contract review, amendments to the governing documents, timeshare and real estate matters.

She is the former Managing Partner of Becker & Polikoff’s Orlando office, at which she practiced community association law from 2000-2012. Prior to starting her career in community association law, Ms. Kirian was an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County and had seventy-five (75) jury trials at both the felony and misdemeanor level.

Ms. Kirian is an avid speaker in the area of community association law and has spoken several times on the CAI Legal Panel, has taught the board certification course more than one hundred (100) times, and has spoken on various other topics, including but not limited to, hurricane preparedness, contract review, and other issues relating to community association law. In addition, she authored several articles regarding association matters while being employed by Becker & Polikoff.

Ms. Kirian attended Kent State University where she majored in criminal justice and paralegal studies. She graduated magna cum laude in 1993. She then went on to study law at Syracuse University College of Lw with a concentration in real estate law and graduated cum laude in 1998. She is a former adjunct professor at Florida Metropolitan University where she taught paralegal students.

She has been admitted to the Florida Bar since 1998 and is a member of the Real Property Practice Division of the Florida Bar.