Michael C. Kelley is an attorney in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group.
Michael’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation, as well as transactional matters involving construction projects and the acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate. He counsels businesses that develop, own, build, occupy and invest in real estate or construction projects, helping them to make better, more profitable decisions and preserve longstanding relationships and economic value. Michael helps his clients anticipate, prepare for and defend against litigation proactively, or when a dispute must be resolved, utilize litigation efficiently and effectively. He represents clients in the construction and real estate industries, including corporations, builders, developers, designers and high-end investors in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.
Prior to joining Shutts, Michael was the Chief Development Officer and in-house counsel for a private equity and development company. His legal experience includes complex business litigation, real estate and corporate transactional work, repositioning and restructuring construction and development projects, contracts management for a global energy company and in-house support for a construction supply company. He previously served as a clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Florida, Michael G. Williamson. Before entering the practice of law, Michael served in ownership, economic feasibility, sales, management, finance and support roles for various construction and development businesses. Michael grew up in Orlando, working in his family’s construction business.