OUR ATTORNEYS > Steven R. Braten

STEVEN R. BRATEN, SHAREHOLDER

(561) 653-2900
sbraten@rosenbaumpllc.com

Area of Practice

  • Community Association Law

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southtern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1994, Cum Laude
    • Nova Law Review, Editor in Chief, 1993-94
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1991
    • Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Experience

For over 22 years, Mr.Braten has focused his legal practice on community association law. Mr. Braten has provided comprehensive legal counsel to owner controlled community associations. This has included assisting clients with developer turnover issues, day to day corporate governance, annual elections, covenant enforcement (both in state court and arbitration), and collections. Mr. Braten also has extensive real estate experience, having served as assistant corporate counsel to one of the largest real estate developers in Southwest Florida where he served on several condominium and homeowners association boards. He also served as a resident member of the board of supervisors for a community development district and as a licensed CAM qualifier for a condominium hotel project. Mr. Braten also has a broad based civil litigation background, having represented clients in a wide range of contractual disputes.

Professional Membership

  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Community Association Institute, Gold Coast Chapter 
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2016-17 Co-Chair, Real Estate Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association

Publications

“Abracadabra: The Disappearance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage”, The Florida Bar Journal, 1995

Community Involvement

  • Aid for Victims Against Domestic Abuse, Sponsor
  • Vice Chair, Golf Advisory Committee, City of Boynton Beach
  • Student Advisory Council, Poinciana STEM Elementary

Awards

  •  Recipient of AVDA’s 30 Years/30 Faces Award
  •  2016 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine