Michael J. McCabe, is a shareholder at McCabe & Ronsman and practices in the areas of construction, real estate, community association law, eminent domain, land use, and government. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2005 while continuing to work as a Professional Engineer.
Mr. McCabe has extensive experience in representing community associations in a variety of matters, including collections, association governance, election disputes, enforcement of association governing documents, construction and design defect claims, and mediation and arbitration with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Mr. McCabe has represented construction professional and corporations in contract negotiations and dispute resolution. His eminent domain, environmental, and land use practice includes the filing of applications and the organization, preparation, and presentation of disputed matters. He has represented clients before municipalities and county zoning authorities as well as state and local government agencies.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. McCabe worked as a civil engineer for seven (7) years as an aviation, transportation, and structural engineer. Through this experience, he obtained a general contracting license. His experience in construction includes scheduling, estimating, contract negations, contract agreements, performance bonds, utility agreements, right-of-way acquisition, and project management.
Mr. McCabe is admitted to practice law in Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He was appointed as a Special Magistrate in St. John’s County. He also serves as counsel to the Town of Hastings. Mr. McCabe also provides legal counsel to the Industrial Development Board and the County Code Enforcement Board in St. Johns County.