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Landlord Tenant Seminar  & Board Induction

Landlord Tenant Seminar & Board Induction

Thursday, January 18, 2024
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
24 Seats Remaining

* Registration open until 1/16/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Event Details

On-site Registration is available on Thursday!


Pre-registered attendees can start to check in at 8:45 am. Doors open at 9:00 am to the room.


Free on-site parking. There is a parking lot immediately North of Bowlero (to the left when facing Bowlero entrance) or a parking garage immediately South of Bowlero (to the right when facing Bowlero entrance).


Follow the signs for the 14 North Daquiri Bar, on the North East Corner of the building, proceed to the East side of the building (across the street from CT Cantina), use the doors immediately to the left of the Box Office

What Will You Learn?

Receive five (5) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) if you attend

Landlord Basics
- 3 day – Complaints from residents who involve their lawyers
- 7 day – Airbnb (blue moon addendum)
- Violence against women act/management getting into issues they should not be involved in (tenant/tenant)/Roommate release/modifications to lease
- What is considered Rent
- Notices to enter & notices to cure
- Landlord warnings
- Rights to access (Myka’s law), deceased access, power of attorneys/court order
- Security Deposit and Advance Fees in Lieu of security deposit
- Abandonment and Skips – summary of move outs
- Smoking/Medical Marijuana
- Notice to increase rents – different in county

- Liquidated damages/termination fees/renewal provision
- Blue Moon

- Eviction Process

- Legislative Updates
- Security deposits

Premise Liability
- Premise Liability

Fair Housing Basics
- Lawful sources of income
- Modification vs accommodation
- Basic protected classes
- ESA and Service Animals
- Affordable Housing – 30-day notice (case); Section 8; rental assistance; tax credit property for programs; 45 day rule

Home-based Business
- Mixed Use Buildings (Commercial vs Residential lease) /Home based businesses

International Tenants
- Disclosure of fees

Hot Button
- Identity Theft/Fraud – fake cashier checks/Bank checks – CheckPoint ID to be a vendor


Kaye-Ann Baxter

Kaye-Ann Baxter, P.A. - Attorney - Kaye Baxter, P.A.

Kaye-Ann Baxter obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology, summa cum laude, and her Master’s Degree in International Business, magna cum laude, from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida in May of 1986 and July of 1987, respectively. After obtaining her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Kaye-Ann moved to Athens, Georgia and obtained a law degree from the University of Georgia in May of 1990. While attending law school, she clerked for various law firms in Athens, GA, Atlanta, GA, Minneapolis, MN and London, England. Kaye-Ann obtained a fellowship with the Ohio based law firm of Advocates for Basic Equality, Inc. when she graduated. She was appointed to a federal funding oversight committee by the Mayor of Toledo during her tenure. In 1994 Kaye-Ann returned to Florida to work as a community development staff attorney for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (“LSGMI”). While employed at LSGMI, she was appointed by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County to the Urban Economic Revitalization Task Force.  In 1998, Kaye-Ann ventured out on her own and established her private practice. She currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, real estate litigation and landlord-tenant law. The Law Firm also represents various affordable housing apartment complexes, public housing authorities, Section 8 and LIHTC properties in the tri-county area.

Michael Birnholz - Attorney - Law Offices of Michael D. Birnholz, P.A.

Michael D. Birnholz, Esq. is a graduate of Cornell University (BS 1995) and the University of Miami School of Law (JD 2000). From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Birnholz was a Staff Attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. where he specialized in Housing law.

In 2004, Mr. Birnholz founded his own firm, the Law Offices of Michael D. Birnholz, P.A., and has been in private practice ever since. Mr. Birnholz specializes in Landlord-Tenant and Condominium and Association law. Specifically, he represents landlords in residential and commercial eviction cases and he represents condominium and homeowners’ associations in general matters and in the collection of unpaid assessments, including the filing of Claims of Lien and foreclosure lawsuits.

Since January 2016, Mr. Birnholz has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the Florida International University College of Law where he is the Supervising Attorney for Housing-related matters for the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. Mr. Birnholz is a frequent speaker and presenter to various community groups and associations and has appeared on radio and television to discuss various housing law matters.

Ryan McCain - Partner/ Attorney - Barfield, McCain, Ayoub, P.A.

Ryan R. McCain, Esq. is a partner at Barfield McCain Ayoub, P.A.  Ryan is certified by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys and identifies Mr. McCain’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the area of Real Estate, as well his reputation for professionalism and ethics.

Ryan proudly serves as volunteer legal counsel for the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) and the South East Florida Apartment Association (SEFAA). The National Apartment Association (NAA) further retains Mr. McCain as local Florida counsel to conduct annual reviews and modifications to its Florida state-wide lease package and local legal issues. 

Ryan was honored to be inducted into the FAA’s Hall of Fame in 2023.  SEFAA has also awarded Ryan with both the President’s Award and Associate Volunteer of the Year Award with FAA.  He has been published on numerous occasions in FAA’s Multifamily Florida quarterly publication and frequently teaches Landlord-Tenant legal seminars, Fair Housing legal seminars and Certified Apartment Management (CAM) seminars to property management companies and property managers throughout the State of Florida.

Ryan has been representing apartment owners, landlords, asset managers, and property management companies since 2006.  Ryan obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2006 graduating cum laude. While at Stetson University College of Law, Mr. McCain was a senior associate for the Stetson Law Review, served as a Federal Judicial Intern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Jenkins in the Middle District of Florida, and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity.  

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Michael Swistak - Attorney - Swistak Levine, Professional LLC

Mr. Swistak is a partner at Swistak Levine, P.L., and concentrates his practice in the representation of landlords and property managers of apartment and manufactured housing communities throughout Florida.  He has significant experience with the legal issues landlords and property managers face in the operation and management of rental property, including the collection of rent, termination of tenancies, defense of fair housing and disability discrimination complaints, and tenant bankruptcy proceedings.  Mr. Swistak also assists clients in drafting leases, community rules, legal notices, and related documents, as well as counseling all aspects of residential property management.

Mr. Swistak graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in 2001, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2004.  While at DePaul, Mr. Swistak was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Society, competing in national moot court competitions. 

Mr.  Swistak is admitted to practice in all Florida, Illinois, and Michigan state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan, and Northern District of Illinois. 

Mr. Swistak enjoys spending time with his son, Hunter, and golfing. 

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*Event prices and dates are subject to change.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations and No-Shows are still responsible for payment. If you cannot attend the event, please remember that your registration is transferable for the same event. If you send someone to replace the original registrant, please ask that person to give the name of the person they are replacing at check-in. This will help prevent double billing.

Accounts Receivables: If your account is past due 60 or more days, you will not be able to register for any of our upcoming programs, seminars or educational events until your account is brought up to current. Account can be brought current through Member Compass or calling the SEFAA office at 561-447-0696.


January 18
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Registration Opens
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Landlord Tenant Seminar & Board Induction Break for Lunch to be included

For More Information:

Trish Capuano, CMP
Trish Capuano, CMP
Event Specialist SEFAA (561)447-0696

For any questions, please email

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