Michael Góngora is a member of the Firm's Community Association Law and Litigation Groups and is the lead Community Association Litigator in the Miami office. His experience representing community associations includes handling various contracts, association declarations, litigation and disputes that may arise from these and other issues. He was a partner in his own firm in Miami Beach for several years before joining Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. where he also handled commercial, municipal and family law cases, including same-sex marriage matters.
Michael’s day to day clients involve community association clients of all types including condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations where he serves as day to day general counsel. He oversees commercial and civil litigation matters related to community association clients and others, including breach of contract disputes, breach of governing documents, declaratory actions, injunctive actions and defending suits brought by residents, neighbors and contractors. He also represents clients before local governing boards and Special Masters with regarding to code compliance violations and zoning matters.
Mr. Góngora is a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) attorney and was previously a Certified Family Mediator by the Florida Bar.
Activities & Memberships
A very active member of Miami Dade County's civic, charitable, business and legal communities, Mr. Góngora served on the Miami Beach City Commission, including as Vice Mayor. He is the former Chair of the Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and former Chairman of ECOMB - the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches. He was recently elected as President of the Miami Beach Bar Association for a second term. Previously, Michael was a member of the City of Miami Beach Condominium Reform Taskforce; a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment; and a member of the City of Miami's Code Enforcement Board where he was also Vice Chair. He also served as Special Magistrate for Miami Dade County's Value Adjustment Board presiding over issues relating to property tax appeals and as a Special Master for the City of Miami Beach over code enforcement. For all of his service, Mr. Góngora received two Keys to the City of Miami Beach by two former Mayors.