Erum S. Kistemaker

Erum S. Kistemaker

Managing Partner

ekistemaker@e-kbusinesslaw.com
386-310-7997

Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker has a diverse and unique legal background which gives the firm the distinct advantage to truly understand the expectations and needs of the firm’s clients.  She is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, states, and countries, and has worked in a variety of legal settings around the world.  Erum has worked for some of the largest, leading and most respected International, National, and Local law firms; government agencies; and as In-House Counsel.  She is Licensed to practice in Florida, New York, England, and Wales, and previously worked as a Solicitor (lawyer) for one of United Kingdom’s largest international law firms, Wragge & Co., practicing in the areas of international corporate litigation and property law.  Wragge & Co. has offices in London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Birmingham, Guangzhou, Paris, and Munich.

Much of Erum’s litigation experience, skill, and knowledge was gained as an Assistant State Attorney.  During her time as an ASA, she had the privilege to litigate over ten (10) jury trials.  However, she began her “passion” for business, real property, development/construction, and Condominium and Homeowners Association Law while working as an Associate for Carlton Fields, one of the nation’s largest and leading law firms.  This “passion” was further cultivated while she served as ICI Homes’ Associate General Counsel.  Additionally, having grown up in Ormond Beach, Erum has extremely strong ties to the community and is dedicated to the service and growth of this community, whether it is through sponsoring community events, or serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Junior League of Daytona Beach, Daytona YPG and the American Cancer Society, to mention just a few.

Erum Kistemaker, an AV Rated attorney has been recognized and selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers (2016) Florida’s Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (2014 and 2015), Top Attorneys of North America in the Who’s Who Directories (2015 – 2016), Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow (2013-2014), Volusia/Flagler’s Influential Women in Business (2012), and Volusia/Flagler’s Young Business Leader (2011).  She brings over seventeen (17) years of business/real property law experience with an understanding of real-life, cost effective, business law solutions to meet the everyday and extraordinary challenges that you and your business face.

Bar Admissions & Licenses:

  • Florida, 2000
  • New York, 2001
  • England and Wales, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2003

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctorate, with honors, May 2000
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, with honors, May 1997

Previous Experience:

  • Intervest Construction, Inc. (ICI Homes), Associate General Counsel (one of the nation’s largest national residential developers and homebuilders)
  • Carlton Fields, Associate, Miami Office (one of the nation’s largest and leading law firms)
  • Wragge & Co, LLP, Associate, United Kingdom (one of United Kingdom’s largest international law firm’s)
  • Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney

Awards & Accolades:

  • AWARDED Leader in the Law, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2015-2016
  • SELECTED Top Attorneys of North America, The Who’s Who Directories, 2015-2016
  • SELECTED Largest Area Law Firms, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • AWARDED Florida Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, 2014 and 2015
  • SELECTED (Fellow) Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class (2013-2014)
  • AWARDED Influential Women in Business for Volusia/Flagler Counties by Volusia/Flagler Business Report (2012 and 2015)
  • AWARDED Young Business Leader for Volusia/Flagler Counties by the Volusia/Flagler Business Report (2011)
  • Florida Blue Key Member

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Standing Committee of the Florida Bar, Member (2015-Present)
  • Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Resident Writer of “Legally Speaking”, Breakaway Life Magazine (2014-present)
  • Dining For Women, Host of Third Annual Cookie Exchange, 2015
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow, (Inaugural class, 2013-2014)
  • The Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court, Member (2013-Present)
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Campaign Chair, Executive Council (2014)
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Executive Council (2013)
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Executive Committee, Special Events Chair (July 2012-2013)
  • United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Board of Directors (July 2011-Present)
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach, Legal Counsel (2014)
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach, Board of Directors, Secretary (2013-2014)
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach, Parliamentarian (2012–2013)
  • Junior League of Daytona Beach, Chairwoman, New Member Education/Development (2010–2012)
  • Building Association Managers of Northeast Florida, Associate Member (2008-Present)
  • American Cancer Society, Inc. Volusia/Flagler Counties, Board of Directors (2011 – 2012)
  • American Cancer Society, Inc. Volusia/Flagler Counties, Cattle Barron’s Ball, Chairwoman /Auction (2010–2011)
  • YPG, Daytona Young Professionals Group, General Counsel, Board of Directors (2010-2012)
  • Condominium and Planned Development Committee, RPPT L Section, Florida Bar, Member (2012-Present)
  • Construction Law, Section of the Florida Bar, Member (2011-Present)
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, Section of the Florida Bar, Member (2010-Present)
  • Business Law, Section of the Florida Bar, Member (2012-Present)
  • General Practice, Solo & Small Firm, Section of the Florida Bar, Member (2010-Present)
  • Trial Lawyers, Section of the Florida Bar, Member (2013-Present)
  • Volusia Building Industry Association, Legal Action Committee, Member (2009–2011)
  • Leadership Ormond Beach Class II, Graduate, Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Tomoka Community Development District, Board of Directors, Secretary (2005–2007)
  • Parker Road Community Development District, Board of Directors, Secretary (2005–2007)
  • Executive Women Counsel, Board of Directors, Secretary (2005–2006)
  • Teen Court, Honorary Judge (2006)

Seminars and Publications:

  • “Legally Speaking”, Breakaway Life Magazine, Ormond Beach, Florida, 2014-present
  • “Entrepreneur of Breakaway”, Breakaway Life Magazine, Ormond Beach, Florida, February 2015
  • “IN and OUTS Construction Lien Laws,” ICI Homes, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2005
  • “Amending Association Documents,” The Communicator, Volusia County Bar Association, January 2009
  • “How Some Associations are trying to make up for Deficits,” The Communicator, Volusia County Bar Association, November 2009
  • Panelist for the Daytona Beach Leadership Class XXXI “Cultural Diversity Program”
  • Author and editor for the Kistemaker Business Law Group E-Newsletter, published monthly

Featured Speaker:

  • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Series
  • Building Association Managers of Central Florida, Inc. – Annual Legislative Update Seminar
  • Business Expo for Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (Preventable Losses Business Law Perspective)
  • Marketing Next Expo (“Intellectual Property Business Law Perspective”) – Daytona Beach

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