Erum S. Kistemaker

Managing Attorney
(386) 310-7997

Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker has been practicing law for over two decades and 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. She has concentrated her practice in Community Association Law (Condo/HOA) and Real Property Law for over 16 years.

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.

Litigation Experience:

Erum’s litigation experience was gained as an Assistant State Attorney. During her time as an ASA, she had the privilege to litigate over ten (10) jury trials and has since litigated numerous Civil Cases (including foreclosures) to successful conclusion (including obtaining numerous judgments).

Dispute Resolution:

Erum has arbitrated and mediated numerous cases to successful conclusion.

Community Association, Real Property, and Business Law:

Erum’s “passion” for Community Association Law (Condo/HOA), Business, Real Property, and Development/Construction started while working as an Associate for Carlton Fields, one of the nation’s largest and leading law firms and as Associate General Counsel with ICI Homes (One of the Largest private developers and builders in the Nation). Erum continues to concentrate her practice in these areas, with a concentration and specialization in Community Association Law & Litigation by assisting Associations and Individuals with everything from collections, covenant enforcement, amendments, legal opinions, litigation and dispute resolution through the Boutique Law Firm of Kistemaker Business Law Group.

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


  • 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 10 BEST ATTORNEYS – Real Estate Law 2018
  • AWARDED Top Attorneys of North America, The Who’s Who Directories, 2015-2016
  • SELECTED Largest Area Law Firms, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • AWARDED Florida Super Lawyer, 2016-2019
  • AWARDED Leader in the Law, Florida Association for Women Lawyers 2016
  • AWARDED Florida Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, 2014 and 2015
  • AWARDED Influential Women in Business for Volusia/Flagler Counties by Volusia/Flagler Business Report (2012, 2015, and 2017)
  • AWARDED Young Business Leader for Volusia/Flagler Counties by the Volusia/Flagler Business Report (2011)
  • SELECTED (Fellow) Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class (2013-2014)
  • SELECTED Largest Area Law Firms, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Florida Blue Key Member and Alumni – University of Florida

Florida Bar

  • Member, Real Property, Probate, Trust Law Section (2004-Present)
  • Executive Committee Member for Condominium & Planned Development Law (2008-Present)
  • Legislative Committee (2015)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Standing Committee (2015-Present)
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow (Inaugural Class, 2013-2014)
  • The Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court, Board Member (2014-2019)

Task Forces

  • Senate Bill 4D Substantive Task Force
  • Education Task Force

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

  • Member (2009-Present)
  • Board Member, CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE (2017-Present)
  • Subcommittees: Development, Membership, JNC Oversight (2017-2019)

Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers

  • Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • Member (2008-Present)
  • Chapter Representative to FAWL (2017-Present)
  • President (2015-2017)

United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties

  • Board of Directors (2013-2018)
  • Campaign Chair, Executive Council (2014)
  • Executive Council (2013)
  • Executive Committee, Special  Events Chair (2012-2013)

Junior League of Daytona Beach

  • Sustainer Member (2017-Present)
  • Legal Counsel (2014)
  • Board of Directors, Secretary (2013-2014)
  • Parliamentarian (2012-2013)
  • Chairwoman, New Member Education/Development (2010-2012)

Building Association Mangers of Volusia County

  • Associate Member (2008-Present)
  • Presenter and Panelist, Various topics (including Legislative Update)
  • Board Member (2009-2011)

American Cancer Society of Volusia/Flagler Counties

  • Board of Directors (2011 – 2012)
  • Cattle Barron’s Ball, Chairwoman /Auction (2010-2011)

Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce

  • Leadership Class, Class II

Publications & Presentations

  • Instructor with the Condo Division DBPR: “Homeowner & Condo Board of Director Certification Course” and “Legislative Update”
  • Writer of “Legally Speaking” publication, Breakaway Life Magazine (2014-2018)
  • Instructor of Education Seminars for Community Association Managers and Board Members

Over 2 decades of Experience with Accolades Including:

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Superb AVVO Rating Status
    10 out of 10
  • Who’s Who – Top Attorneys of North America
  • 10 Best Real Estate Attorneys – Florida

Licensed to Practice in:

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