Marlene Kirtland Kirian
Ms. Kirian is currently a shareholder and managing partner at the law firm of Community Association Law Group where she focuses her practice on community association law. For the past two decades, Ms. Kirian has had extensive experience in the area of community association law, including collection and foreclosures, construction litigation, condominium and homeowner association covenant enforcement, contract review, and real estate matters.
She is the former Managing Partner of Becker & Poliakoff’s Orlando office, at which she practiced community association law from 2000 through 2011. Prior to being employed at Becker & Poliakoff, Ms. Kirian was an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County and had seventy-five (75) jury trials at both the felony and misdemeanor level.
Ms. Kirian is an avid speaker in the area of community association law and has spoken several times on the CAI Legal Panel, has taught the board certification course more than fifty (50) times, and has spoken on various other topics, including but not limited to, hurricane preparedness, construction defects, contract review, and other issues relating to community association law. In addition, she authored several articles regarding association matters while being employed at Becker & Poliakoff.
Ms. Kirian attended Kent State University where she majored in criminal justice and paralegal studies and graduated cum laude in 1993. She then went on to study law at the Syracuse University College of Law with a concentration in real estate law, and graduated cum laude in 1998. She is a former adjunct professor at Florida Metropolitan University where she taught paralegal students. She has been admitted to the Florida Bar since 1998, is a member of the Trial Practice Division of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Middle District of Florida.