Born in Hudson, New York, Mr. Rajtar moved to Florida in 1995 to attend the University of Miami School of Law. He has been a resident of Broward County, Florida since 2001.
Mr. Rajtar attended the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1991 to 1992. In 1992, he transferred to the State University of New York at Albany where he earned his degree in 1995 with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. Mr. Rajtar excelled academically at both universities by making the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students.
In 1998, Mr. Rajtar earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law and then was admitted to the Florida Bar later that year. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 2005, the United States District Court Southern District of Florida in 1999, the United States District Court Middle District of Florida in 2006, the United States District Court Northern District of Florida in 2004 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 2004.
Mr. Rajtar joined Glazer & Associates, P.A. as the Administrative Attorney for the firm in 1998. He remained with the firm until 2005, practicing in the areas of association law, commercial litigation, real estate law, construction law, landlord/tenant, collections and bankruptcy.
In 2005, he joined Kahane & Associates, P.A. as an Associate Attorney practicing association law, commercial litigation and foreclosures. He left Kahane & Associates, P.A. in 2007 and opened the firm, Rajtar & Associates, P.A. in Hollywood.
Founded in 2007 by Mr. Rajtar, Rajtar & Associates, P.A. is a full service commercial law firm with practice areas in condominium and homeowner association law, as well as real estate litigation, commercial and residential closings, commercial litigation, foreclosure defense, mortgage modifications, landlord/tenant law and collections.
Michael enjoys his role in the legal community. As a member of the South Broward Bar Association since 2008, he served on the Social Committee from 2010 thru 2015, the Board of Directors from 2009 thru 2010, as Secretary from 2011 thru 2012, Treasurer for 2012 thru 2013, Vice President from 2013 thru 2014, and President from 2014 to 2015. He continues to serve on the Board and leads their social events, including The Installation Dinner featuring a member of the Florida Supreme Court annually, their Holiday Party, as well as Meatballs and Martinis.
Mr. Rajtar is a very active member of the Broward County Bar Association where he has served on numerous committees, including the Publicity Committee and Social Committee. He was installed onto the BCBA Board of Directors in 2015 and served two terms until 2019. He continues his involvement on the Bench and Bar Committee and Professionalism Committee. He was also a participant in the Broward County Bar Association Community Outreach Program in 2011 and the recipient of the BCBA President’s Award in 2012. In addition, he currently runs the BCBA Bowling League that is now in its eleventh year and is the BCBA Committee Chair for the Inaugural Barrister Bolt 5K coming up in May 2020. This new event aims to benefit his community and the Boards of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County.
In 2018 Michael became further involved in the non-profit organizations of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Service of Broward County after he spent many years taking on pro bono cases, volunteering for the Advice & Counsel Hotline, and becoming a loyal attendee at many of their fundraising events. He is currently holding the office of Secretary on both organizations’ Board of Directors.
Mr. Rajtar also served as the former Chair of the 1998 Class Reunion Committee for the University of Miami Alumni Association, of which he is also a member and the University at Albany Alumni Association.
He was an original member of the West Broward Bar Association and served as the Inaugural President for the organization’s first two years starting in 2011, as well as the creator of the West Broward Bar Charity Golf Tournament.
As a founding member of the Florida Lawyers Network, he was the Inaugural President of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter from 2012 through 2018. He also served on the Executive Committee from 2010 thru 2011 and continues to be heavily involved with the organization as it has grown to over ten Chapters throughout South Florida.
Mr. Rajtar was a also a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce from 2007 to 2009, a founding member of the Hollywood Young Professionals and Membership Chairperson from 2008 to 2009 and is a former member of the Dade County Bar, Broward County Women Lawyers Association, Russian American Chamber of South Florida, American Bar Association and the Aventura Marketing Council among other organizations.