Zinzow Law
Michael Arendall

Michael Arendall


“Humans were capable of so many amazing things, but too often they just sat making words, not doing anything.” — W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose

D. Michael Arendall is a partner at Zinzow Law. Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where so many events of the Nation’s early years took place, Michael developed a deep love for history, republican government, and the rule of law. Captivated with the stories, lessons, values, and wisdom our Founding Fathers imparted on our Nation, and determined to leave a legacy of his own, Michael found himself engrossed in local politics, civics, and government, and it was only natural that he pursue a professional career in the law. Not only does Michael carry with him the values of his Virginia roots, he also carries the skills and life lessons learned during his journey to become an Eagle Scout. A Southern gentleman, Michael has a magnanimous heart and a passion for the betterment of our country and its people. He puts these values and principles to work in his role as the firm’s Managing Attorney and in service to the wide array of business and litigation needs of our clients.


Real Estate
Commercial Litigation

Representative Legal Matters

Transactional and Real Estate Closings; Restructuring and Business Separation; Substitute and Participation Financing; Deficiency Litigation; Creditors’ Rights Litigation for National, Regional, and Community Financial Institutions; Real Estate and Complex Commercial Litigation for, among others, Institutional and Private Equity Lenders, Developers, Home Builders, Contractors, Subcontractors, Community Associations, and Municipalities


J.D., 2006, Stetson University College of Law

Leadership Development Certificate
Intern, Chambers of The Honorable Elizabeth Kovachevich, United States District Judge, Tampa

B.S., 2002, Old Dominion University

Cum Laude
Concentration: Political Science
48th Student Body President
Student Representative to the University’s Board of Visitors

Honors & Accolades

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (admitted pro hac vice, August 2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Real Property Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Title Agent, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

Community Involvement

  • North County Community Council, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Zinzow Law Foundation, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Zinzow Law Foundation, Inc.
  • 2018 Parade of Homes Steering Committee, Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • 2017 Parade of Homes Steering Committee, Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • South County Community Council, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (2007-2014)
  • Volunteer Judge, Juvenile Arbitration Program, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida (2004-2011)
  • Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet Committee, West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America (2008-2010)
  • Board of Adjustment, City of Gulfport, Florida (2008-2014); Board Chairman (2011-2014)
  • Parliamentarian, 2004 Biennial National Convention, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • Vice Chairman, Virginia Student Leadership Alliance (2000-2001)
  • Delegate, Metrotown Institute, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Richmond (1997)
  • Delegate and State Senator, Fifty-Fifth Annual Boys State of Virginia (1997)


You Spent How Much? Who Really Cares? – Discovery and Evidentiary Value of an Opponent’s Billing Records
The Florida Bar Journal, June 2017, co-authored with Jason S. Lambert, Esq.

Weaving Around the Thorny Branches of Dual Community Association Membership
, Publication of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Winter 2017

Your Lawyer is a Trusted Teammate in Building your Game Plan
Tampa Bay Builders Association’s Building Barometer, September 2016