Joseph (Joe) Stayanoff has 20 years of experience in real estate and condo & homeowners association law. He represents clients in a variety of areas, assisting condominium and homeowner associations with general matters, including covenant enforcement and restrictions, bylaw enforcement, legal opinions and advice, the transition from developer control, amending declarations, and reviewing contracts. Mr. Stayanoff’s current work also encompasses estate planning and probate.
He previously served as assistant general counsel at a multi-billion-dollar financial real estate investment firm located in Orlando, Florida, where his practice involved providing direct, internal guidance to business units on real estate contracts (sale & purchase, letters of intent, leases); review and negotiating commercial insurance policies; corporate risk management; corporate governance policies and practices; and, acquisition agreements and workouts.
A native of Indiana, Mr. Stayanoff earned his law degree from Wayne State University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Stayanoff earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Purdue University and his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan where he was a doctoral candidate in Analytical Chemistry.
Mr. Stayanoff moved from Detroit, Michigan following his graduation from Wayne State University to Orlando where he met his wife, Stacy. He has one son, David, who lives in Alexandria, VA; and he helped his wife raise her son, Jacob. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, playing with the family dogs, charcoal grilling and working in the yard, and back-country hiking in the Western US. Joe and Stacy worship at St. Andrews Chapel, Sanford, Florida.
Professional & Community Involvement
- The Florida Bar
- Member, 2002 – Present
- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2022 – Present
- Agent – Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
- Member – Attorneys’ Title Fund
- Member – Orange County Bar Association
- Member – Orlando Regional Realtor Association (Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker)
- Volunteer – Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Awards & Distinctions
- Florida Trends 2012 Legal Elite