Michael Liss

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About Michael Liss

Michael J. Liss, Esq. is a business and real estate attorney whose office is located Downtown. He resides in “Midtown”. He has a son who is graduating Spanish River High and a daughter at college in Tallahassee, who also graduated Spanish River. He is married, and always available to serve his community. Aside from the DBA he co-chairs two committees at the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, serves on the board of his HOA, and is always seeking what is possible by bringing community members together.
5 Oct 2017

BOCA RATON’S 2020 VISION: Moving from Coast to Campus

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|8 Comments

Our City Council has voiced support for Boca Raton’s 2020 Vision initiative, and has chosen to fund “Phase 1- The Downtown Waterfront”.  This year will finally see the Wildflower blossom, made one with Silver Palm Park.  The waterfront aspect of the Vision is a work in progress.  But, Boca’s 2020 Vision is “From Coast to [...]

7 Aug 2017

Walk With the Alliance | the DBA of Boca

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

The next DBA General Membership Meeting is on Wednesday, August 9th at 5:45 p.m. at The Hyatt Place in Downtown Boca JOIN THE DBA TEAM Want to represent YOUR business? SO DO WE! Join the Downtown Business Alliance of Boca Raton's team on behalf of yourself or your business. Begin fundraising towards a cure and join [...]

20 Jul 2017

Back to the Future! “BOCA RATON AMENDED DOWNTOWN PLAN” circa 1995

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|16 Comments

“Given the demonstrated preference of major offices, corporate headquarters, and individual firms for Boca Raton, Downtown needs to concentrate on capturing a share of this market….As congestion continues to increase in western areas, Downtown must become seen as a viable and desirable location. Additional office development is fundamental to developing the synergy between sites necessary [...]

10 Jul 2017

BocaWatch’s Guest Commentary: Michael Liss, Founder of Downtown Business Alliance, on ‘Midtown Boca’ and ‘Mizner 200’

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

I have spent time pondering Midtown and Mizner 200, amidst the dialogues.  For context, I own a home in Midtown and own a law firm Downtown.  As a lawyer with an understanding of real estate law, I fully understand that owners of land, generally, have the right to do what they want with their properties.  [...]

19 Jun 2017

Boca Vision 2030: A Worthwhile Idea

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

A house divided against itself cannot stand.  It is high time for us to look at our divisions and realize that we are all diminished by the many “us vs. them” perpetuations which keep Boca from reaching its greatest potential.  Division is not a functional approach to advance a city’s greatness. ONE BOCA - VISION [...]

25 May 2017

Business Organizer: Addressing City Council ‘Shortcomings’

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

As a citizen, a business owner and as an organizational leader within the City of Boca Raton, I am an unabashed enthusiast of this town, its people, its beauty, its everything-including its government. However, as someone who frequents City Hall public sessions, I see three shortcomings in how our government functions, and I would like [...]

18 May 2017

How Downtown is Doing Business – An Update On the DBA

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

From the lack of a cohesive business community Downtown amid a growth boom, the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA) was formed just months ago.  A board is in place working hard at providing value for its members.  The DBA of Boca is not like any other Boca organization.  There are no membership tiers.  There is no [...]

27 Apr 2017

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Michael J. Liss, President, Downtown Business Alliance of Boca Raton

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

The Downtown Business Alliance of Boca Raton was founded to transform the experience of owning a business and working in Downtown Boca Raton. I founded it after I moved my law practice Downtown last summer. It was born from a recognition that, until now, there has been no “business community” in this great city’s central [...]

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