Michael B. Gilden is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar and he is KO’s partner heading the firm’s Family Law practice throughout Florida, as well as various other jurisdictions throughout the country. Mr. Gilden is also an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney in both legal ability and ethics, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the most widely recognized attorney rating organization in the United States. Mr. Gilden was recently recognized with a Client Distinction Award presented by martindale.com and Lawyers.com.
Mr. Gilden represents a wide-ranging client base in divorce, parenting disputes, paternity, post-dissolution enforcement, modification and other related matters. Mr. Gilden represents clients with complex business valuation issues, as well as sensitive and intricate matters concerning custody and other child related issues. Additionally, Mr. Gilden negotiates and drafts complex Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, as well as other forms of marital contracts. Mr. Gilden’s practice also includes serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in contested matters representing the interests of children as selected by his colleagues and as appointed by the Courts. Mr. Gilden, who is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Mediator, is often selected to serve as a mediator by the Courts, as well as by his colleagues in efforts to resolve complicated marital related cases.
Prior to joining KO, Mr. Gilden practiced at the national firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP and South Florida’s family law boutique of Miller, Schwartz & Miller, P.A. Mr. Gilden earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami. He earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern Law School where he received a full academic scholarship as a Goodwin Scholar. While at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Mr. Gilden served as a senior staff member for the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law and was published in the Journal’s Fall 2000 edition. Also, Mr. Gilden graduated from the American Bar Association’s 2007 Family Law Trial Advocacy Program.
Mr. Gilden is a frequent lecturer on Marital & Family Law topics throughout the State of Florida and he has written articles featured in numerous publications, including the Miami Herald, the Daily Business Review, Sprinkles Magazine, and Moves Magazine. Mr. Gilden is often quoted as an expert on family law topics in various publications, including Entrepreuer.com, TheStreet.com, and Law360. In 2013, Mr. Gilden was featured in an episode of the popular VH1 reality television program, Basketball Wives, in connection with his representation of Evelyn Lozada in her divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
Mr. Gilden is one of the select lawyers in the State of Florida to be Board Certified in Marital & Family Law, an achievement which requires extensive academic and trial experience, as well as judicial and peer approval. In 2014, Mr. Gilden was named by the Daily Business Review as one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 years of age in South Florida. He has been named in each edition of Florida Super Lawyers since 2009, as well as each edition of the South Florida Legal Guide since 2012. Additionally, Mr. Gilden has been named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in the National Law Journal. Mr. Gilden is a Past-President of the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is the Past-Chairperson of The Florida Bar Family Law Section Parenting Education Course Committee, the Past-Secretary of the Equitable Distribution Committee, and a former member of the Legislation, Support, and Continuing Education Committees. Mr. Gilden served as the Past-Chairperson for The Florida Bar Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.
When not practicing, Mr. Gilden is busy coaching youth sports teams with his three children. In 2013, Mr. Gilden started a charity organization called From Fantasy to Reality, Inc., which organizes fantasy sports leagues who then donate the entry fees to worthy charities throughout the country.