About The Elias Law Firm, PLLC

Proudly Serving Clients in Miami-Dade County, South Florida & Throughout Florida

The Elias Law Firm, PLLC was established to offer services typically associated with larger law firms but at reasonable prices and in a client-friendly atmosphere. As the leading transactional boutique law firm in the area, we serve clients from Miami-Dade County, South Florida and across the State of Florida. Our practice areas include real estate (commercial and residential), corporate, estate planning/asset protection, bank/lender representation, probate, guardianship, zoning consulting, governmental relations and health care planning.

Founded by Robert Elias, The Elias Law Firm, PLLC is committed to client satisfaction and putting your needs first. We take the time to understand your circumstances and/or transaction and determine the path that will lead to the best results. Our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff have the skills and expertise to deliver results that will meet and/or exceed your expectations.

We are proud to be actively involved in civic, business and charitable endeavors throughout South Florida. Additionally, our staff is fully trilingual in Spanish, English and Portuguese, which allows us to better serve our increasingly international clientele.

To learn more about our firm, staff or practice areas, contact us today by calling (305) 823-2300. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with all of your legal and business consulting needs.

Meet Our Founder – Robert Elias


Mr. Elias is a native South Floridian. He attended Miami Country Day School in Miami Shores and supplemented his secondary education by attending summer programs at both Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.) and Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn). He obtained his undergraduate degree (BBA with an emphasis in Finance at the Edwin Cox School of Business) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Elias then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.


During law school, Mr. Elias worked in the legal department of Carnival Cruise Lines. Upon graduation, Mr. Elias initially practiced law in the Miami office of Kimbrell & Hamann, P.A., where his primary areas of concentration included real estate workouts, transactions, and litigation. A significant portion of Mr. Elias’ time was devoted to the representation of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in their various capacities as receivers for federally-insured financial institutions.

Mr. Elias also practiced with the Miami office of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza & Guedes, P.A. where he concentrated on land use/zoning, commercial leasing, commercial real estate transactions and governmental work as a member of the Real Estate Department. Mr. Elias has practiced law in Miami Lakes since 2001. He is the Managing Principal of The Elias Law Firm, PLLC which is a transactional boutique law firm specializing in real estate, bank/lender representation, corporate law, estate planning/probate and asset protection. Mr. Elias has closed real estate and other transactions well in excess of $2 Billion on behalf of clients during that time.

Mr. Elias is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. Mr. Elias was awarded an AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating for professional excellence. Mr. Elias was also named to the exclusive list of South Florida’s Top-Rated Lawyers by American Lawyer Media.


Mr. Elias was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Apollo Bank until its sale to Seacoast Bank (NASDAQ: SBCF) in 2023.  During that time, the bank grew from approximately $150 Million in assets to over $1 Billion. Mr. Elias served on the Compliance Committee and also Chaired the Compensation Committee of the Bank. Mr. Elias concurrently served as a founding director of the bank holding company, Apollo Bancshares, Inc from and after its formation in 2008. Additionally, he served as outside counsel to the bank in a variety of matters including commercial/residential real estate loans, C&I (commercial and industrial) loans, loan participations and various other general matters at the bank.


Outside of law and banking, is extremely active in the community and children’s charities in particular. Mr. Elias was honored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities as one of their “12 Good Men” for community involvement, civic service, and commitment in and to South Florida. He currently co-chairs their annual 12 Good Men luncheon and serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Elias is past President of the Miami Lakes Bar Association. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Inc., among the largest chapters in the nation’s premier wish-granting organization and remains an active member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Foundation. Mr. Elias is a former founding member of the Jr. Board of Directors of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. He is a past appointee by a Chairperson of the Miami-Dade County School Board to the Blue-Ribbon Task Force on Ethics. The Mayor of the Town of Miami Lakes appointed Mr. Elias to the Town of Miami Lakes Economic Development Committee.



Our Guiding Principles

Our clients’ interests always come first.

Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our own success will follow.

We take great pride in the professional quality of our work.

We are determined to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety and volume of activity, we would rather be among the best than among the biggest.

We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do.

While recognizing that the old way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find a better solutions to our client’s issues.

We stress teamwork in everything we do.

We have found that team effort often produces the best results.

We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our clients and to develop legal services and strategies to meet those needs.

We know that the world and business of law will not stand still and that complacency will not enable us to achieve goals and results for our clients.

We regularly receive confidential information as part of our normal client relationships.

To breach a confidence or to use confidential information improperly or carelessly would be unthinkable.

Our assets are our people and reputation.

If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore. We are dedicated to complying fully with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends upon strict adherence to this standard.

Our business is highly competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships.

However, we must always be fair competitors and must never denigrate other legal service providers.

Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our law firm.

We expect firm employees to maintain high ethical standards in everything they undertake, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.