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My name is Kristen King  Jaiven

I empower small businesses to grow and thrive in real estate and other industries.

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Kristen King Jaiven, Esq. is an attorney that focuses her practice on the representation of small businesses, including real estate brokerages and other related business ventures. Kristen has experience with DBPR investigations, Board of Realtor complaints, commission disputes, and brokerage compliance matters. She also assists with commercial leasing, corporate operations, and implementing robust marketing plans for various types of business ventures.


Kristen currently represents the 4th Appellate District on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section’s (RPPTL) Residential Real Estate and Industry Liaison Committee and Co-Vice Chair of the RPPTL Real Estate Leasing Committee. Kristen also serves on the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee and on the Board of Directors of Signatures Gives Back, Inc. 

Previously, Kristen served as the General Counsel and Vice President of The Signature Real Estate Companies - one of the largest privately-owned real estate brokerages in the state of Florida - and as in-house counsel for American Tower Corporation focusing on commercial real estate. During law school, Kristen clerked for the South Florida Water Management District focusing on environmental enforcement matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kristen had a rewarding career as a paralegal and regulatory compliance specialist with Hilton Grand Vacations. 



B.S. in Legal Studies, University of Central Florida 

J.D. St. Thomas University School of Law 

LL.M. in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School

Bar Admission



Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section’s Rising Star

for Real Estate, 2022 


Signature Talks Forms and Technology

Sun Sentinel | May 8, 2022


What is an Exclusive Buyer Broker Agreement and How Are They Used in Florida Residential RealEstate Transactions? 

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar’s

Fall 2020 | ActionLine Issue


Text Marketing Basics – An Introduction to the Regulation of Text Message Marketing.

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar’s

Spring 2020 | ActionLine Issue


Chapter 4 - Regulating Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations for the Well-Being of Farm Animals, Consumers, and the Environment in What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?

(Randall S. Abate, ed., ELI Press, Sept. 2015) (Co-author Chapter 4). Second edition 2020. This piece was also featured in the June 2020 issue of the Environmental Law Reporter.

The Value of South Florida Real Estate when A1A is Under Water: Sea Level Rise and Private Property Rights.

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar’s

Spring 2015 | ActionLine Issue (Co-author)


A Proposed Reconciliation of Stakeholder Interests in the GE Soybean Industry and Role of Earth Jurisprudence Principles

(10 Fla. A&M U. L. Rev. 2014)



Buyer Broker Agreement Mastermind - Board of Realtors Presentation

(2023 & 2024)

Full Disclosure: Understanding the Responsibilities of

Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate Transactions -  Presentation for Legal Aid

(October 2023)

43rd Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar:

Security Deposits, Preemption, and Notice Requirements: A Review of Changes to the Landlord Tenant Act

(July 2023)

Florida Bar/RPPTL CLE Master the New FR/BAR 2021 Residential

Real Estate Contracts & Riders

(October 2021)

Signature School of Real Estate, LLC – Guest Lecturer on FR/Bar Contract Updates

(October 2021)

Florida Bar CLE - Appraisal and Financing Contingencies in the FR/Bar Residential Contracts (Course Developer and Presenter)


Signature School of Real Estate, LLC – Guest Lecturer on the topics of time management, career building, and wellness topics.

Florida Bar CLE - Sharing Physical Space in a Digital World (Course Developer and Presenter)


Signature School of Real Estate, LLC – Legal Update Team Rules and Reporting (Course Developer and Presenter)


Florida Bar CLE - Revising 2G Cell SITE Leases in a 5G World (Presenter)


Florida Bar CLE – Law for Lawyer’s Own Business – Negotiating Leasehold Estates (Presenter)


Beyond Pesticides - 33rd National Pesticide Forum - Agricultural Justice, Age of Organics and Alligators Protecting Health, Biodiversity, and Ecosystems (Panelist - Recent Developments in Agricultural Law)



FAMU School of Law Animal Law and Policy Seminar Course (Guest Lecturer – Food Waste)


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