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Celebrating 40 Years of Sage Real Estate & Estate Planning Counsel

“Time flies when you’re having fun!” We are thankful for the 1000s of valued clients who have turned to Hagen Law for conscientious, proactive counsel when buying and selling real estate, formulating estate plans, dealing with loved one’s estates and contesting local property taxes. We remain committed to providing personable, reliable guidance in this increasingly complex world. Please call us for assistance. Thank you.

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Attorney Michael S. Hagen

Michael S. Hagen, an AV rated attorney, has practiced law in Fort Myers since 1985.

He was the Lee Co. Property Appraiser’s in-house attorney from 1994-2003, litigating 100+ property tax lawsuits, 1000’s of Value Adjustment Board hearings and administering exemptions, commercial and field data departments. Hagen formed the Hagen Law Firm in 2003 and remains as excited about his work and as committed to his clients as the first day that he “hung out his shingle.”

Hagen Law Firm provides proven real estate and estate planning / probate strategies and legal services to its SW FL clients. Drawing upon Michael Hagen’s 38 years of practice and our dedicated support staff’s expertise, the firm employs a team approach to every client’s case. Under Hagen’s direction the firm endeavors to provide solid, cost-conscious problem solving strategies and it strives to maintain a reputation for excellence, honesty, integrity and high quality legal services.

Twin Focus

For real estate law and estate planning and probate, our team transacts real estate closings and issues title insurance through THE FUND/Attorneys’ Title.


We represent buyers and sellers, draft contracts, deeds, leases and agreements. HLF also provides representation or mediation of disputes plus business law.

Property Taxes

For property tax and agricultural exemption appeals, Hagen’s property tax consulting, valuation and appeals brokerage, TaxCuts1, Inc. provides help.

Attorney Hagen is frequently quoted on property tax matters. Listen to this informative radio interview on Florida property tax appeals with Hagen and prior Lee Co. Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson.              

Click Here for WGCU Interview

Estate Plans


Every adult should have one! If you do not have a Will then state law dictates who your estate goes to upon your death. If you do not have a valid power of attorney an expensive court guardianship will be required if you become in any way incapacitated. DON’T DELAY AGAIN – call Hagen Law Firm TODAY to arrange an informative consultation. We simplify this crucial process!

3 Probate Misconceptions Commonly Encountered by Hagen Law Firm

1. “My Dad had a Will so no probate is required.” Wrong: a Will has important functions, including naming beneficiaries and the personal representative, but if the decedent died with FL assets in his sole name then a probate is required to get those assets out of his estate.

2. “If you do not have a Will the state will get everything.” Wrong: FL law will determine who gets the assets in an intestate estate, which will depend upon who survives the decedent (in order of preference, surviving spouse, then children, then grandchildren, then parents, then siblings, and so on), but FL does not receive the assets.

3. “The FL real estate has already been dealt with in the New York probate.” Wrong: an out-of-state probate has no jurisdiction over FL real estate. Despite the NY probate a FL probate will be required to distribute the FL real estate.

Don’t reply on word of mouth or unverified sources when it comes to important legal issues.

Call you trusted advisors at Hagen Law Firm, today!

Hagen Law Offices

Hagen Law Firm
5290 Summerlin Commons Way, Ste 1003
Ft. Myers, FL 33907

Email: Lisa George, Esq.
Probate, Estate Planning

Judy Prowl
Real Estate Transactions, Closings and Title Insurance

Michelle Thalman
Administrative Specialist

Janet Hagen
Office Manager

Laurie Anderson

Contact Us


Call: (239) 275-0808.


Fax: (239) 275-3313.