Michelle V. Szika, is the Marketing, Education, and Communication Director at Legal 1031 Exchange Services, LLC. She is also a member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Inc. (FEA). Through the FEA she has earned the designation of Certified Exchange Specialist (CES) which demonstrates her comprehensive knowledge of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Michelle has been working in the real estate field for over ten years with the last seven years at Legal 1031 Exchange Services, LLC applying her knowledge and experience coordinating 1031 exchanges. Prior to joining legal 1031, she has worked as a real estate paralegal, a real estate office administrator, and a real estate salesperson. Having experience and education in several aspects of the real estate field, she is well versed and knowledgeable.
Before becoming the Marketing, Education, and Communication Director she was the Senior Exchange Coordinator. As the Senior Exchange Coordinator, she was responsible for the oversight and management of all aspects of the exchange transaction as a qualified intermediary, including preparation of exchange documents, review of compliance with tax code rules and regulations, assistance with strategic exchange considerations, and coordination with, and assistance to, exchangers and their advisors. She has experience working forward, reverse, and improvement exchanges.
Michelle has earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and associate’s degrees in both Business Management & Paralegal Studies from Briarcliffe College. She is licensed in the State of New York as a Notary Public and was previously licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson. As a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, she earned designations as a Certified Buyers Representative and Real Estate Short Sales Professional. She has also earned Certificates in Title Closing and Bookkeeping.