Ron S. Bilu, Esq. - Partner
Mr. Ron S. Bilu has been married to his beloved wife Patty since 2004 and shortly thereafter they welcomed their three daughters, who have been the love of their lives ever since. They live in Parkland, Florida and Ron is proud to have been a Parkland resident since 1988.
In 2017, Ron was proud to be named one of the Top 10% In The USA for Real Estate & Property Lawyers and was bestowed the honor of a national ‘Lawyer of Distinction’. Ron is rated with a 10.0 rating by Avvo, which is the highest and most elusive rating an attorney can achieve with the company. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Ron was selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion on the FLORIDA RISING STARS list, an honor reserved only for those lawyers who have shown excellence in law practice. No more than 2.5% of lawyers 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less, in Florida are named to the RISING STARS list. In 2016 and 2017, Ron was named one of the ’10 Best Attorneys’ in Florida for Litigation, Lawsuits and Disputes. In 2016 and 2017, Ron was named ‘Top Up & Comer’, an award given to the most promising and effective young professionals in Florida by South Florida Legal Guide. Ron co-authored the book, ‘Inside the Minds: Strategies For Defending Florida Foreclosures,’ which was published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters publication. Ron's accomplishments have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, Super Lawyers Magazine, South Florida Legal Guide, Miami Magazine and the Miami Herald; and Ron is proud to share these accolades with the hard-working attorneys, paralegals, and staff of the Law Offices of Bilu & Bilu.
Ron is a title attorney and a member of The Fund a.k.a. ‘Attorneys Title Insurance Fund’, and is authorized to write as an agent of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, Ron has practiced in a number of fields, including complex Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense, Insurance, Bankruptcy, State and Local Taxation, Investment and Securities Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, and many types of Civil Litigation. He founded his law firm along with his first cousin and partner, Geil. Since they opened their doors in 2003, the firm has performed over 3,000 real estate closings, both commercial and residential, short sale and otherwise, and has succeeded in numerous real estate litigation proceedings. He is able to perform title closings in all 67 counties in the state of Florida. Mr. Bilu was selected by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) to direct the NHBA’s & FHBA’s statewide impact fee political informational campaign. Mr. Bilu was also the Top Scorer in the State of Florida in Business Communications Ranked by FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Ron is a graduate of the University of Florida, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and a minor in Criminal Justice in 1998. In 2001, he received a Masters of Science in Business Management from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2002. Ron is a Member of the esteemed society of Phi Kappa Phi (Top 5% of U.S. College Graduates), a Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar, the Golden Key National Honor Society, the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and a member of the Real Property Section, Business Section, and Young Lawyer’s Division of the Florida Bar. Ron is very active in the South Florida community and has performed over 750 hours of volunteer community service, receiving the Silver Cord Award for public service in the City of Parkland, Florida.
Geil S. Bilu, Esq. - Partner
Mr. Geil S. Bilu has been happily married to his lovely wife, Layne, since 2002. Geil and Layne are former high school sweethearts who have been inseparable since they were reunited in 2001 and have three beautiful children, Noah (2004), Sophia (2006), and Ari (2008). They have been proud residents of Boca Raton since 2007.
Geil’s main areas of practice include all aspects of Real Estate Litigation, including Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Defense work. With a keen eye for settlement options that will benefit both borrower and lender, Geil has parlayed his knack for “getting to the bottom line” into an effective method for negotiating and mediating both complicated and simple real property disputes. Geil has been helping distressed borrowers negotiate Short Sales with their lenders since 2002, long before most people had ever heard of a Short Sale. With his results oriented litigation style he has successfully argued dozens of Emergency Motions to cancel or postpone Foreclosure Sales and given distressed Homeowners and Lenders the time they need to successfully work out loss mitigation options ranging from Short Sales, Loan Modifications and Deeds-in-lieu of Foreclosure to repayment plans and short payoffs.
Geil’s Real Estate Litigation experience is not limited to Foreclosures, however, as has prosecuted and defended dozens of commercial and residential evictions, pre-construction deposit claims, ejectment and trespass actions, and breach of contract disputes for both leases and purchases. He has also assisted both Commercial and Residential Property Owners in Land Use and Rezoning petitions as well as disputes over Code Violations and Municipal Liens.
As an Agent of Attorneys Title Fund Services, LLC and the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Geil has overseen thousands of Real Estate Closings and transactions ranging from $16,000 condominium units to $10 Million Dollar Shopping Centers. His extensive knowledge of the South Florida Real Estate Industry and fluency in Middle Eastern and European Cultures has made Geil the “go-to” guy for multi-national Real Estate Investment Companies and individual foreign investors alike. His hands on approach to negotiating Real Estate transactions has led to dozens of closings that were labeled as “impossible” by other attorneys and title agencies.
He has also assisted hundreds of South Floridian individuals and business owners from West Palm Beach to Key West in filing for Bankruptcy Protection to save their homes, protect their assets and make a fresh start. With the advent of the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consume Protection Act of 2005, many individuals found that they could not qualify for the Bankruptcy Protection that they needed, and Geil has assisted them in negotiating the debts that they could not otherwise discharge in Bankruptcy.
Geil attended the University of Miami, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and minor in Political Science and graduated with a commendation of General Honors from the University. He attended Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan on a merit scholarship award and received the degree of Juris Doctor. Geil is a Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar and a member of the Real Estate and Young Lawyer’s Divisions of the Florida Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Geil has also been an active Member Agent of the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund since 2003 and a strong supporter of ALTA. Geil’s views on the benefits of Title Insurance were published in Forbes Magazine in 2006.
Aside from his legal pursuits, Geil also sits on the Board of Trustees of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, where he is chairperson of the New Space Committee and co-chair of the Spiritual Life Committee. Geil is also a Trustee to the Board of Trustees of Palm Beach Chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a non-profit organization that assists members and veterans of Israel Armed Forces in need by providing social and medical services as well as financial support.
Macarena F. Santos
Macarena Santos is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern School of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florida Association Women Lawyers, and Broward County Women Lawyers.
Ms. Santos is a US citizen of Chilean descent. Her personal experience of witnessing her parent’s path to citizenship cultivated compassion and a desire to help others legalize their status and obtain United States Citizenship.
Ms. Santos was active in Immigration Law since her days in Law School. She worked as a Law Intern and Law Clerk in an immigration firm all three years of attending law school. Ms. Santos was the president of the Immigration Law Organization while attending Nova Southeastern School of Law. While being president she and other members organized a DACA drive for underprivileged individuals in the community. Ms. Santos was also a Staff Member of the International Citator and Research Guide 2014-2015, an International Journal at Nova Southeastern University- School of Law.
The Immigration practice at Bilu and Bilu is dedicated to all areas of Immigration Law. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Santos call the Law Offices of Bilu and Bilu at 954-596-0669.
- Family Petitions
- Fiancé Visas
- Employment Based Petitions
- H1-B Visas
- O Visas
- E2 Investor Visas
- TPS (Temporary Protected Status)
- Deportation Defense
- VAWA Cases
- Consular Processing
- Green Card Applications
- Citizenship Application
- Bond Hearings and Much More!