The Property People are second-generation lawyers, whose immigrant parents moved to America and became homeowners in pursuit of the American Dream. They witnessed, first-hand, the hard work required to own property. As lawyers, their mission is to protect the personal and financial investment of property ownership.
They founded The Property People after working at Florida’s most prestigious insurance defense law firm. As former defense attorneys, they witnessed insurance companies routinely underpay claims and find any basis to deny coverage.
Worse, they were infuriated by the unethical practices of the other attorneys they saw representing property owners, who would frequently fabricate evidence, hide settlement offers, and skirt the rules to run up their fees and avoid effectively settling claims—all at the property owner’s expense.
The goal of The Property People is to do it right. We will put you, our client, first. We will fight for every penny of compensation that your policy promises. We will communicate consistently and remain transparent throughout the development of a claim. We will do everything in our power to get you paid quickly and fairly.
Daniel M. Ilani, Esq.
Danny is a horse-farm raised Chicago native. When it comes to construction and property repairs, having been raised by two experienced general contractors, Danny truly feels at home. Originally from Elgin, Illinois, Danny earned a triple-major in History, History of Science, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and later moved to Florida to attend law school at the University of Miami School of Law. He is currently barred in both Florida and Illinois. In his free time, he is active in his local Jewish community and an avid fan of the arts.
Danny is a litigator at heart, who thrives while learning about people in depositions and at property inspections, and expressing himself in oral argument at court. He balances a litigation style that is equal parts aggressive, courteous, and honest, ensuring he conveys his Midwestern cordiality in all aspects of life. Danny has successfully litigated claims throughout South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward, West Palm Beach, Monroe, Lee, Martin, Hillsborough counties, amongst others. He has managed attorneys handling hundreds of insurance claims for one of Florida’s largest insurance carriers, and personally negotiated over a million dollars worth of property insurance claim settlements.
Nicole S. Houman, Esq.
Nicole is a Southern California native, licensed to practice law in both Florida and California. Nicole earned her bachelors degree in English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles and beginning her legal career practicing business and real estate litigation in LA, she moved to Florida to join her husband, a surgical resident at the University of Miami. Nicole found her calling in property insurance law by learning and disputing restrictive policy interpretations. Outside of the law, she practices mega former pilates and loves to be outdoors.
Nicole is well-versed in the legal disputes inherent in property insurance claims, and has litigated issues related to coverage findings of no peril-created openings, existing damage, constant or repeated seepage or leakage of water, neglect, wear and tear, faulty repairs, and inadequate maintenance, among many others. In preparing appellate briefs in the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal in Florida, Nicole has become intimately acquainted with controlling Florida case law related to property claim and property damage insurance issues. She hopes to use that experience to meaningfully and personally connect with you, her client. In learning about you and your property, she can carefully and thoroughly analyze the facts and apply the law to optimize the resolution of your unique property insurance claim.