We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague, friend, and shareholder Michael J. Virgadamo. Michael contributed much to the law firm, legal profession, and Tampa Bay community during his 26-year career with Carlton Fields. He was an outstanding attorney and a trusted adviser to our clients. He was kind-hearted and volunteered with many local non-profits, including Meals on Wheels, Metropolitan Ministries, Florida Cancer Specialists, and Florida Special Olympics. Michael will be greatly missed.
Mike Virgadamo’s practice focused on complex real estate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, development, financing, leasing, management and sales of commercial real property.
Mr. Virgadamo worked extensively representing institutional investors and real estate developers in the investment, ownership and development of real estate. His experience with financing transactions included representing both institutional lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions such as commercial mortgage loans, asset based loans, project financings, and extensive experience in the loan workout area. Mr. Virgadamo was the author of the financing chapter in The Florida Bar publication, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions.
Mr. Virgadamo’s leasing practice included both office and retail leasing. He was the co-author of the Florida chapter in the publication, State by State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases.
Mr. Virgadamo also had a legal opinion practice, frequently acting as Florida counsel and providing legal opinions in Florida financing and real estate transactions.