Real Estate and Commercial Finance

We provide in-depth knowledge and services regarding all aspects of real property acquisition, development, financing, leasing, ownership, use, and sales. Our comprehensive practice includes the full range of real estate and commercial transactions, development, and construction involving a wide range of properties.

Recognition

  • Top tier ranking for Real Estate Law in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2017

Commercial Finance

Our attorneys handle the full range of commercial real estate finance transactions. By routinely handling a diverse range of transactions in various roles and capacities in large, complex loan closings, our lawyers have the experience and judgment necessary to handle the full range of commercial real estate finance transactions.

Our extensive experience includes handling sophisticated transactions across the country involving every kind and type of real estate investment and most every structure that may be imagined. We have developed the process, procedures, and discipline to administer loan closing programs that are national in scope, and a comprehensive network of relationships with lawyers across the country who assist as required in the loan closing process. Read More »

Representative Matters

  • Represented a health care-focused private non-traded real estate investment trust in its $117 million purchase of a portfolio of 20 specialized outpatient treatment centers.

Construction Transactions

We routinely represent owners and builders on public and private construction projects throughout the United States and abroad, with project values ranging from $100 million to $500 million per project. Our attorneys advise clients on all aspects of project design and construction, with a special focus on contract preparation, review, negotiation, and administration. Read More »

Leasing and Management

We handle complex leasing matters for clients including developers, property owners, and property management companies. We assist them with office properties that range from small buildings to Class A office parks and other Class A office spaces, regional and power shopping centers, and smaller "strip" centers. Read More »

Community, Condominium, and Resort Development

We help clients structure, negotiate, and document complex real estate and resort developments throughout Florida and numerous other states. These projects include master planned and mixed-use communities; condominiums; subdivisions; timeshares; country clubs and golf courses; hotel and resort developments; and destinations. From a project’s concept phase to its financing, construction, marketing, sales, and management phases, we represent and work closely with developers, foreign and domestic sources of capital, architects, contractors, brokers, marketers, managers, and governmental authorities. Read More »

Mixed-Use Developments and Public/Private Partnerships (P3 or PPP Projects)

Representative Matters 

  • Lead counsel for development of CityPlace, a model for urban mixed-use development projects and public/private partnerships in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla. 
  • Represent developer selected as “master developer” for Palm Beach County’s convention center. 
  • Lead counsel for the development of Bartram Park, a model for environmentally-sensitive suburban development in Duval and St. Johns counties.

Distressed Asset and Workout Transactions

We provide strategies and solutions throughout all phases of problem loan resolution, including workouts, litigation, and bankruptcy proceedings. Our representation begins with a thorough review of the debt relationship, which includes an analysis of credit and litigation risk from which we develop a timely, cost effective strategy. We represent a wide variety of creditors including banks, insurance companies, property management firms, real estate investment trusts, asset based lenders, commercial finance companies, indenture trustees, bondholders, receivers, and creditors' committees. Our experience, developed throughout several real estate cycles, includes real estate financing, litigation, and bankruptcy. Read More »