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Carlton Fields provides services related to all aspects of real property acquisition, development, financing, leasing, ownership, use, and transfer. Our clients include landowners, developers, real estate investment trusts, pension fund advisors, architects, construction companies, brokers, lenders, banks, property management firms, tenants, and governmental authorities. We represent them in connection with the acquisition of land parcels, necessary governmental and regulatory approvals, financing of costs of improvements, construction of facilities, management and leasing of space, and disposition of property. We become an integral part of our clients’ team and are focused on helping them achieve their business goals.
 

  • Institutional Investment and Finance
    Our commercial real estate and finance lawyers represent many of the country’s largest and most sophisticated life insurance companies, commercial banks, Wall Street investors, private equity funds, conduits, originals, master and special servicers, pension fund advisors, ratings agencies, and other institutional clients in the full range of real estate transactions and other investments. Learn more about our institutional investment and finance capabilities.
     
  • Asset Management
    Once our clients’ real estate investments are onboarded, Carlton Fields attorneys provide ongoing legal assistance in connection with their management of those assets. Institutional lenders seek our advice when presented with difficult loan servicing requests or when they require assistance with loans in danger of default. We provide value to our clients that own commercial and industrial buildings by implementing and executing principled leasing programs. Our clients turn to us when thorny land use and environmental issues arise, or when careful tax planning or strategizing is required. Condominium associations and resort developers seek our advice to address project issues. We maintain institutional knowledge of our client’s priorities and procedures, and provide tailored, customer-oriented services.  Learn more about our asset management services.
     
  • Development
    We help clients structure, negotiate, and document complex real estate and resort developments. 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.  Learn more about our development capabilities.
  • Unique Asset Classes
    Although every real estate project involves its own set of challenges, certain asset classes require a legal team with a deep understanding of the industry. Carlton Fields has the experience and skill required to provide effective client representation. Learn more about our representation of unique asset classes
  • Real Property Litigation
    Carlton Fields handles all types of real property litigation.  Our lawyers regularly represent clients in a very wide range of commercial disputes that involve every aspect of the rights and duties associated with real property.  We represent clients in state and federal courts across the country, as well as in matters before arbitration panels and administrative bodies. Learn more about our real property litigation capabilities.

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Green Light for Miami Developer

Green Light for Miami Developer

August 15, 2018

Following five-day bench trial, Miami developer gets approval to proceed

Beyond Soundbites: Navigating Complex Permitting Challenges

Beyond Soundbites: Navigating Complex Permitting Challenges

August 15, 2018

Attorneys help oil company navigate complex permitting process, then win third-party lawsuit.

New Legislation Gives Florida Local Governments Sole Authority to Review DRIs

New Legislation Gives Florida Local Governments Sole Authority to Review DRIs

April 9, 2018

Governor Rick Scott has signed House Bill 1151 into law as Chapter 2018-158, Laws of Florida, returning local control of large-scale development review to municipalities and counties.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Checklist

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Checklist

September 7, 2017

Conducting a risk assessment and putting a business continuity plan in place now might mean the difference between hours out of operation and days out of operation.

The War Between PAGA and Arbitration in California Continues - This Time Employers Win

The War Between PAGA and Arbitration in California Continues - This Time Employers Win

August 4, 2017

This decision reinforces the importance of employers utilizing arbitration agreements coupled with class action waivers in their employment agreements.

California Vacation Vesting Ruling Highlights Importance of Clear Policy Language

California Vacation Vesting Ruling Highlights Importance of Clear Policy Language

August 1, 2017

In Minnick v. Automotive Creations, Inc., the court reaffirmed an employer’s right to have a policy whereby a worker’s entitlement to vacation pay does not vest until after their first anniversary of employment.

Unanimous California Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Plaintiffs to Discover Employee Contact Information

Unanimous California Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Plaintiffs to Discover Employee Contact Information

July 13, 2017

In a big blow to employers, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that plaintiffs and their lawyers must be given access to companywide employee contact information—including addresses and phone numbers—at the onset of a lawsuit and without first establishing a prima facie showing their case has merit.

Hotels 201: Legal and Business Issues in the Purchase and Sale of Hotels - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Hotels 201: Legal and Business Issues in the Purchase and Sale of Hotels - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

May 15, 2017

This is the second of a three-part series on the business and legal issues that arise in developing and owning hotels. In the first podcast, "Hotels 101," attorneys Dan Weede and David Adams discussed the basic legal and business issues unique to developing and owning hotels, including the brand's impact on creating and maintaining the hotel's value; the roles of various agreements in hotel deals, specifically the management agreement; franchise and loan agreements; and the basic metrics used to evaluate a hotel's financial performance. In this podcast, Dan and David discuss some of the more important issues in a hotel purchase and sale agreement, with a particular focus on the legal rights investors need to properly evaluate a hotel acquisition.

Fraud-Free Sunsets: How Financial Professionals Can Deter Financial Elder Abuse in Florida and Reduce Their Own Liability Exposure

Fraud-Free Sunsets: How Financial Professionals Can Deter Financial Elder Abuse in Florida and Reduce Their Own Liability Exposure

May 3, 2017

Investment advisers, securities brokers, and other financial professionals who work directly with clients who are age 60 and older have two reasons to learn more about Florida’s financial elder abuse laws.

Real Insights on Real Estate: How to Review an SNDA

Real Insights on Real Estate: How to Review an SNDA

April 28, 2017

Welcome to another “Carlton Fields Real Insights on Real Estate” podcast. Today we’re going to talk about an issue that is often glossed over in real estate transactions -- the subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement and how to review it from the perspective of a lender.

7th Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Find Title VII Protects Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

7th Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Find Title VII Protects Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

April 5, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, an en banc 7th Circuit became the first federal appellate court to find that prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Hotels 101: Legal and Business Issues in Hotel Development and Ownership, a Beginner's Guide

Hotels 101: Legal and Business Issues in Hotel Development and Ownership, a Beginner's Guide

March 21, 2017

Investing in or developing a hotel property is very different from other types of real estate, and there are numerous issues that first-time investors and developers need to consider. This podcast, the first in a three-part series on the hotel industry, provides an introduction to hotel development and ownership.

Post-Election Predictions: What the Hospitality Industry Can Expect in 2017

Post-Election Predictions: What the Hospitality Industry Can Expect in 2017

January 23, 2017

Like other industries, the hospitality industry is reacting to the surprise victory of President Donald Trump. In this podcast, real estate lawyers David Adams and Dan Weede discuss the impact of the election on the commercial real estate market - in particular, the hospitality industry. They share their observations and predictions on short- and long-term trends, millennials and social media, the share economy, minimum wage, occupancy rates, and financing of large hospitality projects.

A Truckload of Trouble for the CFPB

A Truckload of Trouble for the CFPB

October 13, 2016

Here's what mortgage lenders, title insurers and others in residential real estate can expect from the D.C. Circuit's decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB.

Key Contacts

Other Team Members

Brian Olasov

Brian Olasov

Executive Director – Financial Services Consulting
Darrin F. Taylor

Darrin F. Taylor

Certified Planner/Government Consultant

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