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Jin Liu

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Overview

Jin Liu represents real estate investment trusts (REITs), national builders, resort developers, other developers of large commercial and residential projects, pension funds, and other instiutional investors in the purchase and sale of both improved and unimproved property, business planning and implementation, transaction structuring, equity investment, and a variety of financing transactions. Jin also represents banks, other institutional lenders, loan servicers, and other financial institutions in a wide range of loan transactions, loan sales, workouts, and disposition of real estate. Jin has experience advising developers and financial institutions with respect to Florida condominium filings and condominium-related due diligence issues.

Jin is a bicultural and bilingual attorney who received legal education in both the United States and China. She has represented international clients — and, in particular, Chinese clients — in EB-5 investment immigration related development projects and a variety of other commercial transactions.

Jin currently chairs the firm’s Development Industry Group.

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Experience

  • Represented a health care-focused real estate investment trust in its $117 million purchase of a portfolio of 20 specialized outpatient treatment centers.
  • Represented a developer in obtaining a $75 million construction loan secured by a residential condominium development project.
  • Represented a real estate investment trust (REIT) in its disposition of various full-service marinas valued from $30 million to $70 million each.
  • Represented a pension fund in its acquisition of various multifamily properties valued from $60 million to $80 million each, and associated financing.
  • Represented national builders in purchase of other builders through asset acquisition transactions.
  • Represents national builders in various joint ventures, acquisitions, and development projects, including subdivision formation and structuring.
  • Represents EB-5-focused funds in both equity and debt investments in various real estate adventures.
  • Represented a major developer in completing the development of a $230 million hotel, residential condo and hotel condo project, and in a series of loans totaling more than $100 million, including, without limitation, the refinancing of a $115 million construction loan into a $65 million permanent loan and the obtaining of a $7.5 million mezzanine loan facility.
  • Represents CMBS lender in a series of CMBS loan facilities secured by a variety of asset classes.
  • Represented a developer in the redevelopment of a resort town valued more than $100 million and related equity financing through limited liability companies.
  • Represented a bank subsidiary in disposing of a resort hotel and condominium development project for close to $50 million.
  • Represented the holder of a $30 billion portfolio of mortgage loans secured by multifamily properties in the resolution of more than 100 distressed loans in over 20 states.
  • Represented $6 billion China-based consumer electronics conglomerate in various matters, including private placement of securities of its subsidiaries.
  • Represented buyers and sellers in sale and purchase of minor league baseball clubs.

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01.01.2003

Recognition

  • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" (2017-2018)
  • Named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List, Southern Region (2013)
  • Selected to be one of the nation’s six fellows of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the ABA (2008-2010)
  • Selected for inclusion in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Up & Comer Award (2008)
  • Finalist, “Young Professional of the Year" Award, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (2008)
  • Winner of the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition (2005)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Council (since 2019)
    • Business Development Committee
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership (since 2018)
    • Board Member
  • The Fellows of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (since 2018)
  • Harvard Law School Accelerated Leadership Program (2016)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 
    • Historian and Executive Council Member of Fellows Alumni Association  (2014-2016)
  • American Bar Association 
    • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section 
    • Chair, Special Investors and Investment Structure Group 
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Former Committe Member, Membership Outreach Committee
    • Young Lawyer Division
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Investment Council
  • Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans
    • Former Director and Secretary

Speaking Engagements

  • “Unique Legal Issues in Agriculture Financing: The $340 Billion Industry That Few Talk About but Everyone Benefits From,” ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Spring Symposia, Denver (April 21, 2017).

Credentials

Education
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Winner, Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition (2005)​
  • Southwest University of Political Science and Law (LL.B., with distinction, 2002)
  • Sichuan International Studies University (B.A., 2002)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Languages
  • Chinese
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Intern to the Honorable Robert E. Larsen, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (January-May 2004)

Disclaimer

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