Our commercial real estate practice is led by a Florida Bar-certified real estate attorney with over three decades of commercial real estate experience. We work on all asset classes including land, shopping centers, apartment buildings, office buildings, industrial sites, condominiums, hotels, churches, and residential developments.
We routinely represent clients in complex commercial sales and acquisitions, due diligence, leasing, financing, and development matters. We have significant experience with land use, zoning, and entitlements and have represented clients in the negotiation of Chapter 163 agreements, zoning hearings, and land use litigation.
We also represent clients in commercial real estate litigation. Representative experience includes commercial foreclosure litigation (including obtaining numerous receiver appointments over diverse asset classes); commercial landlord-tenant litigation; slander of title matters; and collateral commercial real estate litigation matters.
On the transactional side of commercial real estate, we have represented clients in negotiation, due diligence, and sales. Our collective experience includes the negotiation and closing of an $86 million contract of sale by a REIT of 80 multi-state convenience store and gas station sites as well as serving as general counsel for the developer of a 2,000-acre industrial, office, and mixed-use project.
We have represented an international shared-ownership company in large-scale acquisitions and land development for phased projects, including numerous side agreements for construction of roadway and drainage improvements, sales center leases, roadway easements, and options for purchase of other parcels.
Our collective experience further includes the representation of a prominent developer in the planning, development, and marketing of a 350-acre mixed-use development in Orange County, Florida, including all aspects of development and sales, and performing real estate due diligence and lease review for 36 leasehold or fee simple interests in aggregate distribution terminals. We further have extensive experience representing health care entities in the negotiation, due diligence, and closing of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and commercial leasing for medical facilities.
Our attorneys have negotiated thousands of commercial lease agreements; assisted with the negotiation and closing of sales of office and industrial properties; provided counsel on development, platting, land use, and utility issues; and addressed property owner association, brokerage, and infrastructure construction issues. We have represented land owners in land use matters, including the negotiation of Chapter 163 agreements and amendments. We have provided assistance in DRI matters, including analysis of abandonment, negotiation of donations to local government, and negotiations involving the purchase and sale of water and sewer capacity and entitlements.
Our commercial real estate litigation experience includes the successful prosecution of numerous hotly-contested foreclosure proceedings for a Fortune 20 company (involving receivership proceedings in many cases) and obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in aggregate in judgments over several years.
We have prosecuted commercial litigation proceedings for multiple servicers and special asset groups involving complex issues of law and fact, including a no-liability defense trial in a Florida-based litigation with counterclaims seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal) relating to allegations of signature-page swapping and premature defaults.
We have successfully represented institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings and a national mobile home park owner in litigation over slander of title issues.
Our attorneys provide effective representation based on in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and real estate law. We are ready to partner with clients in navigating complex commercial real estate matters and to help them achieve a broad range of business goals.