Commercial Real Estate.

Our commercial real estate practice, led by a Florida Bar Certified Real Estate Lawyer with over three decades of commercial real estate experience, involves a diverse range of asset classes; covering land, shopping centers, apartments, office, industrial, condominiums, hotels, churches, and residential developments.

We routinely represent clients in a variety of industry sectors in complex commercial sales and acquisitions, due diligence, leasing, financing, and development matters. We additionally have significant experience with land use, zoning, and entitlements- representing clients in negotiation of Chapter 163 agreements, zoning hearings, and land use litigation.

When issues arise, we regularly represent clients in commercial real estate litigation, and have extensive experience in commercial foreclosure litigation (including obtaining the appointment of dozens of receivers over diverse asset classes), commercial landlord-tenant litigation, slander of title matters, and other collateral commercial real estate litigation matters.

On the transactional side, our commercial real estate experience includes representation of the negotiation, due diligence, and closing of an $86 million contract for sale by REIT of eighty multi-state convenience store and gas station sites, serving as general counsel for the developer of 2,000-acre industrial, office and mixed use project, the representation of an international shared ownership company in large scale acquisitions and development of land for phased projects, including numerous side agreements for construction of roadway and drainage improvements, sales center leases, drainage, roadway easements, options for purchase of other parcels. Our experience further includes the representation of a prominent developer in planning, development, marketing and transactional work for 350-acre mixed use development in Orange County, Florida, including all aspects of development and sales of real estate.

It further includes representation of an international aggregate distribution company in performing comprehensive real estate due diligence and lease review for 36 leasehold or fee simple interests in aggregate distribution terminals. We also have extensive experience in representing health care entities in the negotiation, due diligence, and closing of a multitude of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and commercial leasing for medical facilities.

Collectively, we 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, addressed property owner association, brokerage, and infrastructure construction issues. Our experience also includes the representation of land owners in land use matters, including negotiation of Chapter 163 agreement and amendments, assistance in DRI matters, including analysis of abandonment, negotiation of donations to local government, and negotiations involving purchase and sale of water and sewer capacity and entitlements.

On the litigation side, our commercial real estate experience includes successful prosecution of a multitude of hotly litigated commercial foreclosure proceedings (involving receivership proceedings in many litigations) for a Fortune 20 company, obtaining hundred of millions of dollars in aggregate in a variety of judgments over the span of several years, as well as a number of commercial litigation proceedings for a variety of servicers involving complex issues of law and fact, including no-liability defense trial in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal) revolving around allegations of the swapping of signature pages, the successful representation of a number of institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings, and representation of a national mobile home park owner in litigation proceedings involving slander of title issues.
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