Notable Real Estate Engagements

  • Representation of major South Florida developers in all aspects of development and construction litigation.
  • Represented 30 developers in class action brought by approximately 2,000 homeowners in southwest Broward County. Obtained early dismissal of case on basis that homeowners were limited to remedies with city and lacked standing to proceed in court.
  • Represented South Florida developer seeking relief from bankruptcy court to proceed with 440 acre development of 1,700 homes on property adjacent to debtor’s property. Court was first to hold that such development could proceed under exception to “automatic stay” relating to the governmental actions.
  • Successfully defended a developer at trial on construction defects claims in a 322-unit condominium community. Attorneys’ fees awarded to client and collected from condominium association.
  • Represented developers in county and municipal proceedings relating to development concurrency issues.
  • Successfully defended developer in numerous cases regarding condominium act and homeowner’s association issues.
  • Representation of regional utility in connection with commercial and development disputes
  • Worked with Palm Beach County on environmental remediation issues on behalf of developer.
  • Preparation of numerous underlying documents for planned communities, including homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, purchase contracts and condominium conversion documents.

Notable Real Estate Transactions

  • Represented seller of more than 80 gas stations valued in excess of $70 million.
  • Handled sale and lease back of office building valued in excess of $90 million.
  • Represented developers in the acquisition of land, development, financing and sales of condominiums in major projects in South Florida.
  • Represented governmental agency in the sale of troubled assets.
  • Represented banking institutions in commercial and residential mortgage closings.
  • Represented major developer in the acquisition and permitting of a 40-acre shopping center.
  • Represented client in the sale of a 300-acre parcel including golf course.
  • Represented clients in the negotiation of lease for office and commercial space.
  • Represented client in the acquisition of the historic Freedom Tower in downtown Miami.
  • Represented various owners in negotiation of agreements with architects and contractors.