Foley & Lardner LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Provides high-quality advice to a wide range of clients in the real estate industry. Particularly strong in the purchase and sale of timberland and the development of golf courses and other hospitality and leisure projects, while also impressing in the development of high-end single-family and multifamily residential projects, including some of the most recognizable waterfront condominium developments in Florida. Clients include REITs, insurance companies, developers, resort owners and private equity firms.

Strengths One client describes the team as "outstanding," underlining: "They are very timely in their response."

Work highlights Acted for Redwood Capital on the acquisition of 35 car dealerships in Florida.

Notable practitioners

Fred Ridley is described by one interviewee as a "very accomplished residential development lawyer," while other sources note his "practicality, knowledge and calming demeanor." He advises on acquisitions and projects for real estate developers and investment groups.