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10 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA

Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and a recognized leader in the industry. More than 400 real estate attorneys from around the world serve clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, operators, joint ventures, sovereign wealth funds, international developers, and private owners look to us for diversified and broad legal services. We apply our skills to the full cycle of a real estate deal, providing a holistic approach for our clients. We handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. We advise on a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity, structured debt, and hybrid structures. We have a skilled hospitality legal team, including attorneys who have pioneered major developments within the industry.


Chambers Review

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Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - Florida: South
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What the team is known for

Houses significant capabilities across all aspects of real estate, including the acquisition, disposition, construction and financing of all property classes, including shopping centers, hotels, residential developments and office facilities. Also adept in land use and zoning. Clients include developers, lenders, owners and REITs. Seven offices in Florida give the team close access to all major markets in the state.

Strengths

"Greenberg has the most talent and breadth to handle any sort of land use matter."

"Greenberg Traurig does a very good job at balancing and adapting our business needs."

"Greenberg's Miami office houses the best and the brightest."

Work highlights

Greenberg Traurig acted for Kimco Realty on the $400 million development of the Dania Pointe mixed-use development in Dania, Florida. The firm advised on ground leases to hotel and residential developers as well as the sale and ground lease of portions of the development to Spirit Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Gorson offers considerable experience handling a range of local and international real estate projects, particularly for developers.

Burt Bruton is known for handling the tax aspects of real estate transactions. He offers further experience in financing mandates.
"Burt Bruton is incredible. He is top-notch, with foremost experience on documentary stamp and structuring issues. If he gets hired for the big deals, it is to help figure out how to structure and minimize taxes."

Nancy Lash’s practice covers acquisition, sales and leasing as well as the finance aspects of transactions. She is active on major residential and multiuse development mandates.
"I've always turned to Nancy. She is the best of the best in Southeast Florida. Nancy is exceedingly knowledgeable, skilled and very responsive."

Gary Saul acts for REITs and developers on residential and mixed-use projects. He is held in considerably high regard for his in-depth expertise in condominium matters.
"Gary Saul is the most prolific condominium developer in South Florida. He is handling really complicated structures and is the go-to guy in that space." "He is the preeminent condo lawyer. Gary Saul is the best in the condominium space."

Iris Escarra handles zoning and development approvals for residential, transit and mixed-use projects, often acting for developers.
"Iris Escarra is an ace. She is highly skilled at her job and highly knowledgeable about the industry."

Richard Giusto, who cochairs the firm's global real estate practice, handles complex real estate transactions both in and out of state.
"Richard can take in the big picture and macro perspective. He is an experienced negotiator."

Kimberly LeCompte represents her developer and owner clients in acquisition, development and leasing matters, as well as real estate financing.

Michael Sullivan has a strong real estate development practice. He also handles complex property sales and financing transactions, with particular activity in mixed-used and hospitality projects.
"Mike has been a great partner to work with. He is one of the most savvy hospitality lawyers I have ever encountered."

Orlando Evora handles a range of sales and acquisitions for his clients, including major distribution centers and shopping malls.

Meredith Singer assists developers through the creation and operation of residential and hospitality projects, with notable skills in condominium matters.

Ranked Lawyers at
Greenberg Traurig, PA

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Florida: North & Central

Real Estate

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Michael J Sullivan
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Orlando L Evora
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Florida: South

Real Estate

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Matthew B Gorson
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Burt Bruton
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Gary A. Saul
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Nancy B Lash
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Richard Giusto
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Kimberly LeCompte
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Meredith Singer
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Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

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Iris Escarra
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