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Real Estate Department

Florida: Greater Miami
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What the team is known for A broad real estate practice with expertise covering the full range of matters including financing, leasing, acquisitions and development. Noted for its representation of clients in land use proceedings and real estate litigation. Clients include owners, developers, investors and public bodies. Also demonstrates expertise across a wide range of other real estate matters, including architectural review and landmark designations, special taxing districts, and transit-oriented developments.

Strengths Clients report: "The team is outstanding; they have a strong working knowledge of real estate law and have become an integral part of our team."

Another adds: "They have been extremely detailed, responsive and knowledgeable."

"Their communication is great and they are willing to take on the most difficult challenges our projects have," remarks a third.

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Prologis, a REIT, in obtaining zoning and regulatory approval for the development of a one million square foot distribution center in Auburndale, Florida.

Advised 7-Eleven on the development and redevelopment of multiple 7-Eleven convenience stores and gas stations in about ten jurisdictions throughout South Florida.

Notable practitioners

Brian Seymour "is among the most effective attorneys we engage," reports one client, who adds that "he understands our objective and guides the team to get us there." A land use specialist, he regularly takes on work in the rapidly expanding renewable and green energy market.

Lynn Pappas maintains a well thought-of practice in the Jacksonville market. She makes use of specialist knowledge of zoning, environmental, and local government law issues in assisting clients navigating the approvals process.