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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

A broad range of real estate mandates undertaken for clients, including obtaining regulatory approvals and negotiating loans, purchases and sales. Areas of expertise also include the financing and development of affordable housing projects. Clients include owners, developers, hotel operators and institutional lenders. Offers a substantial zoning and land use practice, guiding clients through entitlement, development, environmental and government regulatory concerns, as well as associated litigation.


A source says: "When there's a new legal development, the firm is usually the first to email out explanatory materials. The work is very good - authoritative and well thought out."

A client says: "The firm gets up to speed quickly and presents its work precisely to resolve the matter."

Another source notes: "Their services have been stellar, shown through their intricate knowledge navigating us through the process."

Work highlights

Acted for AHS Residential on the acquisition, development, construction and sale of various high-value projects.

Assisted On Top of the World Communities with the master planning and structuring for a mixed-age, mixed-use development on over 1,600 acres that will include 5,000 single family and multifamily units, commercial and office space and other amenities.

Notable practitioners

Brian McDonough offers extensive experience handling mixed-use development projects for developers, with additional strength in handling tax aspects of transactions.
"He's an affordable housing guru, and he has a great reputation in the real estate industry."

George Pincus is active on leasings, but also offers experience in acquisitions, sales and financing mandates.

Jacob Cremer offers notable expertise in representing his clients in both contentious and transactional land use matters.
"He's very responsive and very thorough."

Peter Lopez regularly handles the sale, purchasing and financing of various commercial properties.
"He's extremely detail-oriented and a great communicator. His biggest strength is that he is able to talk at the level of his audience, depending on their sophistication. He gets the deals done, tirelessly works for his clients and appreciates the relationship."

Peter Desiderio regularly handles real estate transactions for his developer, investor and lender clients. He has particular experience handling residential and mixed-use development projects.

Reggie Bouthillier provides expert land use advice on projects within the healthcare, transport and education sectors.
"He is a dedicated attorney who does his research and gets up to speed very quickly on a matter that is new to him. He does a great job expressing his opinions and providing various options and projected outcomes."

Ronald Weaver boasts long experience providing counsel to public and private sector clients. He has represented clients in rezoning approvals, development agreements and entitlement matters.

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Stearns Weaver Miller’s Real Estate Department represents developers, investors and others in all areas of residential and commercial real estate. Projects include office buildings, shopping centers, healthcare facilities, hotels, mixed-use and residential projects.

Stearns Weaver Miller’s team assists with contract preparation and negotiation, project planning and development, financing, construction, and leasing of assets. We assist with sale-leaseback transactions, 1031 exchanges, restructurings, and foreclosures, and dispositions of loans.

Our Commercial Real Estate Lending team represents banks, insurance companies and other institutional lenders with the extension of credit. We assist in negotiating the acquisition, development and construction of the projects and the workout of troubled assets.

Our Land Use/Zoning team counsels clients throughout Florida on structuring deals, executing development strategies and securing entitlements for projects ranging from greenfield developments to urban redevelopment sites.  We further support transactions through due diligence reports and drafting, easement agreements, restrictive covenants and the like.  

Our Affordable Housing team represents developer clients in developing and financing projects, including equity raised through the syndication of tax credits, tax-exempt bond financing, Fannie/Freddie/FHA loans and other funding sources. We also represent lenders making loans or providing credit enhancement to developers.


Balard, Laura Lefebvre

Barcelo, Randy

Batsel, S. Elise

Bennett, Susan Fleming

Burris, Aubrey

Collier, Jeffrey

Cremer, Jacob

Decker, Samantha

Desiderio, Peter

Deulofeut, Adolfo

Deutch, Richard

Ferrer, Barbara

Foster, Samantha

Fox-Snider, John

Garcia, Carla

Gralia, Maria

Green, Patricia

Icerman, Jessica

Lawrence, William

Lopez, Peter D.

Marcus, Brett

Martinez, Lisette

Mason, William

McDonough, Brian

Mendez, Rebecca

Menendez, Francisco

Messinger, David

Neugebauer, Nicole

O'Ryan, Christian

Perlyn, Brooke

Pincus, George

Post, Jason

Powers, Jennifer

Reali, Kevin

Rosenthal, Andrew

Schatz, Rick

Schuler, Richard

Ullo, F. Joseph

Wan, Kearey

Weaver, Ronald

Weissler, Robert

Yawney, P. Taylor

Real Estate

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.


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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Florida: North & Central

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Jacob Cremer
Band 3
Reggie L Bouthillier
Band 2
Ronald Weaver
Senior Statespeople
Florida: South

Real Estate

Brian McDonough
Band 3
George Pincus
Band 4
Peter D. Lopez
Band 4

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