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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.


"It's a very sophisticated group in every category, plus an impeccable quality of service."

"Stearns Weaver Miller's team of real estate and land use attorneys are on point with their research. They complete it in a timely manner to move matters in the right direction for the client."

Work highlights

Stearns Weaver represented Key International in the $115 million sale of a 225-room hotel complex.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Ferrer is held in particularly high regard for her representation of banks and other financial institutions in complex real estate and construction financing transactions.
"Barbara Ferrer is very able to get deals done for clients."

Brian McDonough offers extensive experience handling mixed-use development projects for developers, with additional strength in handling tax aspects of transactions. His practice also features noteworthy expertise in the affordable housing market.
"Brian McDonough knows the affordable housing market really well and is a leader in that field."

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.

Peter Lopez regularly handles the sale, purchasing and financing of various hotel, residential and commercial properties.
"Peter Lopez is excellent to work with professionally."

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.
"Peter Desiderio has a great reputation, works hard and does a good job for his clients."

Reggie Bouthillier provides expert land use advice on projects within the residential, healthcare, transport and education sectors.
"Reggie Bouthillier is always on point and has done the research needed to move company projects forward, while protecting the company's best interests in the project."

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

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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FL 33130

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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

Barbara Ferrer
Band 4
Brian McDonough
Band 3
George Pincus
Band 4

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