Martha A. Hartley - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Martha A. Hartley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 407-367-5427

Marty Hartley focuses her practice on representing international and domestic developers and commercial property owners in the acquisition, development, finance, and disposition of commercial real estate, including resorts, hotels, mixed use, condominiums and affordable housing projects. In connection with her representation of developers, she has assembled and led teams to achieve land use and zoning modifications for projects in both Central and South Florida, including obtaining comprehensive plan amendments, DRI modifications, and zoning and variance applications.

Ms. Hartley also has more than 25 years of experience in corporate practice and taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and business succession planning. She also has substantial experience in association law, public finance and franchising. Ms. Hartley practiced as a certified public accountant in Fort Lauderdale prior to embarking on her legal career and incorporates this knowledge into her practice.*

University of Florida Levin College of LawUniversity of Florida Levin College of LawJ.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBS
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) The Florida Bar Foundation United Arts of Central Florida Orange County Bar Association Tax Committee The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Structure of "portfolio debt" investments for international client.
  • Formation of $22 million Irish equity fund investing in U.S. real estate.
  • Acquisition, financing and land use planning for 365-acre mixed use parcel in Florida.
  • Abatement of more than $10 million in ad valorem taxes for Florida resort condominium in a case of first impression in Florida.
  • Terminations of condominium regimes for Florida "fractured" condominiums.
  • Due diligence for $200 million hotel portfolio acquisition.
  • Obtained comprehensive plan amendment and PD modification for a 970-acre master planned resort.
  • New Markets Tax Credit conversion of historic building to boutique hotel.

Office Location

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2900
Orlando, FL 32801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Orlando Metro Area
Martha A. Hartley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law
Tax Law