Douglas Stanford is of counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice. Mr. Stanford is a commercial transactions attorney with experience in all aspects of real estate and asset-based commercial transactions.
His practice emphasis includes purchase and sale transactions; mortgage and asset-based financing; loan workouts and restructures; office and industrial park development, leasing and financing; hotel, resort, hospitality and club management and financing; shopping center, retail and restaurant development, leasing and financing; legal opinions; and title insurance. Mr. Stanford’s transactional experience also includes commercial mortgage-backed securities, sale-leaseback and bond-type lease transactions, REMIC and REIT representation, and mortgage foreclosures, deed-in-Iieu transactions and resale of bank REO assets.
Mr. Stanford has represented a variety of clients with real estate interests in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States, working on many high-profile regional projects involving development, financing or leasing issues and arrangements.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Stanford was a commercial real estate transactions partner with Broad and Cassel.
He is Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Mr. Stanford was recognized in the 2006 – 2014 editions ofThe Best Lawyers in America® for his work in real estate and was named the 2012 Jacksonville Florida Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®. He has been recognized in the 2003 – 2010 editions of Chambers USA for his work in real estate law. Mr. Stanford was recognized among the 2009 top transaction and finance lawyers by the Legal 500 in the Florida real estate and construction category, and in 2007, was named as a leading expert in real estate by the Legal 500.He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and Florida Citrus Sports. He is admitted to practice in Florida.