Best Lawyers for Real Estate Law in Florida, United States

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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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Thomas J. Hunt was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas J. Hunt

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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T. Todd Pittenger was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

T. Todd Pittenger

GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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Paul S. Quinn, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Paul S. Quinn, Jr.

GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Real Estate Law Definition

The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.
The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.