Dealmakers

Paul Lawler and David Perry Jr.

Holland & Knight Team Delivers More Credit to ION Networks

By Mary Hladky |

The legal team added $150 million in loan proceeds, which pushes the West Palm Beach-based media company's credit facility to $865 million.

$10M Doral Industrial Sale Bets on Rezoning

An aggressive bet that rezoning would increase the value of industrial assets is driving deals in Doral, including a recent $9.9 million sale.

HFF Arranges Refi for Miami Retail Portfolio

By Samantha Joseph |

HFF arranges $12.2 million in senior refinancing for an investor with a retail portfolio in Miami's Little Havana and Brickell neighborhoods.

Christopher Pace, with Jones Day, and Nancy B. Lash, with Greenberg Traurig

Lawyers Team Up to Sell Lincoln Road Building for Nonprofit

By Mary Hladky |

Nancy Lash and Chris Pace were chosen to sell the ArtCenter's building at 800 Lincoln Road because Lash had experience with nonprofits and Pace was representing ArtCenter in litigation.

Broker Arranges Sale of Miami Beach's Orchid House for a Third Time

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Susan Gale helped arrange the sale of South Beach's Orchid House, a boutique hotel at 1350 Collins Ave. made famous by Justin Bieber.

Katherine Amador, Martin Genauer, and Franklin Caplan

Berger Singerman Team Negotiates $274 Million Citrus Grove Sale

By Mary Hladky |

The Berger Singerman team of Katherine Amador, Martin Genauer and Franklin Caplan, which also included Daniel Aronson, Frank Scruggs and David Black, guided the sale of 20,000 acres of citrus land in a $274 million deal.

Marcie Oppenheimer Nolan and Perry Sofferman with Becker & Poliakoff

Becker & Poliakoff Pair Work Tire Choice Store Acquisitions

By Mary Hladky |

Marcie Oppenheimer Nolan and Perry Sofferman advised Monro Muffler Brake Inc. in the $53 million acquisition of 35 Tire Choice & Total Car Care stores.

Law Firm Consolidates Offices in Boca Raton With $13M Lease

By Samantha Joseph |

Personal injury firm Kanner & Pintaluga signs a 10-year lease after outgrowing separate offices in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Two-Part, $11 Million Deal Creates New Home for Towing Company

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Using a 1031 exchange transaction to save on taxes, Miami's Downtown Towing is expanding its operations and moving to larger quarters.

Gunster attorneys Gregory Bader and Gustav Schmidt

Gunster Duo Advises on $67 Million Stonegate Bank Merger

By Mary Hladky |

Greg Bader and Gus Schmidt represented Stonegate Bank in its merger with Community Bank of Broward, a $66.7 million stock deal completed less than five months after the merger was announced.

Miami Apartment Sale Values Grove Complex at $30 Million

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A complex transaction in Miami's Coconut Grove for a 97-unit apartment complex took two years and some creative deal structuring.

received 12/2014- Miami-- Carlos Viana, with White & Case.

White & Case Team Arranges $1.3 Billion Package for Chile's Subway Expansion

By Mary Hladky |

Carlos Viana and his White & Case team represented the state-owned operator of Santiago, Chile's subway system in obtaining $1.3 billion in financing.

R. Stephen Sandiford, Alan D. Axelrod and Martin A Schwartz, with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

Collaborative Effort Made $280 Million Deal Go Smoothly

By Eleazar David Melendez |

R. Stephen Sandiford, Alan Axelrod and Martin Schwartz of Bilzin Sumberg advised Dacra Realty in the sale of a 20 percent stake in its Miami Design District project, which went for $280 million.

Bank Founders Arrange $18 Million Sarasota Refinancing

Chris Caveglia and Kurt Hoffmann of HC Real Estate Capital arranged $18 million in refinancing for Marigot Bay Apartments in Sarasota through New York Life for seven years.

Norberto Quintana

Attorneys Helps Banking Syndicate in $400 Million Loan

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Norberto Quintana of Holland & Knight helped a Colombian bank obtain a $400 million loan facility from JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and two Japanese banking entities.

$20M Bulk Condo Deal Makes Way for Teardown at Key Largo's Ocean Reef Club

By Eleazar David Melendez |

George Pino represented a Key Biscayne developer in the bulk purchase of the Key Largo condo complex.

Avison Young Duo Helps Close $33 Million Purchase

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Two Avison Young brokers helped arrange the $33 million purchase of a Boca Raton office complex as part of a 1031 transaction.

received 12/2014- Miami-- Carlos Viana, with White & Case.

Lawyer Leads White & Case Team on $260 Million Project

By Julie Kay |

Carlos Viana led White & Case lawyers from Miami, Mexico City, London and New York City in negotiating and drafting three ship-or-pay agreements as well as financing documents with four different banks.

12/23/14- Miami-  Albert Diaz-Silveira and Colleen M. Grady, with Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira LLP.

Lawyers Negotiate Purchase of Natural Gas Facility

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira firm negotiated the $168 million acquisition of a natural gas processing plant for a consortium of Trinidad and Tobago government agencies.

Coral Gables Office Deal Comes With Makeover Plans

By Samantha Joseph |

Altis Cardinal principal Frank Guerra leads his company's $22.5 million purchase of a 10-story office building and plans a $3 million makeover.

Stuart Kapp

Here's How Marketing the Quorum Business Center Was Difficult and How He Negotiated its Sale

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Stuart Kapp of Proskauer Rose marketed the Quorum Business Center in Deerfield Beach, which was difficult because the property has warehouse and office components.

Exec Persuades Bank to Lend for Cemetery Purchases

By Eleazar David Melendez |

In a rare deal for such assets, a South Florida executive with 27 years in the funerary industry purchased four funeral homes and three cemeteries.

Lawyer Protects HOA in Sale of Canyon Ranch Units, Amenities

A Hinshaw & Culbertson partner represented two homeowner associations in the $21.6 million sale of common areas and units.

Wayne Schuchts, Jack Lowell and Oscar Rivera

Bank's Resolve to Move Prompted Reluctant Seller as This Trio Represented Various Sides

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Wayne Schuchts, Jack Lowell and Oscar Rivera represented various sides in a $75 million deal for a bank building at 220 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables.

3000 Biscayne Blvd.

CREC Brokers Arrange $19M Sale of Greater Miami Legal Services Headquarters

By John Pacenti |

Peter Mekras and Andrew Remick of CREC arrange the sale of the headquarters of Legal Services of Greater Miami to a developer.

Peter D. Lopez

This Miami Attorney Secures Loan Through Three Banks

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Stearns Weaver shareholder Peter D. Lopez negotiates the nearly $76 million construction loan for a 387-unit Miami condo tower at 1010 Brickell Ave.

Marcos Jimenez

He Forced $80M Sale Over Hail of Litigation

By Eleazar David Melendez |

Marcos Jimenez led a McDermott Will & Emery team in litigation that gained control of a prime downtown Miami property and sold it in a boom market.

Miami Lakes Real Estate Investment Firm Buys Vegas Apartments

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The Kislak Organization of Miami Lakes purchased a Las Vegas apartment community for $29.3 million.