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  • Led joint venture work from initial assessment, to term sheet, to "toe-in-the water," to bridge convertible financing, in furtherance of the acquisition and equity and debt financing in connection with a significant "air rights" development project in Miami.
  • Represented private equity venture in acquisition, completion and re-positioning of a major "busted" condominium project and related secured loan in a bankruptcy bid context leading to debtor plan confirmation.
  • Represented loan syndicator in a complex workout involving a senior lender under administration by a non-U.S. governmental regulatory agency, including senior loan restructurings and sales and put-backs of under-performing assets.
  • Represented commodities trading firm in obtaining National Futures Association approval of an energy-related futures trading strategy for an investment management business.
  • Represented the successful plan proponent in a series of reorganization transactions involving an historic major hotel property in Pittsburgh, culminating in the acquisition of all equity in the debtor. The transactions included: (a) restructuring the hotel's senior secured financing, (b) terminating one hotel franchise agreement and negotiating and implementing a new franchise agreement and hotel management agreement, (c) negotiating and consummating additional financing from the hotel management company to achieve enhanced and updated brand standards, (d) procuring new junior mortgage financing from our client as plan proponent, and (e) negotiating claims resolution to achieve plan confirmation.
  • Represented syndication loan sponsor and agent on portfolio loans providing for cumulative financings of multiple hundreds of millions of dollars, secured by assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented non-profit entity on a government lease providing for a transit-oriented development.
  • Represented co-lender on high-rise mixed-used project in Las Vegas.
  • Represented international freight forwarding and express shipping company in connection with airport and facilities leases nationwide and in various foreign jurisdictions, including domestic and overseas build-to-suit projects.
  • Represented cargo and charter aircraft owner and lessor in connection with aircraft finance and operating leases.
  • Represented destination-oriented second-home developer on bankruptcy asset sales featuring numerous projects in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented major computer operating system owner and developer in various transactions during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented secured lender on golf course financings and workouts.
  • Represented golf and social private equity club on club acquisition from insolvent developer and on post-acquisition equity and club restructure.
  • Represented real estate developers on acquisitions and registrations.
  • Represented hotel owners in connection with management agreements, food and beverage contracts, employment matters, branding, and general business operations.
  • Represented software developer/data management service provider in connection with various consultant, vendor and customer contracts.
  • Represented professional services firm relative to long-term contracts, employment matters and ownership transition.
  • Represented professional services firm in a strategic merger.
  • Represented telecommunications company in connection with communications system infrastructure installation at a major international airport.
  • Represented Canadian Consulate in connection with leasing matters for diplomatic personnel.
  • Represented not-for-profit entities in obtaining educational and charitable purpose tax-exempt status.
  • Represented minority-owned distributor of medical, surgical and rehabilitative supplies in connection with the sale of its business and real estate assets.
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate, 2018-2019
  • Mayor – Village of Key Biscayne (term-limited)
  • Current Vice Mayor – Village of Key Biscayne
  • Board Member – South Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Board Member – Miami-Dade League of Cities
  • Policy Board Member – Florida Regional Council Alliance
  • Member – Southeast Florida Coastal-Ocean Task Force
  • Former Chair – Village of Key Biscayne Zoning Ordinance Review Committee
  • Former Member – Key Biscayne Art in Public Places Board
  • Former Chair – Key Biscayne Comprehensive Planning Committee
  • Former Member – Key Biscayne "2020 Vision" Planning Committee
  • Former Chair – Key Biscayne Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Subcommittee
  • Former Chair – Key Biscayne Youth Council Advisory Board
  • Advisor and Former Vice President – Key Biscayne Historical Society
  • Member, Brazil-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
  • Co-founder – The Congress of New Urbanism — Florida
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • American Resort Development Association(ARDA)
  • Active with the Florida Bar "Put Something Back" pro bono services program
  • Graduate – University of Miami Good Government Initiative (2012)
  • Leadership Miami Class of 1992
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court – Springfield and Boston, Massachusetts
  • Barclays Business Credit - Hartford, Connecticut
  • Morgan Lewis Bockius, LLP - Miami