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  • Represented real estate fund in the making of a loan to an entity established to purchase participation interests, aggregating a majority participation interest, in a $141 million mortgage loan secured by a mixed use resort property which loan permitted and was ultimately converted into a majority interest in the borrower.
  • Represented a Chapter 11 debtor in the sale of multiple mortgage loan portfolios having an aggregate unpaid principal balance in excess of $250 million.
  • Represented investor in $220 million acquisition of tenant-in-common interests in seven hotel properties.
  • Represented developer in sale of $130 million office complex consisting of over 500,000 gross leasable space.
  • Represented real estate fund in acquisition of 500 condominium units out of a bankruptcy of a failed condominium development.
  • Represented developer in connection with the acquisition and development of a 1200 acre/1600 home community.
  • Represented developer in the acquisition and governmental approval of a proposed 800 acre fly in/fly out community including a self-contained FAA and Florida Department of Transportation licensed airport.
  • Represented the seller of an asphalt refinery business in Texas to a major private equity buyer for total consideration exceeding $100 million.  Successfully navigated and counseled the client and transaction through complicated negotiations and legal considerations ranging from the private equity buyer’s financing arrangements to the bankruptcy process in which the assets were marketed and sold.  Worked with the private equity buyer’s New York counsel, Kaye Scholer, to structure a letter of intent to commence the bankruptcy sale process, including debtor in possession financing and complex and limited exclusivity arrangements, Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and challenging environmental and title issues. Negotiated the definitive transaction documents and coordinated local counsel’s involvement from the letter of intent through closing and adversarial post-closing matters.
  • Chambers & Partners USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate, 2010-2013, 2015-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2019
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2007-2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009-2018
  • South Florida Business Journal, CEO of the Year Diamond Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • South Florida Business Journal, Power Leaders
  • Counsel to Jack and Jill Children's Center
  • Broward County Higher Education Facilities Authority
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, Capital Campaign
  • Founder/Director of local youth hockey organization
  • Served on Initial Board of Directors of Charter School of Excellence
  • Broward Workshop Board of Directors

Thirty Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers In America

August 15, 2018

Thirty-One Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of Florida Super Lawyers

June 18, 2018

Berger Singerman Recognized by Chambers USA for 15th Consecutive Year

May 3, 2018

South Florida Legal Guide Names 23 Berger Singerman Attorneys as Top Lawyers

January 10, 2018

Thirty Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers In America

August 15, 2017

South Florida Business Journal interviews James Berger in "Ultimate CEO Berger on making a tradition of six-figure charitable donations"

August 9, 2017

Thirty-Two Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2017 Super Lawyers Florida Edition

June 9, 2017

Berger Singerman Receives High Marks by Chambers USA for Fourteenth Consecutive Year

May 30, 2017

Berger Singerman's James Berger and Paul Steven Singerman Named 2017 South Florida Ultimate CEOs

April 26, 2017

SFBJ honors James Berger and Paul Singerman in the SFBJ's 2017 South Florida Ultimate CEO Awards honorees

April 17, 2017

Twenty-Eight Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers In America

August 15, 2016

Thirty-Six Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2016 Super Lawyers Florida Edition

June 14, 2016

Berger Singerman Receives High Marks by Chambers USA for Thirteenth Consecutive Year

June 2, 2016

Berger Singerman Attorneys Honored as Dealmakers of the Year by the Daily Business Review

May 9, 2016

Berger Singerman Represents 301 South Gulfview LLC in Sale of Hyatt Regency Clearwater

February 1, 2016