Environmental Counsel on Local Development Containing Endangered Habitat

National Homebuilder

Representation of a national homebuilder in development of a South Florida site that included pine rockland, an endangered habitat located only in South Florida and protected by a variety of local county regulations. Representation included evaluation and analysis of county environmental regulations, coordinating and reviewing the environmental consultant’s analyses and reports, coordinating with county staff regarding the characterization of the site, and making recommendations to the development team in order to preserve more habitat on site than required by the County Code of Ordinances.  Successfully obtained approval from the county regarding the proposed revised site plan, incorporating the preservation of the identified pine rock-land on site.  

Howard E. Nelson
Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Representation of B piece and special servicer clients, handling in excess of $130billion in 2.0 CMBSsecuritizations.
Representation of an energy company in its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of another energy company, resulting in the creation of the largest utility holding company in the United States.
Handled the sale of over 2,000 REOs, with aggregate purchase prices in the billions of dollars, through both the negotiation and closing of individual sales and the structuring and sale by auction of multiple properties. The largest was approximately $216 million, which was the sale of a major hotel...