Joseph M. Hernandez
Drawing on his prior experience as a banker and general counsel for a private equity firm, Joe Hernandez counsels a variety of clients in negotiating and structuring complex commercial real estate transactions. He represents real estate developers, financial institutions, private equity firms, family offices and public entities in all phases of such transactions, with deals across the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. He handles acquisitions, development, financing, leasing, joint ventures, and advises clients on raising capital for real estate projects.
He also represents developers and investors in the area of condominium redevelopment, which oftentimes involves the bulk-acquisition of condominium units and the complex process of terminating an existing condominium. He helps clients navigate all stages of the process, from due diligence, joint venture structuring, structuring bulk-acquisitions and termination strategies, to acquisition financing, construction financing, and mezzanine financings that facilitate the redevelopment.
Joe is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), a prestigious fellowship reserved for lawyers distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law. He also serves as Chair of ACREL’s Common Interest Ownership Committee.
EducationUniversity of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1996University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1987
InvolvementAmerican College of Real Estate Lawyers
Common Interest Ownership Committee, Chair
FellowUniversity of Miami
School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Real Property Development LLM Program
Member, Real Property Development LLM Advisory BoardAmerican Bar Association
Real Property Section
MemberThe Florida Bar
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
MemberGreater Miami Chamber of CommerceLeadership Miami, Class of 2001Junior Achievement of Greater Miami
Former Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Member
Board of Directors, Member
Chambers USA, Real Estate - South Florida, 2022 - present
The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2019 - present
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2007-2012; 2020, 2022
Daily Business Review, Dealmaker of the Year Award, 2015
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