Manuel Gonzalez

Of Counsel
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Area of Focus: Real Estate, CMBS
Manuel Gonzalez
Of Counsel

Manny regularly handles all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions, including acquisitions, financings, dispositions and loan restructurings.

He has advised both U.S. and Latin American developers, funds, and investors in connection with secured financing transactions, including refinancing and construction loans. His practice also includes serving as counsel to landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters.

Q & A
What kind of client relationships do you have?
A relationship is the interaction between people.  In my profession, that is an ongoing process. I've developed a familiarity and have long-term relationships with numerous clients that come to me for guidance, advice, and as a sounding board for business ideas.
What differentiates you from other transactional real estate lawyers?
I'm not one to lose sight of the forest for the trees.  I consider myself to be a pragmatic deal closer, quietly but steadily building consensus among parties on both sides of the table, always keeping in mind that what is important to my client is that the deal gets done.
What is unique about Bilzin Sumberg?
The way that Bilzin Sumberg, as a firm, has institutionalized legal project management is pretty rare. At the outset of every major client engagement we have discussions between the client and Bilzin Sumberg team members in an effort to communicate clearly the client's expectations as well as the estimated fees and costs involved in the specific deal. There is continued communication throughout the term of the engagement and any changes in the client's expectations or in the estimated fees and costs are quickly addressed. 
  • University of Miami, LL.M., Real Property Development, 2006
    University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, 2000
    University of Florida, B.S., 1997
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida