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Marshall R. Pasternack

Area of Focus: Corporate
"He is an exceptional lawyer who focuses on getting deals done rather than fighting over minutiae."
- Chambers USA source
GET TO KNOW Marshall
Drawing on decades of experience, Marshall stands apart from other South Florida lawyers when it comes to real estate joint ventures. Having represented developers, sponsors, and capital partners, he is able to bring a unique perspective to each venture he helps craft and has a keen understanding of what is important to each party. 

Marshall regularly works on joint ventures for real estate projects valued at hundreds of millions — even billions — of dollars. Those partnerships have built landmark developments across South Florida, including the Dolphin Mall, Oakwood Plaza, Jade Signature, Civica, Auberge in Fort Lauderdale, and Pelican Bay in Naples. 
Q & A
What distinguishes you from other lawyers who do similar work?

I have been fortunate to have focused in an area over the past 25 years that I truly enjoy and which lends itself to creativity -- the joint venture arena.  I view the best of these transactions as exercises in collaboration -- among principals and attorneys. I enjoy people and I enjoy bringing people together and my practice allows me to do these things in a very positive and professional way. I am pleased to have developed relationships with and been referred multiple matters by attorneys that I once sat across the table from.

How do you view your relationships with clients?

My clients entrust me to get their deals done and I do everything I can to do so.  Many of my clients are close personal friends with whom I have had the pleasure of sharing many life cycle events. My clients know I am always available for them.

What is your involvement with Bilzin Sumberg Cares?
I created Bilzin Sumberg Cares, our firm wide employee volunteer program, which speaks of the culture of our Firm. I have helped shape the program and continue to oversee it. The concept behind the program was to bring the Bilzin Sumberg community together in a way that would benefit the South Florida community. That has been both our vision and our reality.
Representation of one of the largest privately owned development companies in Florida in connection with a joint venture with a private equity firm to develop a luxury high-rise condominium project in Naples, Florida. Our representation included complex tax structuring, as well as the negotiation of...
Representation of full service real estate company in the negotiation of a joint venture with a Miami-based real estate developer and a real estate private equity firm formed to construct and operate the $1 billion Residences by Armani Casa project, a 60-story high-end residential condominium in Sun...
Representation of Fortune Development in the development of the $330 million, 326-unit Jade, a luxury residential condominium in the Brickell area of downtown Miami. Representation included the negotiation of relevant joint venture documentation.
Representation of numerous owners and/or operators of Miami Beach restaurants and nightclubs, as well as affiliated restaurants and/or clubs in New York City and Aspen, Colorado, in the negotiation of joint venture, management, and lease agreements.
Representation of real estate investment group in the negotiation of a joint venture with a Miami-based real estate developer formed to construct and operate a $200+ million condominium hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Our multi-disciplinary team also represented the joint venture in connection with a $...
Representation of IPCP Florida Realty Value Funds in connection with acquisition and financing of Class B office and industrial properties throughout Florida.
  • New York University, LL.M., 1983
    University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, 1980
    University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1977
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
    Senior Advisor to Executive Committee of Young Leaders of United Way
    Miami Dade County Public Schools
    Safety and Security Task Force
    Rhythm Foundation
    Board of Directors
    University of Miami School of Law, Real Property Development LL.M.
    Adjunct Professor, 2010 - present
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Band 3, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2010 - present

    The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year - Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2020 - present

    The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2009 - present; Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2019 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - present

    Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, Winner of the Real Estate - Hotel, 2010 

    Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, "Put Something Back," 2009

    AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell