Representation of joint venture between Fortune International and Seville-Lowenstein in the acquisition, redevelopment, and substantial expansion of the Seville Hotel, a historic hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, as well as obtaining land use, zoning, and historic preservation approvals. After a year of hearings, the hotel was approved to include 420,000 square feet of condo and hotel space, including two new towers.
Representation of Oleta Partners, LLC, a joint venture comprised of affiliates of the LeFrak Organization and Turnberry Associates, in the successful negotiation of the long-term ground lease and complicated leasehold financing for a 185-acre brownfields redevelopment site in the City of North Miami...
Oversaw the servicing of over $6 billion worth of hotel loans involving sales and loan assumptions, restructurings, mergers, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, forbearances and other workouts, changes in franchises/ flags, operating/ master lease issues, private equity takeovers, changes in management, e...
Representation of 900 Collins Avenue in its efforts to build a multimillion-dollar development on a property with a protected historic building. We successfully obtained a writ of mandamus requiring the City of Miami Beach to issue a permit allowing the demolition of the historic structure, which th...