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Commercial Real Estate

We represented PEBB Enterprises and BH Group in their $48.5 million joint venture acquisition of a prime waterfront shopping center in Fort Lauderdale that will be redeveloped to include 361 housing units. Our representation included work within the corporate, commercial real estate and financing aspects of the transaction. Our corporate team drafted and negotiated the JV and a subsequent JV with The Related Group, a luxury residential real estate developer, while the commercial real estate and financing teams assisted with due diligence, financing and closing of the transaction with a large Florida-based bank.

Assisted client in acquiring a portfolio of franchised restaurants in New York through a sale-leaseback transaction, drafting the transaction documents, leases and organizational documents on behalf of the client and their partners. We negotiated the documents, completed all diligence and facilitated the closing, achieving the client’s goals of limiting their exposure while securing high-quality assets under an aggressive deadline. We then assisted the client in selling the properties individually through negotiating sales agreements, resolving purchaser diligence inquiries and coordinating closings. As a result of our organization and attentiveness during the acquisition phase, the properties were well positioned for quick and easy sales.

DE’s corporate, finance and real estate departments represented a prominent real estate developer in connection with its $100m acquisition of a gulf-front co-op in Coquina Sands as part of a joint venture agreement with a diversified real estate developer and investment firm. Our team was responsible for structuring the buy-side organization, drafting organizational documents for various levels of entity ownership, securing and closing on acquisition and mezzanine loans for the investment firm joint venture member, drafting both customary and complex real estate acquisition documents, and leading all parties at acquisition, ultimately resulting in the successful acquisition of a valuable real estate asset for future development of luxury condominiums.

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Banking & Finance

Represented one of South Florida’s most renowned development firms in connection with an eight-figure multifamily construction loan for a property located in Sarasota, Florida. The proposed development will consist of 200-plus luxury apartments located on approximately 10 acres.

Represented a Massachusetts-based equity fund in connection with the acquisition and acquisition financing for property located in Connecticut operated as a distribution center for a publicly traded equipment rental company.

Represented prominent Florida real estate development firm in connection with an eight-figure predevelopment loan for a proposed and permitted 100-unit residential subdivision in Miami, Florida.

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Corporate & Business Transactions

Advised portfolio company of an investment manager headquartered in New York in connection with its roll-up acquisition of several gaming sites in Georgia, including negotiation of documentation and licensing with the Georgia Lottery Commission.

Served as investor counsel in connection with the negotiation and drafting of two companion joint ventures entered into with a family office real estate acquisition and management group. The joint ventures were formed for the purpose of acquiring three parcels of prominently situated property in downtown Houston, Texas, including two parcels consisting of office buildings intended to qualify as qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) property. Our representation also included structuring the investor’s companion investment entities that were formed for the purpose of holding the QOZ partnership interest and non-QOZ partnership interest in the joint ventures and preparing the investment entities’ Rule 506(b) syndication offering documents.

Represented a large private equity firm and one of its portfolio companies, a national wholesale meat supplier, in its add-on acquisition of a regional sausage and hot dog producer. Our representation included preparing and negotiating the purchase documents, reorganization of the brands involved, including drafting and negotiation of all related documents, establishing a revolving credit facility, and working with a high-profile national bank on two loans that financed the transaction.

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Labor & Employment Law

Represented executives in a $21 million Series B round.

Represented artificial intelligence and machine learning company in an acquihire transaction.

Represented executives in the $43 million sale of a data analytics platform company.

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