Our Practice Areas

SMF Law understands that the practice of real estate law involves a multifaceted and complex set of activities consisting of a number of intertwined real estate issues, including: sales and acquisitions, development, leasing, finance and joint ventures. In that regard, SMF Law is equipped to offer guidance in each of the following areas:

Real Estate

Real estate lawSales and Acquisitions: The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties and residential properties. SMF Law assists clients in the negotiation and closing of real estate acquisitions and sales, including the preparation of purchase agreements, conveyancing documents, financing documents, tax-deferred and multiple-party exchange agreements, escrow instructions and other related documents.

Development: The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to create and develop and construct residential condominiums, condominium conversions, office buildings and mixed-use projects.

Leasing: The negotiation and preparation of residential and commercial (office, retail and industrial) leases on behalf of landlords or tenants.

Finance: Active representation of national and regional lending institutions and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales and purchases and other debt arrangements, including, construction loans. Assistance in the structuring and documentation of real estate mortgages and other loan documents.

Corporate

Joint Ventures. Assistance and counsel on the structuring and negotiation of partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements and other forms of joint venture arrangements.

Title

SMF Law routinely handles closing services for its residential and commercial clients throughout the State of Florida. SMF Law serves as a liaison between the buyer, seller, financing institutions and real estate brokers to make closings efficient and effective for all parties involved. SMF Law provides its clients with hands on and personalized closing services, including, but not limited to, serving as escrow agent, reviewing title and lien searches, evaluating title requirements and title exceptions, title curative work, real estate closings and issuance of title insurance policies.

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