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Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development Adjunct Faculty

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Brian S. Adler Brian S. Adler
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
J.D., cum laude, 1993, University of Miami School of Law
B.A., cum laude, 1990, University of Miami

Telephone: 305-350-2351   |   E-mail: badler@bilzin.com

Brian S. Adler works in the Land Use & Government Relations Group at Bilzin Sumberg. His experience includes representing developers and contractors in the permitting, platting, zoning, comprehensive planning and development processes, from application inception to representation at hearing. Adler works on numerous developments of regional impact and participates in post-decision appeals, the annexation process and assists in the drafting of ordinances and resolutions. His practice is focused primarily on land use, zoning and environmental matters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and various municipalities throughout South Florida. Adler has appeared before numerous governmental bodies including local and county councils and commissions, special masters, circuit and district courts, the State of Florida Cabinet Aides, Board of Governors and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. Adler teaches Planning and Zoning in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Virginia S. Albrecht Virginia S. Albrecht
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., University of Wisconsin

Telephone: 202-955-1943   |   E-mail: valbrecht@hunton.com

Virginia S. Albrecht's practice focuses on environmental law and administrative law-in particular, the Clean Water Act (CWA) wetlands program, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal regulatory programs that affect the use of land. Experience in permit negotiation, litigation of policy issues, lobbying Congress and the Administration, enforcement defense, and compliance counseling. Albrecht's client list includes development companies, agricultural and mining companies, state and local agencies, and trade associations. Albrecht has extensive experience with federal environmental agencies both in Washington and in district and regional offices. Albrecht was lead counsel in landmark wetlands cases, including NMA v. Corps of Engineers (invalidating the "Tulloch Rule," which illegally claimed authority to regulate excavation and land-clearing activities in wetlands); NAHB v. Corps of Engineers, which established that nationwide permits are rules subject to immediate judicial review; and Hoffman v. EPA, holding that the federal government must demonstrate an interstate commerce nexus in order to assert CWA jurisdiction over a wetland. Albrecht teaches a Wetlands course in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Ross J. Altman

Ross J. Altman
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, DLA Piper
J.D., George Washington University
B.A., University of Michigan

Telephone: 312-368-3442   |   E-mail: ross.altman@dlapiper.com

Ross J. Altman's legal practice focuses on construction, real estate, and international sales. He chairs the transactional side of the DLA Piper's Construction Law group. His representative construction projects include pulp and paper plants, petroleum refineries and other large industrial facilities, highways and infrastructure projects, stadiums, medical complexes, high-rise buildings, commercial and retail structures, resorts, hotels, and mixed use developments. He has worked on projects located throughout North America and in South America, Europe, and Asia, and is involved in public-private partnerships. Altman also has significant experience working with companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and international insolvency matters, serving as general counsel for a global company that successfully reorganized under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, restructuring over $750 million in aggregate liabilities. In Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the respected English research publisher Chambers & Partners lists Mr. Altman for his construction law practice, describing him as "a great transactional lawyer." He was selected recently for the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers. Since 2005, Altman has been designated an Illinois Super Lawyer, as the result of research projects conducted jointly by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law. Altman is a regular contributor to legal treatises and frequently writes and lectures on topics that pertain to the design professions and construction industry. He also serves as a contributing editor to The Real Estate Finance Journal. Altman teaches Drafting, Design and Construction Documents in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Michael M. Berger

Michael M. Berger
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
LL.M., 1968, University of Southern California
J.D., 1967, Washington University School of Law
B.S., 1964, Brandeis University

Telephone: 310-312-4185   |   E-mail: mmberger@manatt.com

Michael M. Berger is one of California's preeminent appellate lawyers and is co-chair of Manatt's Appellate Practice Group. One of the top land use and condemnation lawyers in the United States, Berger's appellate cases have involved planning, zoning, eminent domain, various kinds of business litigation, landslides, contract, due process, equal protection, defective construction, nuisance, insurance and environmental law. Berger has argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court, as well as cases before appellate courts throughout California, numerous federal courts of appeal and other state supreme courts. He is also the frequent author of amicus curiae briefs in various appellate courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, pressing client interests in important pending cases. Berger teaches a course on Takings in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Peter S. Britell

Peter S. Britell
Adjunct Professor of Law
LL.B., cum laude, 1966, Harvard Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) , 1976, New York University School of Law
A.B., magna cum laude, 1963, Harvard University

Telephone: 212-424-8567   |   E-mail: psbritell@venable.com

Peter S. Britell, Adjunct Professor of Law, is a partner in Venable LLP. He has had broad experience in virtually every area of construction and real estate practice and has been lead counsel in many high-profile transactions and projects. He is listed under Real Estate in Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers and The New York Area's Best Lawyers and has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV". He is the author of Green Buildings: Law, Contract, and Regulation (Law Journal Press, 650 pp. 2010, updated 2011 and 2012 and available through www.lawcatalog.com) and The Law of Green Buildings: Cases and Materials (available in paperback and e-book editions through www.Amazon.com). He was pro bono chair of Housing & Services, Inc. a New York not-for-profit corporation for a 13-year period during which they created more than $200 million in housing for the homeless and other lowest-income tenants. Mr. Britell is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an L.L.M in Taxation from New York University Law School. He has written extensively on real property and construction law and since 2007 on green buildings law.

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Charles J. Foschini

Charles J. Foschini
Adjunct Professor of Law
Vice-Chairman of South Florida Markets, CB Richard Ellis
J.D., cum laude, 1997, University of Miami School of Law
MBA, 1988, University of Miami
B.B.A., 1987, University of Miami

Telephone: 305-381-6424   |   E-mail: charles.foschini@cbre.com

Charles Foschini is a nationally recognized market leader in real estate investment banking. Foschini is the Vice Chairman of South Florida Markets at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), a global real estate services company, where he is responsible for business development and the structuring of debt and equity investments throughout the region. He has been involved in the sale and financing of more than 250 investment properties approaching $6.0 billion in value, including several landmark single asset transactions in excess of $200 million dollars. Foschini is widely respected throughout the industry,, and has consistently been honored as a recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Circle, which recognizes the top 3% of commissioned salespeople at CB Richard Ellis. Charles currently serves on the Americas President's Advisory Council, which functions as the employee's liaison to senior management on issues of importance to both our clients and the firm, and was the 2005 winner of the CB Richard Ellis Innovation Award for his team's cutting edge business practices. Foschini teaches Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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John Halula

John Halula
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
J.D., University of Florida College of Law
B.S., University of Florida

Telephone: 305-789-7796   |   E-mail: john.halula@hklaw.com

John Halula has 20 years of experience in the areas of real estate and finance representing lenders, developers, purchasers and sellers of real estate. He has significant experience representing lenders in syndicated loans with A-B note structures and in mezzanine loans. Halula maintains an active practice in the areas of real estate, and institutional and consumer finance. In the real estate area, he represents clients in transactions involving sales, acquisitions, sale-leasebacks, ground leases, building and space leases, and like-kind exchanges of real property and related personal property. In the area of institutional finance, he represents various types of domestic and international lenders providing construction and permanent financing for multifamily residential, retail, office and industrial projects. In the area of consumer finance, Halula provides counseling in the Florida Consumer Protection Laws, Mortgage Brokerage Act, and the federal truth-in-lending laws to a variety of banks, mortgage lenders and credit companies. He is a Florida licensed certified public accountant. Halula teaches a Real Estate Documents workshop in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Joseph D. Harbaugh

Joseph D. Harbaugh
Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor/Dean Emeritus, Nova Southeastern University Law Center
LL.M., 1967, Georgetown University
LL.B., 1964, University of Pittsburgh
J.D., 1964, University of Pittsburgh
B.S., 1961, St. Joseph's College

Telephone: 954-262-6101   |   E-mail: harbaughj@nsu.law.nova.edu

Joseph D. Harbaugh is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Law Center, where he has been working since 1995. Harbaugh previously served as dean and professor of law at the University of Richmond; professor of law at the Washington College of Law at American University; visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; professor of law at Temple University School of Law; associate professor of law and director of the Clinical Education Program at Duke University School of Law; and associate professor of law and director of Legal Clinic at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Harbaugh also worked as chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee; the special assistant chief prosecuting attorney for Organized Crime to the Connecticut Circuit Court; chief public defender of the Connecticut Circuit Court; and special assistant to the Honorable William J. Green, Member of Congress (5th District Pa.). Harbaugh teaches a course on Negotiation in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez
Adjunct Professor of Law
Counsel, Angelo & Banta PA
J.D., 1996, University of Miami School of Law
B.S.B.A., 1987, University of Florida

Telephone: 305-343-0463   |   E-mail: jmh@angelolaw.com

Joseph Hernandez represents real estate developers in all phases of complex commercial real estate transactions. His experience includes the negotiation, documentation, and closing of the acquisition and sale, as well as the development and financing of commercial real estate. Hernandez represents both financial institutions and borrowers obtaining acquisition and construction financing, and has handled the resolution of complex title issues. In addition, he has significant experience documenting and negotiating real estate joint ventures and private placements to raise capital for real estate projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. A former corporate and real estate banker, Hernandez represents U.S. and foreign institutional investors in the acquisition, development and financing of commercial real estate projects in the United States and abroad, including condominium projects, luxury residential, retail centers, and hotel projects. He also represents several major institutions extending financing for commercial real estate projects, as well as non-real estate related secured loan facilities. Hernandez teaches Land Security & Finance in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Michael T. Lynott

Michael T. Lynott
Adjunct Professor of Law
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
J.D., cum laude, 1985, University of Miami School of Law
B.A., cum laude, 1979, University of Scranton

Telephone: 305-579-0500   |   E-mail: lynottm@gtlaw.com

Michael T. Lynott specializes in commercial lending, sales and acquisitions of commercial properties, commercial leasing, trusts and estates real property, Florida transfer taxes and title insurance, environmental law, international transactions, corporate real estate services outsourcing arrangements, and charter schools. Lynott previously worked as a assistant general counsel with Ryder System, Inc., where he handled real estate acquisitions and dispositions, environmental work and other legal actions for the company and its owned and leased properties around the world. Before joining Ryder, Lynott was a partner in the real estate practice of a prominent Miami law firm where he handled commercial lending, leasing, purchases, sales and other commercial property transactions, and Florida transfer taxes and title insurance matters for corporate clients and financial institutions. Lynott teaches a Real Estate Documents workshop in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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David Mesnekoff

David Mesnekoff
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney, Law Offices of David Mesnekoff, P.A.
J.D., 1969, University of Miami School of Law
B.B.A., 1965, University of Miami

Telephone: 305-233-9700   |   E-mail: david@mesnekofflaw.com

David Mesnekoff is a Florida Bar board certified real estate attorney. During his 39 years of practice in real estate law, he has represented purchasers, sellers, developers and lenders in a broad spectrum of real estate transactions. He founded and served as general counsel to a national bank. As legal education representative for Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc., he presented more than 1500 Continuing Legal Education seminars on a vast array of topics concerning real property. Mesnekoff is co-author of the "Construction Lien Paradigms," which were presented at the 2003 Fund Assembly. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, and serves as a member of the Florida Supreme Court's Bar Admissions Committee. Mesnekoff teaches Title Insurance in the graduate program in Real Property Development.

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Thomas F. Nealon III

Thomas F. Nealon III
Adjunct Professor of Law
Group General Counsel, LNR Partners, Inc.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
A.B., Georgetown University

Telephone: 305-695-5762   |   E-mail: tnealon@lnrproperty.com

Thomas F. Nealon, III LNR Partners, Inc. specializes in matters involving workouts, bankruptcy, creditors' rights litigation, REMIC tax matters and real estate purchase and sale transactions. He also handles direct legal aspects of due diligence, acquisition and disposition activities. Nealon also coordinates the legal aspects of securitization of asset portfolios including negotiation of Pooling and Servicing Agreements and review of Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreements and related documents. Nealon previously worked as managing director and general counsel at Right Associates; counsel at Coffey, Aragon, Martin and Burlington, P.A.; general counsel and secretary at Citicorp Savings of Florida/Citibank; senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at The Bowery Savings Bank in New York; counsel at Irving Trust Company; counsel at Irving Leasing Corporation; and an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York. Nealon teaches courses on Corporate Counsel, Distressed Property Workouts, Securitization of Real Estate, and Current Real Estate Finance Issues in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Marshall R. Pasternack

Marshall R. Pasternack
Adjunct Professor of Law
LL.M., 1983 New York University
J.D. 1980, University of Florida Levin College of Law
B.A. 1977, University of Florida

E-mail:   |   mpasternack@bilzin.com

Marshall R. Pasternack is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP where he has a highly sophisticated corporate & securities practice with extensive transactional experience. He is highly respected for his work in real estate limited partnerships, joint ventures and similar transactions. Mr. Pasternack has represented numerous sponsors in such transactions as well as numerous institutional investors. Having been on both sides of transactions, Mr. Pasternack brings a unique and balanced view, one which helps his clients reach their objectives more effectively and efficiently. He also routinely handles sophisticated mergers and acquisitions. He was rated by the Daily Business Review as one of the Top Dealmakers of the Year, Winner of the Real Estate - Hotel, 2010 and was included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 – present. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Robert S. Rausch

Robert S. Rausch
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP
J.D., 1981,William & Mary School of Law
B.A., 1974, University of Virginia

Telephone: 305-810-2543   |   E-mail: brausch@hunton.com

Robert S. Rausch specializes in Capital Finance & Real Estate specifically real estate acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing and finance. Rausch has worked on cases involving golf course, timeshare and resort developments, town center and mixed use developments, and land assemblages. He has represented golf course developers in acquisition, construction, operation and financing of several championship golf courses in U.S. and the Bahamas. In addition, he has represented developers of Class A office parks and town center/mixed use developments in development, construction, financing, owners' association and related matters; landlords and tenants in major leasing transactions. Rausch also has substantial experience with real estate financing, including representation of both borrowers and lenders in conduit and conventional financings. Rausch teaches a Real Estate Documents workshop in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Franchesca Rhodis

Franchesca Rhodis
Adjunct Professor of Law
President, Developers Choice Title Services, LLC
LL.M., 2003, University of Miami School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2001, University of Miami School of Law
B.B.A., cum laude, 1998, University of Miami

Telephone: 954-449-1787   |   E-mail: frhodis@developerschoicetitle.com

Franchesca Rhodis has her own real-estate practice and owns Developers Choice Title Services, LLC in Pompano Beach, Florida, a firm that specializes in end-buyer closings for large condominium projects. Rhodis served as in-house counsel to Tarragon Corporation from 2003 to 2005. She also interned with Holland & Knight, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and the City of Ft. Lauderdale's City Prosecutors Office. Rhodis teaches a Real Estate Documents workshop in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Vivian N. Rodriguez

Vivian N. Rodriguez
Adjunct Professor of Law
Senior Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service
LL.M., 2001, University of Miami School of Law
J.D., 1996, University of Miami School of Law
M.A., 1992, Florida International University
B.A., 1991, Florida International University

Telephone: 305-982-5266   |   E-mail: vivian.n.rodriguez@irscounsel.treas.gov

Vivian N. Rodriguez is a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Miami, where she represents the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in cases involving individuals, trusts, estates, and business entities. Rodriguez is also Board Certified in Tax Law by the Florida Bar and a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Florida. She serves on the steering committee of the Florida International University School of Accounting Affinity Council and is an active member of the Florida Association of Attorney-CPAs and the Tax Section of the Florida Bar, where she is a member of the Executive Council and the Assistant Editor of the Tax Bulletin. Rodriguez teaches Basic Federal Income Taxation of Real Property Transactions in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Clifford A. Schulman

Clifford A. Schulman
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniski, P.L.
J.D., 1972, University of Florida Levin College of Law
B.S., 1969, University of Florida

Telephone: 305-854-0800   |   E-mail: cschulmanc@wsh-law.com

Clifford A. Schulman has more than 40 years’ experience in the legal profession. He has extensive and varied experience in the environmental and land use field from both the government and private sectors, specializes in Zoning, land use and comprehensive planning; Environmental regulation and permitting; Coastal regulation and permitting; FEMA regulatory issues; Solid waste; Resource recovery; Utilities; and Arbitration and Mediation. Schulman teaches Environmental Regulation of Real Estate in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Howard Shapiro

Howard Shapiro
Adjunct Professor of Law
Developer in Residence, Graduate Program in
Real Property Development
MBA, University of Miami School of Business
Bachelor of Commerce, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Canada

Howard Shapiro has extensive expertise, nearly 40 years, in the real estate arena. He currently has his own firm, Howard Shapiro & Company, which provides consultancy services to the development industry. He has provided consulting on the built environment ranging from condominium conversions to luxury high-rise to "ground up" condominium hotel developments to property entitlement developments to mixed-use, to-be-built developments. Due to his extensive expertise, Mr. Shapiro serves as the Developer in Residence for Miami Law's Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development. In this role he lectures and works with law students and faculty to assist them in understanding the client's point of view and the reality of the real estate development industry in order to complement the theoretical legal aspects learned by students through their law classes. Prior to running his own firm, he worked for over 26 years as a Director and the Senior Vice President of Pacific International Equities, Inc., which was the Miami Beach's largest, luxury, condominium, high-rise developer. Born and raised in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Mr. Shapiro is fluent in French.

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Steven M. Siegfried

Steven M. Siegfried
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A.
J.D., 1974, Washington College of Law at American University
A.B., 1971, Brooklyn College

Telephone: 305-442-3334   |   E-mail: ssiegfried@siegfriedlaw.com

Steven M. Siegfried specializes in construction law. Siegfried has practiced construction law for more than 30 years. He received an "AV" rating (the highest available for an individual) from Martindale-Hubbell, the national legal directory. He is listed among the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2005). In the South Florida Legal Guide he is listed as one of the top lawyers in his field, a "Super Lawyer", and is recognized as a "Best Lawyer in America" in the area of construction litigation. Siegfried is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. He is also a founding Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. In addition, Siegfried has published numerous books and articles on construction law. Siegfried teaches Construction Law in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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William P. Sklar

William P. Sklar
Adjunct Professor of Law
Counsel, Akerman Senterfitt
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Miami

Telephone: 561-653-5000   |   E-mail: william.sklar@akerman.com

William P. Sklar's practice areas include representation of developers and lenders in a broad range of planning, drafting and development of residential, commercial and complex mixed-use condominiums and planned developments. Additionally, Sklar serves as regulatory counsel to developers and lenders relative to compliance under numerous federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances, including the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA), Fair Housing Act, Florida Condominium and Homeowners Association Acts and numerous other laws and regulations affecting real estate development and transactions. Additionally, Sklar has represented parties in a wide variety of real estate transactional and financing matters. In addition, Sklar served as Co-Chair of Governor Bush's Homeowners Association Task Force from 2003 to 2004. He was responsible for legislative reform of Florida's Homeowners Association Statute (Chapter 720). Sklar teaches Basic Condos, Co-ops & Associations and Advanced Condos in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Robert H. Smith

Robert H. Smith
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., Yale University

Telephone: 305-789-7749   |   E-mail: robert.smith@hklaw.com

Robert H. Smith's practice encompasses most facets of real estate, including commercial office, industrial and retail leases; purchase and sale transactions; acquisition, construction, and permanent financing transactions, as well as workouts and restructuring of problem loans. His practice often entails the coordination of teams of Holland & Knight attorneys with diverse experience, including land use, business law, federal and state taxation and litigation, in connection with complex real estate transactions. He is also the author, most recently, of a chapter titled "How Green Leasing Will Come to Pass - And What it will Look Like", in Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Legal Guide, published by the American Bar Association in the fall of 2008. Smith teaches Commercial Real Estate Leasing in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Lynn C. Washington

Lynn C. Washington
Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
LL.M., New York University
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
B.S., University of Florida

Telephone: 305-789-7798   |   E-mail: lynn.washington@hklaw.com

Lynn C. Washington practices in Holland & Knight's tax department. He has extensive experience in the areas of taxation and corporate and partnership transactions, compensation of executives, stock option plans, syndication of real estate transactions. He has also been involved in the structuring, development and capital formation of start-up businesses, and provides legal assistance to clients from start-up stage to expanded growth of businesses. Washington also works with the Holland & Knight's corporate department on public and private offerings, tax exempt bond offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Washington is actively involved in the representation of developers of affordable housing units throughout the state of Florida. In June of 1993, he was selected by Governor Lawton Chiles to serve on the Governor's Study Commission on Property Insurance and Reinsurance, a commission created to study the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the insurance industry and the insured customers of Florida. Washington was previously an attorney in the Office of District Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service for four years. He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, representing the United States in tax matters in bankruptcy court. Washington teaches Housing Law & Policy in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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Jack Winston

Jack Winston
Adjunct Professor of Law
Senior Consultant, Goodkin Consulting
Masters in Urban & Regional Planning, University of Miami
M.B.A., University of Miami
B.S., Pratt Institute

Telephone: 305-443-0727   |   E-mail: jackwinston@comcast.net

Jack Winston has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development field, and his involvement in a wide range of complex projects throughout the country has made him a nationally recognized real estate expert. The Winston Group, Mr. Winston's real estate firm, has completed various real estate acquisitions assignments for such clients as: Arvida, WCI, Turnberry Associates, Lennar, Kitson Partners/Morgan Stanley, and Codina/J.P. Morgan. He has practiced architecture, and operated his own residential building company in New York. Winston has held senior management positions with the largest homebuilders in the world, and owned one of the largest homebuilding companies in the Miami area. He works as a senior consultant at Goodkin Consulting, a real estate and financial industry consulting company. In addition, Winston is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. He has been a visiting professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Studies at Florida Atlantic University's Joint Center for Urban Studies, and a visiting professor in the Masters Program of the School of Architecture at Florida International University. He has also been an instructor for the Department of Building Construction at the State University of New York. Winston teaches Introduction to Real Estate Development and a Real Estate Project Development workshop in the Graduate Program in Real Property Development.

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