Practice Areas

Real Estate

 

Acquisition and Disposition of Commercial Property

Our firm provides comprehensive representation in the purchase and sale of commercial property, including the drafting of all agreements, conducting due diligence, negotiation and structuring financing, and the issuance of title insurance. As dealmakers, our strength lies in our ability to navigate complex commercial transactions that often require creative solutions to close.

Commercial Property Debt Financing

Our firm serves as lender’s counsel and counsel to developers, investors, and owners of commercial property in connection with complex debt financing including the structuring and negotiation of A&D Loans, Construction Loans, Mezzanine Loans, Bridge Loans, Permanent & Takeout Loans, and Conduit Loans.

Commercial Leasing

From drafting and negotiating commercial space and ground leases, to the creation and development of sophisticated common area maintenance programs, we keep your retail, office or industrial project moving forward.

Land Development

Our firm regularly represents landowners, joint venture partners,and entrepreneurs in developing the full-cycle of real estate projects, and we provide legal counsel at every stage of the development process. 


Residential Real Estate

While we have developed a specialty in complex commercial real estate matters, our firm also regularly represents clients in the purchase and sale of residential properties, issuance of title insurance, and landlord tenant issues relating to residential properties. 

Corporate & Real Estate Litigation

Weinkle Abergel law has extensive civil litigation experience. We are experienced trial and appellate attorneys. We represent clients throughout the State of Florida in all state and federal court and arbitration proceedings.


We routinely represent individuals in the Complex Business Divisions in Florida. These individuals include but are not limited to real estate developers, hotel/restaurant owners and operators, lenders, entrepreneurs, business owners, shareholders, corporate officers and directors and commercial landlords in connection with their litigation needs. Although our litigators aggressively represent their clients, whenever possible, such zealous advocacy is balanced by a cost-benefit analysis in pursuit of a client’s goals.

We strive to add value to our clients’ goals. In doing so, we provide our clients with various billing methods to choose from, including hourly, contingency and hybrid fee arrangements.


Our real estate representation includes, but it not limited to, litigation of matters involving:

  • real estate contracts;
  • commercial landlords and tenants over entitlement to possession of real property and damages;
  • brokerage commissions;
  • just value of real and tangible personal property for ad valorem taxation purposes;
  • construction defect claims;
  • Title Issues
  • Commercial Loan Disputes

Our corporate representation includes  litigation of matters involving:

  • Breach of Contracts (Shareholder, Operating, Settlement, etc.)
  • Non-compete agreements;
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Employment/Independent Contractor
  • Derivative Actions
  • all other related commercial contracts/agreements

Corporate & Business Law

 

Capital Raises

We routinely represent emerging growth companies raising capital, from early stage investments to institutional and strategic investments. We also routinely represent fund sponsors, or general partners, in raising capital to fund private equity transactions, and fund managers raising capital to implement a broad range of investment strategies.

Corporate Debt & Financing

Our firm serves as lender’s counsel and corporate counsel in connection with complex debt financing transactions including the issuance of corporate bonds, asset based lending, restructuring of corporate debt and workouts, and private debt placement to fund corporate growth. 

M&ATransactions

Our firm has strong experience representing both the buy or sell side of middle market M&A transactions.

Private Equity Transactions

We work with Private Equity Groups and Venture Capital Funds that are making investments in or acquisitions of portfolio companies in a variety of industries.


Fund Structuring & Creation

We counsel clients regarding the structuring and creation of investment funds such as private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, debt funds, and SFOs.

Property Tax & Ad Valorem Taxation

Property taxes can be one of the biggest single expense items for commercial properties. Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of property tax law and appeals, to help taxpayers control costs and ensure they are not paying more than necessary. Our attorneys represent local, statewide owners and managers of real estate in our taxation practice. We reduce tax liability on both commercial real estate and commercial tangible personal property via administrative appeals at the Value Adjustment Board level and through litigation in circuit court. 

We specialize in:

  • Complex tax appeals before the value adjustment boards and in circuit court throughout Florida
  • Ad valorem property tax exemptions and classifications, including agricultural classifications 


We also advise our clients on the tax implications of their real estate investments and on the tax-efficient use of special purpose vehicles, and how to properly utilize 1031 or "like kind" exchanges.