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Gregory K. Lawrence

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Mr. Lawrence is the Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Team and a member of the Real Estate department. He has more than 28 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, loan workouts and secured and unsecured loan transactions. He has represented numerous banks and borrowers by structuring a variety of commercial lending transactions, including real estate acquisition and development loans, agribusiness loans, and lines of credit to national home builders and other developers.

Mr. Lawrence was recognized by the nationally-renowned BTI Consulting Group among the 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars. Honorees are recognized for their exceptional dedication to client service, solely based on unsolicited feedback from more than 300 corporate counsel in large and Fortune 1000 companies throughout the United States.

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Additional Representative Experience

Significant Representations

  • $32 million construction loan for multifamily project in Pinellas County, Florida
  • $45 million revolving line of credit construction loan for phase hotel-condominium project in Orange County, Florida
  • $15 million construction revolving line of credit to developer of retail drug stores across the State of Florida
  • $29 million construction loan for retail shopping center in Volusia County, Florida
  • $25 million construction loan for multifamily project in Celebration, Florida
  • $132 million syndicated loan transaction involving seven real estate lenders and two mezzanine lenders for luxury high-rise condominium project in Miami, Florida
  • $10 million construction loan for build to suit office building project in Broward County, Florida
  • $75 million residential builder line of credit for construction of single family homes across Florida
  • $90 million residential builder line of credit for construction of single family homes in seven southern states
  • $24 million construction loan for multifamily project near Naples, Florida
  • $13 million and $9 million construction loans for condominium projects in Volusia County, Florida
  • $13 million development loan for construction of residential subdivision in Orange County, Florida
  • $9 million and $7 million loans for construction of hotels in Orange County and Daytona Beach, Florida
  • $15 million loan for construction of tissue paper manufacturing plant in Central Florida
  • $31 million loan for condominium project in downtown Orlando
  • $47 million revolving construction loan for condominium project in Fort Myers, Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • The Florida Bar
    • Financial Services Committee
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Inc. - Fellow
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Seminole Boosters, Inc. - National Board of Directors

Charitable and Pro Bono Service

  • Eatonville Boys & Girls Club – Board of Directors

Education

  • Juris Doctorate: Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1984
    • Stetson Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science Degree: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, magna cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Recognition & Awards

  • Named among the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law, 2013-2015
  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell: Preeminent AV Rating