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Jonathan D. Wallace


Mr. Wallace is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in counseling clients on all aspects of the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, leasing and operation of commercial properties, ranging from agricultural to mixed-use urban infill. Through his frequent representation of real estate professionals in large, complex real estate transactions, Mr. Wallace has become proficient in dealing with a wide variety of real property-related legal matters including title insurance, Florida ad valorem and transaction taxes, 1031 tax free exchanges, and the drafting and negotiation of real estate purchase and sale agreements, easements, leases, property management agreements, and declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions. Mr. Wallace also serves as special real estate counsel for a major public Florida university.

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Additional Representative Experience

Mr. Wallace also has significant experience representing financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, and corporate clients in a variety of commercial and real estate lending matters. His commercial and real estate lending practice includes representation of lenders and borrowers in negotiating, structuring and documenting real estate acquisition, development, and construction financing as well as working capital and general corporate loans. In addition, Mr. Wallace regularly advises financial institutions and borrowers dealing with problem loans, documenting workouts, assumptions and intercreditor subordination arrangements.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • The Florida Bar - Member
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Leadership Orlando (Graduate)
  • NAIOP (National Association of Industrial Office Properties)
  • UF FARE (Friends and Alumni of Real Estate)
  • Central Florida Gator Club
    • Board Member
    • Vice President of Outreach
  • Central Florida Partnership’s Young Professionals Council
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce
  • Urban Land Institute - Member


  • Juris Doctor: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, cum laude, 2006
    • Journal of Law and Public Policy – Executive Articles Editor, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2005-2006
  • B.S.B.A. Degree in Decision and Information Science: University of Florida College of Business Administration, Gainesville, Florida, cum laude, 2003
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Recognition & Awards

  • Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Recognized as a Legal Elite ‘Up and Comer’ Real Estate Attorney by Florida Trend Magazine, 2017
  • Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ and Outstanding Business Real Estate Attorney by Florida Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer: Professionalism in Negotiation- Transactional Law, The Orange County Bar Professionalism and Business Law Committees, February 16, 2017
  • Lecturer: Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, January 27, 2017
  • 2013 Florida Legislative Update, Orlando, Florida, May 30, 2013: Port St. Lucie, Florida, June 19, 2013: and Melbourne, Florida, June 26, 2013
  • 2012 Florida Legislative Update, Orlando, Florida, May 3, 2012; Viera, Florida, May 10, 2012; and Gainesville, Florida, June 27, 2012
  • FIRPTA Update/Refresher and Withholding Requirements on International Wire Transfers, co-presented with Christine L. Weingart.  Discussion of Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) income tax withholding requirements together with other tax withholding requirements on international wire transfers and related ethical issues. Presented to the Central Florida Real Estate Council, June 7, 2011.
  • Florida Documentary Stamp Tax Update, Web Conference, Lorman Education Series, September 16, 2010


  • Constitutional Law: The First Amendment’s Effects on Congressional Efforts to Protect Minors from Obscenity on the Internet: Ashcroft v. ACLU, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy; Vol. 17.1, 2006