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Real Estate

Acquisitions and Dispositions

  • Represented an investment and management company, focused on acquiring existing commercial real estate across the United States, in structuring and executing the acquisitions of real estate across the U.S. (via joint ventures) with a total project value of over $200 million.
  • Represented a real estate investment firm in connection with its sale of a condominium hotel within an ocean front mixed-use development in Clearwater Beach, Florida for the sale price of approximately $120 million.
  • Represented a land owner in the negotiation and sale of 3,700 continuous acres in Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Represented an investment and property management firm in its acquisition of the condominium building in Tampa, Florida for the purchase price of over $40 million.
  • Represented a private commercial bank in its sale of land with two landmark downtown Miami buildings to an investment, management and leasing firm for approximately $24.6 million.
  • Represented a real estate development and construction company in its sale of the 160,000-square-foot Coral Landings III retail plaza in Coral Springs, Florida for $33.7 million.
  • Represented a development company in connection with the acquisition of a five-building office park located in West Palm Beach, Florida from General Electric Credit Corp. and financed by the CMBS lender.
  • Represented a national multi-family owner/operator in disposition of portfolio of apartment complexes, valued in excess of $100 million, in its Chapter 11 proceeding.


  • Represented Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and its affiliates in connection with the creation, development and implementation of a new cruise port in Falmouth, Jamaica, valued at over $200 million.
  • Represented national and regional real estate developers, including Stiles Corporation and Minto Communities, in matters concerning the acquisition, development, construction and operation of small- and large-scale residential and mixed-use condominium and planned developments, including drafting and customizing condominium and homeowners association documents.

Financing and Debt Restructuring

  • Represented a real estate fund in connection with a loan, secured by the fund’s participation interests (having a face value of approximately $100 million) in a $141 million mortgage loan, involving twenty-five participants, secured by a Florida-based resort hotel.
  • Represented an owner of a resort property located in Central America in connection with the modification of its existing financing arrangements.
  • Represented a real estate developer in connection with the ownership and loan restructuring of a mountain estate residential fly-in fly-out community (with the project value of over $25 million).
  • Represented a closely held multi-state real estate sales and development enterprise in a $500 million out-of-court debt restructuring.
  • Represented a REIT in connection with refinancing of several multi-property portfolios (portfolio average of $20-30 million each).


  • Represented a publicly-traded company in connection with the office leasing matter.
  • Represented an embassy of a foreign country in the U.S. in connection with the modification of its office lease.
  • Represented a hospitality entrepreneur in connection with the negotiation of a restaurant lease in the Miami’s Design District.
  • Represented a real estate investment management group in connection with the negotiation of retail leases in a 179,000-square-foot retail center located in Coral Springs, Florida.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented the owner of a 1,400-acre luxury master development in Central America with respect to the sale of a majority interest in the development.
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed public company (at the time of the engagement ranked in top fifteen on the Fortune 500 list) in connection with its acquisition, via a merger, of a NASDAQ-listed public company based in Florida for approximately $2 billion.
  • Represented a publicly-held corporation with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange in connection with its acquisition, via a merger, of a publicly-held Florida-based financial services and broker-dealer holding company for approximately $49 million.


  • Represented a global air cargo carrier in complex aircraft lease, sublease, and flight services agreement restructuring involving four Boeing 777F cargo planes (valued at over $700 million) and the modification of its existing asset-based financing arrangements.
  • Represented a tax lien investment company in connection with several modifications of its loans in the total original principal amount of over $100 million (secured by tax liens).
  • 40 Under 40 Award Recipient, South Florida Business Journal, 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2019
  • Winner, Latin America Deal of the Year, The International M&A Advisor Awards, 2017
  • Winner, Refinancing Deal of the Year (Over $250MM), The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2017
  • Fellow, Diversity Fellowship Program of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2015-2016
  • Finalist, Top Dealmakers of the Year:  Leasing, Daily Business Review, 2014
  • Ukrainian American Bar Association, Vice President (2017-2019), Secretary (2015-2017), Board of Governors (2013-2015).
  • Georgia Tech Bar Association
  • Builders Association of South Florida
  • CREW-Miami
  • Board Member, Florida Venture Forum

Twenty-Eight Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of Florida Super Lawyers

May 30, 2019

GlobeSt quotes Barry Lapides, Jeffrey Margolis, Iryna Ivashchuk and Marc Shuster in, "South Florida’s Economic Outlook: Sunny"

January 17, 2019

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Sparks Optimism in 2019 South Florida Real Estate Market

January 10, 2019

South Florida Business Journal features Iryna Ivashchuk in, "Get to know the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018"

August 9, 2018

Berger Singerman Iryna Ivashchuk Named 2018 South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Honoree

June 27, 2018

Thirty-One Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of Florida Super Lawyers

June 18, 2018

Berger Singerman Elevates Gina Clausen Lozier, Mitchell W. Goldberg and Iryna Ivashchuk to Partner

January 2, 2018

Berger Singerman Attorney Iryna Ivashchuk to Serve as Vice President of the Ukrainian American Bar Association

November 10, 2017

Charlotte Business Journal, Second hotel site at Crescent Stonewall Station acquired; 181-room hotel planned

August 31, 2017

REH Capital Partners, Algon Group and Berger Singerman Win M&A Advisor Latin America Deal of the Year

July 6, 2017

Thirty-Two Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2017 Super Lawyers Florida Edition

June 9, 2017

Thirty-Six Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in the 2016 Super Lawyers Florida Edition

June 14, 2016

Berger Singerman Guides Cargo Airline From Bankruptcy to Sale

April 20, 2016

Berger Singerman Represents 301 South Gulfview LLC in Sale of Hyatt Regency Clearwater

February 1, 2016