Barbara J. Ferrer - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131

P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
D 305-913-0349

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Biography

Barbara Ferrer is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Banking and Finance practice groups. Her practice focuses on the representation of institutional lenders and investors in connection with all aspects of real estate-secured and asset-based loans, including construction, term and low-income housing loans, factoring arrangements, public-private financing, asset-based lines of credit, mezzanine financing and loan participation and syndications. Barbara also advises institutional lenders on current issues in commercial loan documentation and lender liability matters.

In addition, Barbara regularly represents clients in the purchase, sale, financing and development of large-scale commercial real estate projects. 

 

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Education
  • St. Thomas University, B.A.
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., (cum laude, with honors, 1997)
Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  •  Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • Fellows Program, 2015
  • Florida Atlantic Builders Association
    • Board Member, 2008-2009
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Board Member, 2000-2003
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Miami
    • Executive Director, 2017
    • General Counsel, 2009-2010
    • Board Member, 2005-2007
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • Banking Committee, Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Latin Builders Association
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
Awards & Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2012-2015
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2016
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2013-2017 
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comer, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Miami Daily Business Review, Dealmaker of the Year, 2010 
Representative Experience
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring, documentation and closing of several loans for the construction of low-income (tax credit and Section 8) housing projects in Broward and Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Representation of national lender in structuring and closing a multi-million dollar syndicated loan for the acquisition, development and construction of a mixed-used project (retail and multi-family housing) on land leased from the City of Miami.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a syndicated “gap” financing transaction for the 826/836 Expressway expansion.
  • Representation of international lender in a multi-million dollar syndicated loan for the construction of a mixed-use project (retail and multi-family housing) to be constructed at the site of the prior Channel 10 facility on Biscayne Blvd.
  • Representation of national bank in a multi-million dollar loan for the acquisition and re-development of Riviera Plaza in Coral Gables.
  • Representation of community bank in the structuring and closing of an acquisition, development and construction loan for the construction of multiple Marriott branded hotels in the City of Doral.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a participation for the construction of Met Square in downtown Miami.
  • Representation of national lender in the structuring and closing of a multi-million dollar loan for the acquisition, redevelopment and conversion of a government owned housing community to private housing located in Key West, Florida.
  • Representation of client in the preparation of an unsolicited proposal summited to Miami-Dade Community College for the development of land in downtown Miami.
  • Represented lenders and investors in the structuring of complex co-lender agreements at securitized, non-securitized and multiple mezzanine capital stack levels, involving all industry sectors, including office buildings, hotels, regional shopping malls and multi-family housing.
  • Represented national homebuilder in obtaining acquisition, development and construction financing for multiple residential projects throughout the State of Florida. 
     
Languages
  • Spanish
Presentations & Seminars
  • Panelist, Commercial and Middle Market Banking Roundtable, Risk Management Association (RMA), June 3, 2015
Articles & Publications
  • Co-Author, "Bill Would Make Public-Private Projects Easier," Daily Business Review, March 2016
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  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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