James D. Barnett - Attorney at Law

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112
D 954-713-7801

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Biography

Jim has extensive experience with complex commercial real estate transactions including office, retail, hotel, marina, industrial and multifamily properties. He has represented buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in transactions throughout the United States.

Jim practices in the area of real estate, including:

  • Retail leasing and development
  • Distressed property
  • Hotels, marinas, clubs and resorts
  • Industrial leasing and development
  • Office leasing and development
  • Real estate acquisitions and sales
  • Real estate financing
  • Real property tax planning and appeals

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Representative Experience
  • Representation of shopping center developer in connection with grocery-anchored shopping center developments, acquisitions and ground leases
  • Representation of lender in connection with loan forbearance and modification of $60 million loan secured by partially completed residential subdivision and adjacent vacant lands
  • Representation of real estate investment trust in connection with its acquisition and financing of Class A office properties in the southeastern United States
  • Representation of hotel developer in connection with its development and construction financing of Marriott-branded hotels throughout the United States
  • Representation of major financial institution in connection with its acquisition, development and ground leasing of bank branch sites throughout southern Florida
  • Representation of apartment owners and managers in connection with the acquisition, financing, management and sale of apartment complexes throughout Florida
  • Representation of private equity funds in connection with the purchase of distressed mortgage debt, including due diligence and compliance with auction requirements
  • Structured multistate secured financing transactions to minimize Florida documentary stamp and intangible taxes

 

Education
  • Tulane University, B.S. (1993)
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (honors, 1996)
    • Florida Law Review, Member, 1995-1996
       
Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
Civic
  • Riverside House (a not-for-profit housing organization), Board Member 
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