Susan M. Cardenas - Attorney at Law

Susan M. Cardenas Attorney At Law


Susan M. Cardenas - Attorney at Law

Key West Managing Shareholder

T 305-294-0252
F 305-292-5442
Key West 221 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040

In 2014, Susan M. Cardenas, P.A. became of counsel to GrayRobinson. With more than 30 years of experience, Susan represents clients in a range of real estate transactions, including financing, leasing, and acquisition and sale transactions. Her financing experience includes representing borrowers and lenders in mortgage loans and representing institutional lenders in loan workouts, restructures, short sales, deed-in-lieu transactions and commercial foreclosures. Susan frequently represents business entities in formation issues, contract disputes and commercial leasing. 

  • Areas of Emphasis
    • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
    • Banking, Lending and Structured Finance
    • Retail Leasing and Development
    • Corporate and Business Transactions
    • Commercial Disputes 
  • Representative Experience

    Representation of institutional and private lenders in commercial real estate transactions, including financing, loan workouts, restructures, short sales, deed-in-lieu transactions and commercial foreclosures.  Representation of commercial developers in financing, leasing, and acquisition and sale transactions, including shopping center sales and acquisitions, guesthouses, restaurants and mixed use developments.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (1979)
    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (high honors, 1983)
      • Law Review, 1981-1983
      • Moot Court Board, 1980-1981
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Civic
    • Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
      • Board of Governors, 2010-2015
      • Grants Committee
        • Special Advisor, 2015-present
    • The Studios of Key West, Advisory Board, 2013-2016
      • Pro Bono Counsel, 2016-present
    • Key West Art and Historical Society, Board of Directors, 1997-2000
      • Past President
    • Bahama Village Music Program, Board of Directors, 2003-2005
      • Director
    • Big Sisters Big Brothers Monroe County, Florida
      • Board of Directors, 1989-1991
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Grievance Committee, 1992-1994, 1997-1999, 2004-2007; Past Chair
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell