Real Estate Transactions

Santiago J. Padilla is an attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience. Over that time, he has handled hundreds of real estate transactions, many of which have involved millions of dollars in acquisition values.

Handling A Variety Of Real Estate Issues

Mr. Padilla's real estate practice covers many issues of interest to Miami-area real estate investors, such as sales, purchases and transfers of real property; landlord-tenant issues; and rights and issues surrounding real property, among others. The practice also includes advising clients regarding condominium development projects as well as the acquisition of commercial and residential real estate.

Mr. Padilla's real estate law practice involves representing individuals, developers, investors, lenders and businesses in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, sale and leasing of real property. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, Mr. Padilla and his team of legal professionals have handled more than 200 real estate transactions over the last 10 years, including residential and commercial transactions, with acquisition values ranging up to $15 million, and residential and commercial leases, including shopping mall leases.

Our real estate practice area deals with a variety of issues related to real property, including the rights and interests in property, sales, purchases and other transfers of real property, legal aspects of rental property and landlord-tenant issues, settlement of claims against property rights, property development, home loans and foreclosures, and other relevant matters.

Our team of legal professionals has worked on numerous local and transnational projects and transactions. For example, set forth below are the residential and commercial real estate transactions that Mr. Padilla and his team have handled over the last several years:

  • Acquisition of 52-room boutique hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach for over $15,000,000 in connection with a foreign hotel chain's plans to expand into the U.S. hotel market.
  • Various residential real estate acquisitions by local and foreign national individuals, ranging in value from $500,000 to $8,000,000.
  • Purchase of 30,000 square foot warehouse from mortgage lender during foreclosure process.
  • Successful negotiation of short sales by clients that are facing foreclosure.
  • Negotiation of commercial lease assignments of several restaurant properties by a regional restaurant chain.
  • Representing a developer in connection with the development of a 230-unit residential condominium project.
  • Successful defense of foreclosure of residential real property due to the failure to pay county property taxes.

Finally, Mr. Padilla has advised many international clients in connection with the purchase of real property in the United States. This sometimes involves multinational transactions involving real estate in foreign countries, which means working with local counsel in countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Chile and Brazil.

To find out more about attorney Santiago J. Padilla and his real estate practice, please call 800-483-7197 to schedule a consultation. You may also begin the process by completing and submitting the firm's online contact form.