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Overview

Christian concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate acquisition, development and financing and condominium and homeowner association documentation. He represents clients in the acquisition and development of residential and commercial properties and other complex business matters for a variety of publicly traded and closely-held companies, including national and local builders and developers. In addition to representing residential builders and developers, Christian also represents multifamily apartment owners and operators in the sale and acquisition of multifamily apartments, including providing assistance with securing financing for acquisitions in capital markets transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented developers in the preparation and registration of condominium documents for mixed-use condominiums, hotel condominiums, townhomes condominiums, and various other condominium products.
  • Represented developers and builders in the formation, structuring and governance of planned unit developments for over 50,000 homes in over 250 communities.
  • Represented developers in conducting due diligence for the acquisition of thousands of residential lots and condominium units.
  • Represented developer and club operator with the sale of a private club in an $11 million transaction.
  • Represented owner and operator of multi-family apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Jacksonville, Florida valued at approximately $46 million dollars.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Jacksonville, Florida valued at approximately $46 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Lakeland, Florida valued at approximately $46 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Altamonte Springs, Florida valued in excess of $23 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition, financing and disposition of asset located in Winter Park, Florida valued in excess of $22 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition, financing and disposition of asset located in Gwinnett County, Georgia valued in excess of $15 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Orlando, Florida valued in excess of $37 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Pinellas County, Florida valued at $36 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment in the acquisition and financing of asset located in Lakeland, Florida valued in excess of $14 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment as local counsel in the acquisition of asset located in Pinellas County, Florida valued at $91 million.
  • Represented owner and operator of multifamily apartment as local counsel in the acquisition of asset located in Pinellas County, Florida valued at $68 million.
  • Represents developer in the purchase and sale of land for master planned community in a $23 million transaction.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Co-Chairman, Affordable Housing Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Circuit Representative, Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Sub-committee responsible for proposing statutory revisions to the Florida Condominium Act

Recognition

  • Florida Trend, Rising Star, 2009-2011
  • Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite, 2008

Publications & Presentations

Publications, Recent News Updates: Residential Developers May Now Be Liable for Unfunded Reserves
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |February 2017

Events: Condominium Unit Purchase Agreements
The Florida Bar

Events: Termination of Existing Condominiums
The Florida Bar

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