Manuel A. Fernandez

Manuel A. Fernandez is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate – Transactional group, where he represents financial institutions, as well as institutional and non-institutional investors, in a variety of real estate matters, including real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing matters, distressed real estate transactions, real estate financings and the formation of real estate joint ventures.

Over the course of the past two decades, Mr. Fernandez has handled some of the largest real estate transactions in Florida.  In 2015, he represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a block of commercial retail property on Lincoln Road for $370,000,000. More recently, he handled the purchase of the Southeast Financial Center in a deal in excess of $500,000,000 which was hailed by the Miami Herald as the largest single-building transaction ever completed in Miami.  He has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in commercial mortgage loan financings, including construction loans and mezzanine loans, and is recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the closing of mortgage loans originated for sale in connection with the issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

Mr. Fernandez is regularly recognized by prominent legal publications as a leader in his field, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Mr. Fernandez is fluent in Spanish.