Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Broad and Cassel Expands Orlando Real Estate Practice

Douglas G. Stanford
Pamela M. Brown

ORLANDO, Fla.; January 31, 2012 — The Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce an expansion of its Orlando office with the addition of new attorneys to its award-winning Real Estate Practice Group. Douglas G. Stanford, former head of the Florida real estate section of the Jacksonville law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, joins as a Partner. Pamela M. Brown also joins the firm’s real estate team as an Associate.

“Orlando has the greatest opportunity for growth in this marketplace,” Stanford says of the decision to move from Jacksonville by he and Brown, who also worked at Smith, Gambrell & Russell. “Broad and Cassel’s real estate team offers clients a statewide network of resources, highly regarded industry experts and an unparalleled track record of success. We are excited to hit the ground running.” 

Broad and Cassel, which boasts more than 50 real estate attorneys in eight offices across the state, has grown to become one of the largest and most sophisticated real estate law firms in Florida. Lauded among the nation’s top real estate practices by prestigious legal guide Chambers USA, Broad and Cassel has handled virtually every type of real estate and business transaction, representing buyers, sellers, developers and lenders of all types and sizes.

A Florida real estate veteran practicing for more than twenty-five years, Stanford has represented major clients with real estate interests throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States in a variety of real estate and asset-based commercial transactions. The AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell has been recognized for his real estate work in several leading legal guides, including Chambers USABest Lawyers in America and Legal 500. He is a graduate of Duke University, cum laude, and received his juris doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Brown has handled all aspects of complex and commercial real estate transactions for regional and national clients, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing agreements and loan workouts, and land use and zoning issues. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Brown worked for JP Morgan for several years, with her primary focus in the secondary mortgage market. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida, and received her juris doctor from the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville.

Broad and Cassel’s Orlando office, located in the Bank of America building on North Orange Avenue, boasts 50 attorneys with experience in over 20 industries. Led by Chairman C. David Brown, II, the Orlando office uniquely serves a variety of industries ranging from Construction, Hospitality and Transportation, to Education and Governmental and Financial Institutions.

Broad and Cassel established its Orlando office in 1975, and it has become the largest office in the firm. The firm’s Orlando attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Affordable Housing and Tax Credit, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities, Eminent Domain, Estate Planning, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Environmental Law, Real Estate and Public Finance and Capital Projects. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in eight offices throughout the State of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online atwww.broadandcassel.com.



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