MIAMI – August 18, 2015 – The national law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP expands its Real Estate Practice with the addition of partner Charles D. Brecker to its Miami office.
Chuck represents residential and commercial real estate builders, developers and investors, in acquiring, financing, developing, building, selling and leasing residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. A seasoned real estate attorney, Chuck has been involved in some of the largest developments in South Florida and across the state, including a 580-acre residential community in Pembroke Pines, a 900-acre mixed-use development in Miramar and a 430-acre mixed-use project in Port St. Lucie.
He has extensive experience working with developers in the creation of condominium and homeowners’ communities, hotel and office condominiums, and has handled resort and club real estate transactions. Chuck also represents local and national institutional lenders concerning a variety of real estate loan transactions, ranging from acquisition to construction lending.
Chuck brings to Arnstein & Lehr LLP the institutional knowledge of the South Florida real estate market and deep connections in our community. He is currently National Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Urban Development Mixed Use, Florida Vice Chair of the ULI's Community and Housing Development, Council Advisory Board of the ULI's Southeast Florida & Caribbean, serves on the board of the Florida Home Builders Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Builders Association of South Florida.
“Our real estate practice is thriving. It is exciting to have someone of Chuck’s stature join us,” said Jeffrey Shapiro, Chairman of Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Executive Committee and Managing Partner of the firm’s Florida offices. “Chuck is dedicated to helping clients with his depth of experience and prepared for what’s ahead as the real estate industry continues to boom.”
For Chuck, he says, “practicing with this talented and charismatic group of lawyers is most exciting for me.
Chuck joins Arnstein & Lehr LLP from Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA. He earned his J.D., with honors, from University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1982 and received his B.A. from Temple University in 1974.
About Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Arnstein & Lehr LLP, with offices in Illinois and Florida, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients of all sizes throughout the U.S. and abroad. It is a full-service firm with attorneys practicing in five main practice areas - business, litigation, local government, tax and estate planning services and real estate. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade associations, individuals and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, technology and services sectors. For more information visit:www.arnstein.com.