MIAMI, April 26, 2016 – Cozen O’Connor expanded its Real Estate Department in South Florida with the hiring of Christian Bruno as a member in the firm’s Miami office.  Bruno is a transactional attorney who handles all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, development, joint ventures, loan issuances and restructurings, note purchases, workouts, and fund formations in Florida and throughout the United States.

“Christian’s practice will further enhance our corporate offerings in the Miami office,” said Martin T. Schrier, the firm’s managing partner in the Miami office. “Christian’s addition continues our consistent growth in Miami through attracting experienced attorneys who are leaders in their practice area.”

Bruno represents real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, local and regional banks, financial institutions, private U.S. and foreign national investors, landlords, tenants, operators and developers involving properties of all types including office buildings, shopping centers, retail stores, multifamily apartment buildings, industrial complexes, mixed-use properties, restaurants, hotels, health care facilities and high-end residential properties.

Bruno also represents regional and national businesses in commercial contracts, asset acquisitions and sales, private financings and general corporate matters, including acting as outside general counsel to businesses in the hospitality and retail industries.

Bruno attended Boston College for his undergraduate degree and earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is admitted to practice in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania and is fluent in Spanish.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O’Connor has more than 600 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 24 offices across two continents.