Burt Bruton: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Burt Bruton

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • American Indian Law
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Automotive Dealerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0593
Fax: 305.961.5593
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1981 Executive Editor of the Law Review
Admitted1981, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
•Member, The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
•Member, Mortgage Law, Title Insurance, and Legal Opinions Committees
•Chair, Legislative Review Committee, 2007-2009
•Vice Chair, Legislative Review Committee, 2001-2003
•Teacher, University of Miami School of Law, Real Estate Transaction Workshop

BornTroy, North Carolina, June 17, 1951

Burt Bruton has been an attorney with the firm since 1981 and has been a shareholder in its Real Estate Practice since 1988. Burt's practice includes the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing and secured transactions, as well as buyers and sellers of real property.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial real estate
•Secured transactions
•Florida mortgage and transfer taxes

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Florida Trend magazine - Real Estate Law, 2004-2013, 2015
• Hall of Fame, 2009-2013, 2015
• Legal Elite, 2004-2008
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Litigation - Real Estate, 2005-2016
• Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law, Miami, 2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2010-2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2010
• Top 50 Lawyers in South Florida, 2010
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
• Lawyer of the Year, Miami Litigation - Real Estate Law, 2013
•Recipient, 2008-2009 Robert C. Scott Memorial Award, The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, May 22, 2009
•Listed, Who's Who Legal, Florida - Real Estate, 2008
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2007-2008
•Recipient, Annual Service Award, The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section - Hall of Fame, 2002-2003
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.14.15 Greenberg Traurig's The Meltones Defend Their Title as Law Rocks Champions
08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.18.15 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2016 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
06.23.15 13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.23.15 Six Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.26.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Orange Lake Holdings, LLP and Subsidiaries in Acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.


02.12.10 Entities Owning Florida Real Property Must Report Changes in Ownership or Control

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Burt is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars on such topics as legal opinion letters, documentary stamp taxes, uniform partnership statutes and construction lending
•Author, Florida Documentary Stamp Taxes Chapter, Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, The Florida Bar

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States. Represented a large financial institution in connection with several construction loans in excess of $100 million. Coordinated the work of local counsel in a substantial number of multistate financing transactions. Drafted tribal version of UCC Article 9 adopted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Represented the tribe in several note and bond financings exceeding $700 million. Represented major Florida homebuilder in structuring revolving secured $450 million project financing facility.

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Office Information

Burt Bruton

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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