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The Real Estate Operations (REOPS) department at Greenberg Traurig represents real estate firms, property management companies, national and international financial institutions, corporations, hotels and insurance companies in connection with their use, management and operation of commercial real estate. REOPS was formed in 2000 to provide clients with a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to real estate issues by combining lawyers from relevant disciplines into a group focused on addressing multifaceted real estate problems, as well as handling day-to-day operational issues.

Lawyers in REOPS represent clients in state and federal court litigation and appellate practice, commercial lease disputes, bankruptcy matters, telecommunication issues, zoning and land use matters, leasing, brokerage issues, foreclosures, environmental law, insurance law, employment law, construction and lien issues, green building, ADA and Fair Housing Act issues. In addition, our lawyers have a wide range of experience with building security-related issues and portfolio management.

The REOPS department is capable of handling real estate matters from inception to conclusion without requiring redundant legal services. We have earned a reputation for responsiveness and helping clients achieve their business objectives. The unification of diverse practice areas into a cohesive, real estate-focused department enables REOPS to advise clients effectively and efficiently.

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CFPB Takes Action against Mortgage Insurer for Alleged Kickbacks
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 26, 2013
On November 15th, the CFPB filed a complaint and a proposed consent order against Republic Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private mortgage insurance company (RMIC). The complaint alleges that RMIC violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by paying illegal kickbacks to...

Cordray Speaks to Mortgage Bankers Association to Tout and Defend the Qualified Mortgage Rule
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 06, 2013
On October 28th, CFPB Director Richard Cordray spoke at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Cordray’s speech touted the CFPB’s “open, inclusive, [and] transparent decision making” in crafting its Qualified Mortgage or Ability-to-Repay rule.

Ninth Circuit Holds that a Properly Structured Voluntary Rental Program Offering Does Not Convert Hotel Condominium Units into Securities
Richard F. Davis, September 30, 2013
In a case involving the offering of 450 condominium hotel units and a rental program at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals found in favor of the sponsor and upheld the real estate purchase and sale agreements as just that, a real estate contract...

Florida's New Fast Track Foreclosure Law Creates Additional Requirements for Lenders and Mortgage Servicers
Cory W. Eichhorn,Michele L. Stocker, July 19, 2013
According to the Florida House of Representatives, the State of Florida has been negatively impacted by the national foreclosure crisis, and, as a result, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature want to minimize the impact upon the judicial branch both in terms of funding and caseload. It...

Vermiculite Regulation Update
Daniel J. Ansell,Stephen C. Jones,Paul R. McIntyre,Steven C. Russo, July 15, 2013
New York City building owners and tenants are required, prior to any significant demolition or alteration work, to perform environmental testing to determine if “asbestos-containing material” or “ACM” (defined as material containing more than 1% asbestos) is present at the...

Supreme Court Decision Limits Ability of Government Agencies to Impose 'Extortionate' Permit Conditions on Landowners
Kerri L. Barsh,Jerry Stouck, July 01, 2013
On June 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important Takings Clause decision with far-reaching implications for real estate developers and others who rely on federal or state permits. In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the Court extended the doctrine of...

CFPB Releases Small Entity Compliance Guides for Loan Originator and Mortgage Servicing Rules
Justin Angelo,Robert E. Bostrom,Thomas J. McKee,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, June 18, 2013
On June 7th, the CFPB published small entity compliance guides for its loan originator and mortgage servicing rules. The CFPB cautioned that the guides are not a substitute for the underlying rules but merely provide a user-friendly overview to assist those entities with limited resources in...

Georgia Court Sets High Bar to Vacate Arbitration Award for Manifest Disregard of Law
Andy Clark,Terry R. Weiss, June 03, 2013
The Georgia Arbitration Code (GAC) is unusual among arbitration statutes in that it explicitly provides that the arbitrator’s “manifest disregard of the law” is grounds for vacatur of an arbitration award. That amendment was added in 2002, and there have been few cases construing...

CFPB Settles Enforcement Regarding Real Estate Kickbacks
Justin Angelo,Robert E. Bostrom,Thomas J. McKee,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, May 28, 2013
The CFPB recently settled an enforcement action against a homebuilder who had allegedly received illegal referral fees through affiliated business arrangements in violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

The Florida Building Commission Clarifies the Application of the Florida Accessibility Code to Multifamily Housing Projects
Robert S. Fine, April 24, 2013
On April 9, 2013, the Florida Building Commission voted to issue a declaratory statement to resolve confusion among building officials regarding the proper application of the 2012 edition of the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction, which is published as the Accessibility Volume to...