Ilene K. Kobert

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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  • Real Estate
    Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.7978
    Fax: 305.579.0717
    University Syracuse University, A.B., cum laude, 1985
    Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988 Associate Editor, Inter-American Law Review
    Admitted1988, Florida

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Big Sister Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2015
    •Member, Florida Bar (Real Estate & Probate section)
    •Member, American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law)
    •Member, American Bar Association (Forum Committee on Franchising)

    BornNewark, New Jersey, April 14, 1964

    Ilene K. Kobert is a shareholder in the Real Estate Department of the firm's Miami office. Ilene concentrates her practice in various areas of commercial real estate law, representing both landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and development of numerous types of real property in Florida and nationwide. She advises borrowers in connection with secured financings, including acquisition loans, construction loans, and refinances. Ilene has wide-ranging experience counseling national retailers on the acquisition and development of shopping center pads, including the negotiation of ground leases, REAs and other matters affecting title.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ilene acted as the main legal advisor to a U.S. franchise and real estate division of Burger King Corporation, providing legal support, including negotiation, review and counseling advice on franchise contracts, construction contracts, development and asset management matters, sales and acquisitions, leasing issues, real estate and franchise litigation, and dispute resolution. Additionally, Ilene served as in-house counsel to a national developer of single tenant, net leased properties, with an emphasis on build-to-suit programs for national tenants.

    Areas of Concentration
    •Complex commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions
    •Real estate financing
    •Retail and commercial leases

    Associated News & Events
    12.04.14 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami for School to Work Program
    02.18.14 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Eight Attorneys to Shareholder, One to Of Counsel at its Florida Offices in Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach
    01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360
    10.18.11 Greenberg Traurig Expands Its Real Estate Practice in South Florida with the Addition of Ilene K. Kobert

    Awards & Recognition
    •Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
    •Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
    •Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
    •Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2012 and 2013

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures
    •Co-Author, Architectural Appearance Review Regulations and the First Amendment: The Constitutionally Inform 'Excessive Difference' Test, 12 Zoning & Plan. L. Report No. 1. (January 1989)

    Legal Experience
    •Director & Senior Attorney, Burger King Corporation, Miami, FL ( 2002-2004, 2009-2011)
    •Senior Real Estate Attorney, Centres, Inc., Miami, FL (2007-2009)
    •Vice President and General Counsel, Bayshore Land Group, Inc., Coral Gables, FL (2004-2007)
    •General Counsel, Oak Forest Hotels Inc., Aventura, FL (1996-1999)
    •Corporate Counsel, Atlantic Gulf Communities Corporation, Miami, FL (1995-1996)
    •Real Estate Associate, large international law firm, Miami, FL (1988-1992)

    Profile Visibility
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    #114,626 in weekly profile views out of 1,606,920 total lawyers Overall

    Office Information

    Ilene K. Kobert

    333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
    MiamiFL 33131


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