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
Awards & Recognition
•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)
Associated News & Events
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