Ilene K. Kobert

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Franchise & Distribution
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, American Bar Association
• Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
• Member, Forum Committee on Franchising
• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
• Member, Fidelity National Title Group, Commercial Real Estate Council
• Member, Florida Bar, Real Estate & Probate Section

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

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

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

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)

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.31.15 Greenberg Traurig's Ilene Kobert Secures Flagship Lease for Stefano Ricci Luxury Boutique in Miami's Design District
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

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

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

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Office Information

Ilene K. Kobert

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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