Laurie L. Gildan: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Laurie L. Gildan

West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Operations
Contact InfoTelephone: 561.650.7924
Fax: 561.838.8824
University The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Admitted1985, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, Board of Directors, 2000-Present
•Recipient, Board Member of the Year, 2008
•Chair, 2004-2006
•Board Member, Suncoast High School Foundation, Board of Directors, 2006-2012
•President, 2010-2011
•Board Member, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Board of Directors, 1999-2003
•Chair, 2002-2003
•Board Member, Florida Stage, Board of Trustees, 1987-2005
•Chair, 1993-2001
•Board Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Board of Trustees
•Founding Board Member, Commercial Real Estate Women of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

BornNew York, N.Y., 1960

Laurie L. Gildan's wide-ranging experience in real estate includes representing home builders in land acquisition and project development; office building owners in leasing and building operations; developers and lenders in loans and loan restructuring; analysis of default situations and entitlement reviews of residential, golf course, commercial, office and warehouse properties. She is experienced in the representation of land bankers. Laurie also has the unique distinction of being a registered baseball agent.

Areas of Concentration

•Land acquisition and financing
•Land banking
•Construction and permanent loans
•Loan restructuring
•Development project work-outs
•Sales and purchases of commercial properties
•Sales and purchases of luxury residences
•Residential golf course community development
•Utility sales and acquisitions

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate, 2009-2016
•Selected, The Best Lawyers - West Palm Beach Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2012
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2015
•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, 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
•Recipient, Women of Grace award, Bethesda Hospital Foundation, 2012
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer - Real Estate, 2009
•Listed, Florida Real Estate Journal Top Women in Florida Commercial Real Estate, 2004
•Listed, Woman of Distinction, March of Dimes, 2000
•Recipient, Legal Aid Pro Bono Award, 2000
•Listed, South Florida Business Journal Up & Comers, 1995
•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

08.25.15 19 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
05.28.15 Greenberg Traurig West Palm Beach Shareholder Laurie L. Gildan Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
08.20.14 18 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.15.13 12 Attorneys in West Palm Beach and 7 Attorneys in Boca Raton from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360
04.19.12 Kim M. Keenan of NAACP Honored with Diana P. Scott Integrity In Action Award at the 2012 Greenberg Traurig Women's Business Forum

Noteworthy Experience

•Land banking for homebuilders
•Former Major League Baseball player agent (Also at Boca Raton Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Homebuilders in land acquisition, development, and restructuring issues. Office building owners in complex leasing. Land bankers in acquisition/option transactions and workouts. Sellers and purchasers of office buildings. Lenders in construction and permanent loans on projects as varied as country clubs, office buildings, shopping centers and warehouses. Seller of office park to a New York-based REIT. Nursing home operator in acquisitions and sales of facilities. Developers of residential communities. Investors in shopping center projects nationwide. Title insurers on resolution of title disputes.

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Office Information

Laurie L. Gildan

777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 300 East
West Palm BeachFL 33401


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