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

•Member, Board of Directors, Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, 2000-present (Chair 2004-2006; Board Member of the Year 2008)

•Member, Board of Directors, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1999-2003 (Chair 2002-2003)

•Member, Board of Trustees, Florida Stage, 1987-2005 (Chair 1993-2001)

•Member, Board of Directors, Suncoast High School Foundation, 2006-2012 (President 2010-2011)

•Founding Board Member, Commercial Real Estate Women of Treasure Coast

•Active member, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

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,TheBest Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009-2014

•Selected,TheBest Lawyers- West Palm Beach Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2012

•Team Member,The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013

•Team Member, aLaw360Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013

•Recipient, Women of Grace award, Bethesda Hospital Foundation, 2012

•Listed,South Florida Legal GuideTop Lawyer - Real Estate, 2009

•Listed,Florida Real Estate JournalTop 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 JournalUp & Comers, 1995

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , 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.

Noteworthy Experience

•Land banking for homebuilders

•Former Major League Baseball player agent

Associated News & Events


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

03.16.12 Greenberg Traurig Receives the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award

11.01.11 Greenberg Traurig Recognized in 2011 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firm' Rankings

09.27.11 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Palm Beach County Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

09.21.11 103 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

06.11.10 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Honors in Real Estate from Prestigious Legal Ranking and Publication Chambers and Partners USA

10.15.09 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Palm Beach County Receive Multiple Recognitions

09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year (Also at Boca Raton Office)

Reported CasesHomebuilders 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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