Ralph B. Bekkevold: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ralph B. Bekkevold

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0625
Fax: 305.961.5625
University Rutgers University, B.A., Economics, 1979 Varsity Lacrosse - Lettered four years; Adelphi University, M.B.A., with distinction, 1981 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant; Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, NCAA Division I Championship Finalist
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Admitted1988, Florida
Memberships The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (Trustee Member).
BornRockville Centre, New York, 1957

Ralph B. Bekkevold has wide-ranging experience in finance, banking, real estate, workout and general business transactions. Ralph's background includes years of experience as a partner at a major international law firm and as an officer at two money center banking institutions. Ralph represents financial institutions and borrowing entities in credit originations, real estate development financings, workouts and restructuring of troubled credits, multi-bank syndications and participations, international trade finance, litigation-bankruptcy support, and bond-credit enhancement transactions. Ralph is also experienced representing real estate developers in commercial real estate transactions and represented businesses in general corporate and transactional issues.

Areas of Concentration

· Finance

· Banking

· General corporate

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board Member, Junior Achievement

· Lacrosse Coach, Fundraiser and Volunteer, Coral Reef Senior High School

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Florida Bar Association

· Member, Fund for Florida International University, Executive Committee

· Parent Coach, Fundraiser and Volunteer, Palmer Trinity School Lacrosse Team

· Section Chair, United Way, Finance Committee

· Treasurer and Board Member, Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami

· Trustee Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

· Volunteer, George Washington Carver Middle School

· Volunteer, Habitat For Humanity

· Volunteer, Henry S. West Laboratory School

· Volunteer, Lawyers Legal Advice Clinic, Legal Services of Greater Miami

· Volunteer, Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Community Projects and Fundraising

· Volunteer, Saint Philip's Episcopal School, Fundraiser

· Volunteer, Sunset Elementary School, International Program

Awards & Recognition

· Team Member, Firm Listed as "Top-Tier" in Real Estate, The Legal 500 United States, 2013

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

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law - Litigation, 2008-2013

· Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012

· Recipient, Fundraising Award, Florida International University

· Recipient, "Put Something Back" Special Service Award, Miami-Dade County Pro Bono

· Recipient, United Way, Section Chair Campaign Coordinator Award

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Noteworthy Experience

· Dual Nationality, United States and Switzerland

Other Experience

· Former Vice President, NCNB National Bank (predecessor to Bank of America)

· Former Corporate Banking Officer, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (predecessor to JP Morgan Chase)


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Office Information

Ralph B. Bekkevold

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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