Burt Bruton: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1800 Attorneys)
  • 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131
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An attorney with the firm since 1981, Real Estate attorney Burt Bruton became a shareholder in 1988. Burt's practice includes the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing and secured transactions, as well as buyers and sellers of real property.


•Commercial real estate
•Public and private project finance
•Secured transactions
•Florida mortgage and transfer taxes
•State and local tax

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Litigation - Real Estate, 2005-2017
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate Law, 2006-2016
•Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
• Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2010-2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2010
• Top 50 Lawyers in South Florida, 2010
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine - Real Estate Law,
• Hall of Fame,
• Legal Elite, 2004-2008
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011-2013 and 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, 2010 and 2013
• Lawyer of the Year, Miami Litigation - Real Estate Law, 2013
•Recipient, William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award, The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, June 4, 2016
•Recipient, 2008-2009 Robert C. Scott Memorial Award, The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, May 22, 2009
•Listed, Who's Who Legal, Florida - Real Estate, 2008
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2007-2008
•Recipient, Annual Service Award, The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section - Hall of Fame, 2002-2003
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Burt is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars on such topics as legal opinion letters, documentary stamp taxes, uniform partnership statutes and construction lending
•Author, Florida Documentary Stamp Taxes Chapter , Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, The Florida Bar (Eighth Edition, 2016)

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.17.16 Greenberg Traurig's “The Meltones” Threepeats as the Best Law Firm Band in New York

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.24.16 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Trend Legal Elite

06.14.16 43 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.01.16 32 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

12.14.15 Greenberg Traurig's The Meltones Defend Their Title as Law Rocks Champions

08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016


06.03.16 Virginia Letter Ruling Finds Nexus Based on Employee Working From Home

02.12.10 Entities Owning Florida Real Property Must Report Changes in Ownership or Control

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Tax - State and Local
  • American Indian Law
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Automotive Dealerships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0593  Phone
305.961.5593  Fax
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., Executive Editor of the Law Review, 1981
Year of First admission:
1981, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
•Member, The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
•Chair, Legislative Review Committee, 2007-2009
•Vice Chair, Legislative Review Committee, 2001-2003
•Vice-Chair, Commercial Real Estate Committee, 2015-present
•Member, Real Property Finance & Lending Committee, Real Estate Structures & Taxation Committee, and Title Insurance Committee
•Teacher, University of Miami School of Law, Real Estate Transaction Workshop
•Instructor, Advanced Real Estate Law and Certification Review Course, 2005-present

Birth Information:
Troy, North Carolina, June 17, 1951
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations; Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States. Represented a large financial institution in connection with several construction loans in excess of $100 million. Coordinated the work of local counsel in a substantial number of multistate financing transactions. Drafted tribal version of UCC Article 9 adopted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Represented the tribe in several note and bond financings exceeding $700 million. Represented major Florida homebuilder in structuring revolving secured $450 million project financing facility.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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