Frank Whitaker is an associate in the Real Estate practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. He concentrates his practice on counseling buyers, sellers, developers, and lenders in a broad range of real estate matters, including purchases and sales of real property, commercial, high-rise, tract, industrial, and mixed-use development, landlord-tenant issues, commercial real estate financing, land use, as well as handling litigation cases involving real estate disputes. Mr. Whitaker also provides counsel and solutions to his clients in connection with leasing deals for all asset types, title insurance matters, corporate formation, and governance matters.
Mr. Whitaker has fostered numerous business relationships in the real estate industry, advising multi-family and commercial office condominium developers in various stages of the development process, including land assembly, identifying and negotiating entitlements, structuring and forming corporate investment vehicles, construction and permanent financing, and the sale and/or leasing of a completed residential and commercial developments. He also has extensive experience representing borrowers and national, regional, and private lenders in real estate finance transactions, including loan originations, modifications, and debt workouts.
Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Whitaker worked as a capital markets/real estate attorney for a prominent mid-sized business law firm in Miami. While there, he focused his practice on representing special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities loans in loan assumptions, transfers of interest, changes in management, flag and tenancy, debt workouts, and foreclosures.
Mr. Whitaker earned his Master of Laws in Real Property Development and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. Before becoming a real estate attorney, Mr. Whitaker owned his own insurance inspection business and also worked as an insurance adjuster.
Mr. Whitaker also received the prestigious Carlos Arboleya Community Service Award (Participant of the Year) for Cohort 43 from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami Program.
- LL.M., University of Miami School of Law, Real Property Development, 2015
- Florida Real Estate Commission Education and Research Scholarship
- Charles M. Haar Scholar in Planning and Zoning, F.W. “Mort” Guilford Endowed Scholarship
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 2015
- B.A., University of Central Florida, 2008
- German, Conversational
- Represented several Florida residents with food and housing assistance in Greenspoon Marder’s inaugural 2021 “Project New Leaf” Expungement Workshop at Greater St. Paul AME in Miami.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Leadership Miami, Class 43
- Leadership Miami Cohort 44, Facilitator
- The Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee ‘B’
- Greenspoon Marder Diversity Council
- U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
- South Florida Business & Wealth, “Up & Comer Awards,” Charitable Commitment, 2022
- Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, “Carlos Arboleya Community Service Award,” 2022
In the News
- Featured, “Most Coral Gables Ofizzina Office Condos Sell for $50 Million,” Daily Business Review, January 22, 2019
- Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Represents Client in Closing of Multi-Million Class-A 16-Story Office Condominium, Ofizzina,” Citybizlist, January 15, 2019
- Nov 8, 2023 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Manny Crespo and Frank Whitaker Successfully Represent Mexican Construction and Materials Conglomerate Client in Key Expansion Acquisition
- Nov 7, 2023 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Frank Whitaker and Joseph Wasch Successfully Represent Client in Commercial Property Deal Valued at $3.8 Million
- Aug 25, 2023 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Joseph C. Wasch and Frank Whitaker Successfully Represent Client in Commercial Property Deal Valued at $26.5 Million
- Aug 17, 2023 23 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch 2024 Edition
- Jul 26, 2023 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Joseph C. Wasch and Frank Whitaker Successfully Represent Franchise Client in Connection with Acquisition of Multiple Tropical Smoothie Cafés in Excess of $5 Million
- Sep 19, 2022 Greenspoon Marder Associate Frank Whitaker Selected as Honoree for South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine 2022 Up & Comer Awards
- Aug 18, 2022 18 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers In America©: Ones To Watch 2023
- Jun 23, 2022 Greenspoon Marder Attorney Frank Whitaker Awarded Carlos J. Arboleya Community Service Award by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami®
- Dec 22, 2021 Greenspoon Marder Associate Frank Whitaker Selected to Participate in Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Leadership Miami® Program
- Aug 19, 2021 Nine Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers In America©: Ones To Watch 2022
- Jan 7, 2021 Greenspoon Marder Represents TSG Group In $53 Million Resale Of Brickell Development Site
- Feb 26, 2019 Greenspoon Marder Advises Inveniam On Florida Component of a First-Of-Its Kind Transaction To Tokenize $260 Million of Infrastructure and Real Estate Deals
- Jan 30, 2019 Greenspoon Marder Represents Client In Purchase of Multi-Million Industrial Warehouse Facility in Miami
- Jan 16, 2019 Greenspoon Marder Represents Client In Closing Of Multi-Million Class-A 16-Story Office Condominium, Ofizzina