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Frank Whitaker

Associate
Overview

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.

Bar Admission

  • Florida

Education

  • 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

Language

  • German, Conversational
Experience

Representative Experience

Pro Bono

  • 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.
Awards

Recognitions

  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” Real Estate Law, 2022
Publications News & Videos