Mike Kerman, who serves as Deputy Chair of Sutherland’s Real Estate Practice Group and is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee, practices in the area of commercial real estate emphasizing retail and mixed-use development and leasing, industrial development, and real estate finance.
Mike’s practice includes major “big-box” retail development and leasing, urban mixed-use development and redevelopment projects, economic development and industrial development throughout the Southeast, and complex “reverse” construction §1031 exchanges. He regularly represents insurance companies, banks and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) lenders in connection with restructuring troubled loans, pre-workouts, workouts, foreclosures, state court receivership proceedings, bankruptcy litigation, and repositioning and disposition of real estate assets.
A member of the Florida Bar, he has also handled financing and development transactions in Florida and has extensive experience with the unique environmental and growth management issues under Florida law, including developments of regional impact (DRIs).
In addition, Mike has served the real estate and construction industries as an in-house counsel, having worked from 1993 to 1997 in different roles (including vice president, general counsel and interim chief financial officer) with the largest private industrial real estate development company in the Southeast.
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J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1985,
Senior Managing Editor, University of Florida Law Review
Order of the Coif
Phi Kappa Phi
M.B.A., with honors, East Carolina University, 1982
B.A., Duke University, 1980