Renée focuses her practice on real estate assisting clients with property acquisition, development, construction, financing, and facility management/operations and leasing. Prior to joining the firm, Renée served as assistant general counsel for a multi-state commercial real estate developer.  She has managed complex like-kind (1031) transactions, including reverse-parked and forward-parked transactions and is experienced in matters of title, including covenants, restrictions, easements, and declarations.

She also worked at a multinational investment bank where she collaborated with internal stakeholders, including compliance and risk management, and negotiated New York law and English law securities trading agreements.  Renée has represented both lenders and borrowers in various types of secured transactions including asset-based financing, loan facilities guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States of America, mezzanine lending, construction loans, and commercial real estate transactions. 

Honors and Awards

  • Received South Carolina Legal Elite’s “Best In-House Property Acquisition Legal Counsel” Award, 2017
  • Recognized in Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2014
  • Selected to the Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013 – 2014 
  • Recognized in Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2013