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REAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT The ROBERT TRAURIG-GREENBERG TRAURIG LL.M. IN REAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT Program at the University of Miami School of Law, widely regarded as the nation’s best, is designed for the law graduate or attorney committed to the practice of law as it relates to the planning, structuring, and financing of real estate projects. The Program offers: Flexible Formats—full-time, part-time or online study Real-World Learning—site visits, internships, project studies Relevant Curriculum—semester-long foundational courses and concentrated, short courses Unparalleled Faculty & Attention—top professors and scholars in the fields and personalized counseling Studying in Miami, an international business center and gateway to the Americas, lends students not only an international perspective, but also exceptional hands-on experiences and career building opportunities.


REAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT ROBERT H. TRAURIG, JD ’50 The law firm of Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest in the United States, made a gift to the University of Miami School of Law to name the LL.M. Program in Real Property Development after Robert H. Traurig, JD ’50. Traurig, who helped establish the law firm in 1967, specialized in land-use matters. He was instrumental in the spectacular growth of the firm and that of Miami and its environs. Traurig has been called “the dean of zoning” and someone who “influenced every significant land-use case in Miami.”



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They include scholars in their respective fields, as well as partners and managing partners of prominent law firms, and general counsels of major real estate companies from across the U.S. Brian Adler Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Marshall Pasternack Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Virginia Albrecht Hunton & Williams, LLP

Robert Rausch Hunton & Williams, LLP

Ross Altman Dykema Gossett PLLC

Franchesca Rhodis Franchesca Rhodis, P.A.

Michael Berger Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Vivian Rodriguez U.S. Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals, Department of Health and Human Services

Douglas Bischoff Director, Program in Real Property Peter Britell Venable LLP Charles Foschini South Florida Markets, CB Richard Ellis John Halula Holland & Knight LLP Joseph Harbaugh Nova Southeastern University Law Center Joseph Hernandez Weiss Serota Helfman Pastorzia Cole & Boniske, P.C. Michael Lynott Greenberg Traurig, LLP David Mesnekoff Law Offices of David Mesnekoff, P.A.

Clifford Schulman Weiss Serota Helfman Pastorzia Cole & Boniske, P.C. Howard Shapiro Howard Shapiro & Company Steven Siegfried Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A. William Sklar Akerman Senterfitt Robert Smith Holland & Knight, LLP Lynn Washington Washington & Associates, PA Jack Winston Goodkin Consulting

Thomas Nealon LNR Partners, Inc.

Semester-long, regular courses are especially designed for the LL.M. program and provide foundational study in the law and theory of real property development. Concentrated, short courses are taught by adjuncts who are nationally recognized experts in their specific field, and electives enable students to develop a deeper understanding of their specific areas of interest.


up of an outstanding group of prominent authorities and practitioners.



The faculty in the Traurig Real Property Development program is made

DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM Until recently, to study in the LL.M. program, students had to come to Miami, FL for a year or more. But now, the LL.M. program is also accessible in an online format taught by the best minds in real estate law and top, practicing lawyers in the field. It offers a firstrate educational experience available to a geographically diverse group of students who take the same courses, learn from the same


professors and earn the same degree as students enrolled on campus. Students can enroll part or full-time, starting in the fall or spring, with no career interruption, commuting or fixed class hours.

Basic Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Developments

Land Security and Finance

Basic Real Estate Tax

Planning and Zoning

Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Real Estate Documents Workshop

The Joint J.D./LL.M. Program offers students an opportunity to earn

Introduction to Real Estate Development

Real Estate Project Development Workshop

both degrees in seven semesters. Students take graduate level

Mortgage Law

REQUIRED CONCENTRATED COURSES Environmental Regulation of Real Property

Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions

ELECTIVE REGULAR COURSES Advanced Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Unit Developments Bankruptcy Construction Law

JOINT J.D./LL.M. PROGRAM real estate courses during their third year with 12 LL.M. credit hours counting toward both degrees.

SITE VISITS Significant residential or commercial real estate projects are incorporated into relevant course offerings utilizing site visits. Students tour construction sites and gather at the site or developer’s office to

Distressed Property Workouts

hear presentations and the story of the project as told from the various

Environmental Law

perspectives of real estate professionals, including experts in zoning,

Real Estate Transactions Real Property and Government

environmental issues, architects, developers, lenders or tenants.



Students are required to participate in one internship. Placement

Current Real Estate Finance Issues

Securitization of Real Estate

entities. All internships are done under the direct supervision of an

Drafting Design and Construction Documents

Takings Law and Legislation


Eminent Domain

Title Insurance

Housing Law and Policy

Wetland Regulation and Real Property

Negotiation Skills

The Law of Green Buildings

is with law firms of various sizes, private developers or public sector

DEVELOPER IN RESIDENCE Unique to the students’ course of study is the Developer in Residence Program. The DIR Program includes the active involvement of a real estate developer who has made a significant contribution to the built environment and who is able to provide the students with a “real world” application of their curriculum’s legal concepts.

CONTACT: Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig

LL.M. in Real Property Development

University of Miami School of Law • 1311 Miller Drive, Room B335, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Telephone: 305.284.1754 • Fax: 305.284.2919 • Email:


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