Michael S. Greene concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development and finance, real estate acquisition, sale and leasing, construction law, construction contracting and claims resolution, indoor environmental and disaster preparation and recovery, ADA and Accessibility Code, Fair Housing Act hospitality law, land use and zoning law, healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and senior living projects, trademark and copyrights for owners, design professionals and manufacturers, and alcoholic beverage licensing. He represents developers, institutional and entrepreneurial building owners, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants, contractors, mold assessors and remediators.

Having spent 17 years with Holland & Knight, 5 years with Berger Singerman, and 4 years with Assouline & Berlowe, Mr. Greene has substantial experience in both 'Big Law' and small law firm practices.

In 2011, Mr. Greene was selected as a Finalist, Dealmakers of the Year, 2011, by the Daily Business Review. Mr. Greene has been recognized by The South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers (2008-2018) and by SuperLawyers (2006) and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions

Representative Experience

Represents major Bahamas resort developer and contractor in connection with joint venture with international casino resort developer and manager for new casino, ferry enterprise and resort management agreements; with new hotel project and resort joint venture; and in negotiating construction, flag, association and management agreements for project repositioning.

Represented South Florida general contractor in workout of total failure of payment by developer of South Florida condominium project.

Represents South Florida general contractor in creation of new contract and administrative forms and procedures.

Represents South Florida developer in development of mixed-use medical office condominium, hotel and retail project in Aventura.

Representative Experience

Represented developer of a mixed-use office, retail, hotel, condominium and condominium-hotel project in Miami in restructuring the master association and condominium regime.

Represented a Mexican bank in the restructuring of a loan on a prominent South Beach hotel, including termination of condominium-hotel regime.

Represented owner group in lease and development document negotiation for construction the now-named BB&T Center located in Sunrise, Florida.

Represented Broward County in connection with the Broward County Convention Center (located in Port Everglades) which required negotiation of complex ground lease, air rights, design-build and public/private funding issues.

Represented the Miami Heat in the development and construction document process for new arena projects.

Representative Experience

Represented developer of resort project on Roatan Island, Honduras.

Represented a northeastern developer in the acquisition of a 5,000 acre golf course community in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Represented a major nursing home and senior living owner-operator in the acquisition of their national headquarters building and restructuring of commercial master property owners association

Represented a major nursing home and senior living owner-operator in the acquisition of an assisted living facility through a loan purchase and an assisted living facility out of a bankruptcy 363 sale.

Representative Experience

Represents major foreign developer in mixed-use condo-hotel project.

Represented regional multi-family developer in preparation and negotiation of design and construction contracts for Palm Beach County project.

Represents a Miami-based Chilean developer in the development of condominium projects in Miramar, Florida and Martin County, Florida.
Represented a Palm Beach County master homeowner association in claims against developer and contractor for design and construction defects in 47 retention lakes.

Represented a national real estate fund in the acquisition of a two-tower, mixed-use condominium and commercial project in downtown Miami, and restructuring of condominium regime.

Representative Experience

Represented Martin County, Florida in connection with the indoor air quality issues and litigation related to the Martin County Courthouse.

Represented Florida-based general contractor on issues with water and mold damage to under-construction office building.

Represented Diabetes Research Institute Foundation on defect and completion issues on research center.

Represented the City of Lake Worth, Florida on design and construction documents for City’s Public Safety Complex.

Represented developer of condominium-hotel project in Jaco, Costa Rica.

Representative Experience

Represented regional bank in syndicated lending for two-tower condominium project in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Represented prominent developer in restructuring multiple project loans (commercial and residential development) with eight banks and the FDIC.

Represented South Florida condominium developer in successful workouts and note sale for two projects in South Florida.

Represented national bank in lending for condominium tower project in Aventura, Florida.

Represented clients in copyright and trademark rights, including resolving issues regarding improper use of trademarks on the Internet and improper use of architectural plans.

Represented financial institution in affordable housing tax credit-based lending in Florida.


J.D., with honors, University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law

Bachelor of Building Construction, with high honors, University of Florida

Order of the Coif

Member, Florida Blue Key

Published Articles

“DRONE ON SOME MORE: What Happens When a UAV Hits Your Building? or Worse?” Florida Law Blog, January 2016.

“DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly at Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?” Florida Law Blog, February 2015.

Foreign Real Estate Investment is Here to Stay, Daily Business Review, January 24, 2014

Persistence, Positive Outlook Always Pay Off. Real Estate Veteran: Career Spotlight, Sun-Sentinel, September 29, 2013

From Litigation to Transactions: Real Estate Market Returning to ?Normal??, South Florida Legal Guide, May 2013

Fractionals: Why Now?, Perspective Magazine?s GNEX Global Meeting of the Minds Conference, February 2012

Published Articles

Attorneys Help Equity Firm Acquire 670 Distressed Condo Units?, Daily Business Review, December 14, 2010

Banks Ponder What To Do With Seized, Undervalued Land?, Daily Business Review, September 27, 2010

The Pitfalls and Benefits of Successor Developer Rights and Obligations In Florida?, American Bankruptcy Institute, June 2010

Court Says Chinese Manufacturers Are to Blame, but Will They Pay?,? Daily Business Review, May 24, 2010

Tenants Bankruptcy Critical Provision In Today?s Leases?, Florida Real Estate Journal, Issue August 1?15. 2009

Published Articles

Practicing Safe Sex (Er, Remediation)?, Indoor Environment Connection magazine, January 2007

Featured in South Florida CEO magazine, The Real Estate Issue, September 2006

Legionella: It's Not Just Mold, Indoor Environment Connection magazine, July 2006

OSHA and PPE: Indoor Environment Connection magazine, May 2006

Featured in OF COUNSEL,? Florida Trend Magazine, April 2006

Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season, Presentation to South Florida Building and Facilities Management Show, Broward County Convention Center, April 2005

Intellectual Property: Swords and Shields of Design Professionals, The Construction Lawyer's Toolbox , ABA Forum of the Construction Industry, May 2000