Dane Blunt is a multifaceted lawyer with more than a decade of commercial real estate and construction industry experience. Clients benefit from the holistic perspective he has gained by working on real estate projects from the inception of deals through the resolution of disputes. His deep understanding of the issues and complexities surrounding real estate and construction projects enable him, on the front end, to proactively protect client interests while minimizing the costs and risks associated with disputes that may arise.
Dane’s clients include owners, investors, lenders, developers, general contractors, and commercial landlords and tenants. He litigates disputes that arise in connection with the full range of commercial projects, including hotels, condominiums, retail shopping centers, and office complexes.
He also represents institutional lenders, including CMBS lenders, in negotiating, documenting, and closing complex commercial loans of all types, including construction, acquisition and development, and permanent and mezzanine loans for all types of properties, including hotels, retail shopping centers, office complexes, and apartment complexes. In addition, he routinely represents lenders, servicers, and mortgage investors in foreclosure actions and other loan, guaranty, and security agreement enforcement proceedings.
A trial lawyer, Dane has significant experience litigating issues in state and federal courts involving title to real property, easements, restrictive covenants, real estate contracts, title insurance coverage, closing protection letters, mortgage foreclosures, lender liability, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, real estate workouts, commercial leases, non-competition agreements, and a range of business disputes including class actions.
During a recent trial in Miami Circuit Court’s Complex Business Litigation Division, Dane obtained a ruling on behalf of his developer client that enabled it to proceed with the development of a multimillion-dollar, ultra-modern condominium and hotel project, in a case that involved issues of Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act, restrictive covenants, and claims to easements.
Dane is focused on providing responsive, efficient counsel that recognizes and prioritizes his clients’ business concerns. He is particularly adept at helping clients navigate evolving eDiscovery challenges and preservation obligations. Dane is the co-manager of the Tampa National Trial Practice Group.
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