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Ryan Bailine’s practice focuses on the development and financing of complex real estate projects, including real estate, land use, and regulatory aspects. Noted for his responsiveness to his clients’ needs, attention to detail, and project development and restructuring abilities, Ryan represents some of the most active and prolific developers in North America, advising on residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects, including Transit Oriented Developments (TOD), affordable and workforce housing issues, and public-private endeavors. Ryan routinely works with local, regional and national regulatory agencies to facilitate the permitting, construction, development, and financing of real estate projects, including negotiating long-term ground leases, development agreements, development rights transfers, financing documents, joint venture agreements, along with infrastructure and utility components.

Regarding real estate finance, Ryan routinely negotiates and secures debt and equity placement, as well as tax credit based financing, ranging from low income housing, new market and historic tax credits, to other government sponsored programs such as SAIL and HOPE VI funding sources.

Clients and real estate professionals regularly turn to Ryan for advice and guidance on a wide range of real estate development and financing issues. Ryan has lectured and presented to clients and real estate consultants and professionals across the country on financing and project structuring issues.


  • Real estate and affordable housing finance
  • Complex commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use acquisitions and developments
  • Private/public TOD developments
  • Land use and governmental affairs



  • Miami Worldcenter Holdings, Paramount Companies, Royal Palm Companies, 13th Floor Investments, Mill Creek Residential, Adler Group Development, CIM, The Richman Group, Atlantic Pacific, Fifield Companies, The Morgan Group, Housing Trust Group, Black Salmon Capital, Lerner Interests, Fifteen Group, ZOM Residential, McDowell Housing, Wood Partners, Zuckerman Homes, Key International, Round Hill Capital, and CFH Group.
  • Represented affordable housing developers in $400 million transit-oriented, multi-phased developments in Miami-Dade County.
  • Represented developers of $75 million multi-phase, affordable housing community regarding land use, historic designation and zoning issues related to an underground cemetery.
  • Represented affordable housing developer in $35 million community in Broward County.
  • Represented several affordable housing developers in connection with multiple high-rise communities in downtown Miami.
  • Represented developers in $140 million mixed-use commercial complex and school in Miami-Dade.
  • Represented developer and private investor in development of a $50 million commercial office complex in Boca Raton.
  • Represented developer and private investor $55 million mixed-use development in Miami.
  • Represented developer in connection with $2 billion master plan mixed-use project in downtown Miami.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
    • Land Use and Zoning Law, 2023-2024
    • Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018, 2022
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020-2021
  • Team Member, Daily Business Review, "Florida Legal Awards: Real Estate Transactions Award," 2020
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2011 and 2015-2017
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Listed, Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning, 2019-2020
    • Recommended, Real Estate, 2017
    • Team Member, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Board Member, Jewish Federation of Miami-Dade County, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • Big Brother Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2016
  • Executive Committee Members, Jewish Federation of Miami-Dade County
  • Board Member, Miami Children’s Museum
  • Founder, Baptist Hospital
  • Board Member, University of Miami Masters of Real Estate Development and Urbanism, Advisory Board
  • Outside Counsel, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
  • Outside Counsel, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Outside Counsel, Shul of Downtown, Miami
  • Outside Counsel, Friends of the Underline


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2002
  • M.B.A., International Business, University of Miami, 2003
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Rutgers University, 1999
  • Florida
  • Hebrew, Conversational