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An attorney with the firm since 1981, Real Estate attorney Burt Bruton became a shareholder in 1988. Burt's practice includes the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing and secured transactions, as well as buyers and sellers of real property.


  • Commercial real estate
  • Public and private project finance
  • Secured transactions
  • Florida mortgage and transfer taxes
  • State and local tax



  • Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
  • Represented a large financial institution in connection with several construction loans in excess of $100 million. Coordinated the work of local counsel in a substantial number of multistate financing transactions.
  • Drafted tribal version of UCC Article 9 adopted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Represented the tribe in several note and bond financings exceeding $700 million.
  • Represented major Florida homebuilder in structuring revolving secured $450 million project financing facility.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America,
    • Real Estate Law, 2005-2024
    • Litigation - Real Estate, 2011-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Miami Litigation - Real Estate Law, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate Law, 2006-2023
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2023
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Miami," 2010-2015
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Florida," 2010
    • "Top 50 Lawyers in South Florida, 2010
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine - Real Estate Law, 2004-2013, 2015-2022
    • "Hall of Fame," 2009-2013, 2015-2022
    • "Legal Elite," 2004-2008
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, 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," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Recipient, "William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award," The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, 2015-2016
  • Recipient, "Robert C. Scott Memorial Award," The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, 2008-2009
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal, Florida - Real Estate, 2008
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2007-2008
  • Recipient, "John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award," The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section - 2002-2003, 2018-2019
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • Vice-Chair, Commercial Real Estate Committee, 2015-2018
    • Chair, Legislative Review Committee, 2007-2009
    • Chair, Ad Hoc Remote Notarization Committee, 2018-2020
    • Member, Real Property Finance & Lending Committee and Title Insurance Committee
  • Instructor, Advanced Real Estate Law and Certification Review Course, 2005-present


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1981
    • Executive Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973
  • Florida