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James A. Carenza is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office and concentrates on commercial real estate law. He represents clients located in Florida and throughout the United States in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, disposition and development of vacant land, office buildings, multi-family residential properties, single family home developments, industrial parks and self-storage centers. Jim also has deep experience representing both landlord and tenants in office, retail, restaurant and industrial leasing matters, including ground leases. Furthermore, Jim represents his clients in the negotiation of restrictive covenants, property and asset management agreements, license agreements, easements, loan documents and security agreements.

Concentrations:

  • Acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate
  • Office, retail, restaurant and industrial leasing (both landlord and tenant)
  • Ground leasing (both landlord and tenant)
  • Land development
  • Commercial lending

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up and Comer," 2014-2016
  • 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," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2001
    • Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Environmental Law Journal
  • B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, Fordham University, 1998
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • Hon. Dorothy Eisenberg, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1999
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York