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James A. Carenza is experienced in general commercial real estate matters. He represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, finance, management and development of commercial real estate.


  • Commercial lending
  • Acquisition and disposition of real estate


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


  • 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
  • Hon. Dorothy Eisenberg, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • Florida
  • New York