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Ricardo L. Fraga concentrates on real property law. Ricardo has a broad range of experience representing domestic and foreign clients in the sale, acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing and operation of real estate including, but not limited to, multifamily, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, warehouse, industrial, condominium projects, and luxury residential properties.

Ricardo represents real estate developers, real estate investors, high-net-worth individuals, family offices, funds, public companies, and foreigners in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.

Ricardo represents real estate developers and lenders with financing transactions, including acquisition loans, refinances, mezzanine loans, construction loans, loan modifications, and loan workouts.

Ricardo is an agent for several national title insurance companies and has experience handling the resolution of complex title insurance issues.


  • Real estate transactions
  • Property and land leasing
  • Real estate finance
  • Joint ventures



  • Represented developers of hotels and condominiums.
  • Represented developers of residential condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes.
  • Represented foreign investors in real estate transactions in the United States.
  • Represented U.S. investors in real estate transactions in Central America and the Caribbean.

  • Represented development groups in the development, construction, financing and sale of retail centers, industrial parks and office buildings.
  • Represented joint ventures in acquisitions and financing arrangements.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in connection with the leasing of retail, industrial and office space.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2024
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Real Estate, 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, 2015, 2019 and 2022
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1995
  • B.B.A., cum laude, University of Miami, 1992
  • Florida
  • Spanish