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Alex Dobrev works with investors, developers and lenders on the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of multifamily, condominium and other commercial real estate projects, often involving distressed properties. He has significant experience evaluating, structuring and negotiating large-scale mixed-use development projects.


Chair of the firm's Multifamily & Condominium Group, Alex frequently handles "broken" or "fractured" condominium projects in connection with lenders, bulk investors, and receivers to evaluate and implement exit strategies, including possible unwinding of the condominium regime, while identifying and minimizing potential successor developer liabilities and related risks.

Alex also counsels clients regarding Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) compliance matters, including full and partial exemptions from the Act and overall offering structure.

An active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, Alex serves on the Section’s Executive Council and as co-chair of the Condominium & Planned Development, Information Technology, and Professionalism & Ethics Committees. He is also chair of the Commercial Real Estate Committee’s Blockchain & Digital Assets Task Force.

Representative Matters

Representative Cases

Representative Client Experience

Community Activities

  • Condominium & Planned Development Committee’s Condominium Law & Policy on Life Safety Advisory Task Force (“Surfside Task Force”), 2021-22 

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide2014-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2020
  • The Florida Bar Real Property Section Rising Star Award, 2018
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer, Florida Trend magazine, 2011-2012
  • 10 Businessmen to Watch, Orlando Business Journal, 2010
  • The Legal 500, 2010

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Member, Executive Council of The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2014-Present
    • Co-Chair, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, 7/2022-Present
    • Co-Chair, Joint Education Initiative between the Condominium Committee and the Division of Condominiums, 10/2021-Present
    • Chair, Blockchain and Digital Assets Task Force, CRE Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 5/2021-Present
    • Vice Chair, Professionalism & Ethics Committee, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section,
      7/2019-Present
    • Vice Chair, Information Technology Committee, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section,
      7/2019-Present
    • Vice Chair, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 7/2014-7/2022
    • Member, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, 1/2009-Present
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
    • Chair, US Real Estate Practice Group, September 2020-Present
    • Member, US Leadership Committee, 1/2016-5/2020
    • Leadership Institute, 2011
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Central Florida Chapter, Board Member 2004-2010
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Meritas Leadership Institute, 2011

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • Russian

Speaking Engagements

  • “Return of the Terminators—New Issues for the Obsolescent Building; Dealing with Termination Challenges, Hold Outs & Other Issues,” 47th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/7/2022
  • Moderator, “Vertical Subdivisions,” Development and Land Use Committee of The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 7/21/2022
  • “Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Real Estate,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Small Law Department Network, 4/14/2022“Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Real Estate,” Meritas Real Estate Practice Group meeting, 3/1/2022
  • “Cryptocurrency in Condominiums and Other Real Estate Transactions — Viability, Security Issues, and Counsel Ethical Responsibilities,” 46th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/8/2021
  • "Effects of the Pandemic on Developers and Condominium Transactions,” 45th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/29/2020
  • “Title Issues Created by Condominium Terminations; Choice of Law; Notice to Necessary Parties; Amendment of Termination Approval Requirements,” 44th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/3/2019
  • Presenter and Panelist, “Condominium Terminations: Title Issues and Analysis,” Florida Land Title Association Annual Claims Round Table, 4/26/19
  • “Condominiums,” Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan 2017 Winter Conference, 3/4/2017“Termination Plans Under Statutory Revisions—Compliance with Statutory Plan Requirements—Public Policy Criteria and Division Review,” 42nd Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 11/2//2017
  • “The Ins and Outs of Post-2015 Condominium Terminations,” 41st Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/21/2016
  • “Condominium Reversions—The Unspoken Condominium Termination Opportunity—Issues, Policies and Solutions—Recent Statutory Developments,” 40th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/30/2015
  • “The Condominium Termination Craze Challenges, Issues and Unique Fact Patterns,” 39th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/23/2014
  • “Anatomy of a Termination: Requirements, Challenges and Issues,” 38th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law, 10/17/2013

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Representative Transactions

Articles

  • Orange County’s "Rent Stabilization" Measure - October Update, Lowndes, October 20, 2022
  • Are Deadbeat Lists Dead? Community Associations vs. the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Lowndes, June 29, 2020
  • Industry News Briefs: The Multi-family Sector Ends With a Bang In 2019, Lowndes, January 15, 2019
  • Governor Scott Signs Distressed Condominium Relief Act - Check Your Condo Documents, Lowndes, March 26, 2018
  • The Distressed Condominium Relief Act, as the Legislative Dust Settles, Lowndes, March 23, 2018
  • Distressed Condominium Act: Mitigating the Legislative Risks, Lowndes, February 12, 2018
  • State Legislation Protecting Bulk Condo Unit Investors Set to Expire in July, Lowndes, February 9, 2018
  • Give Me Shelter: The Ethics of Out-of-State Lawyering, Lowndes, April 1, 2015
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