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Responsive, caring and a good listener is how clients describe Laura Walda, who understands that each client needs to feel special and receive the highest level of service.

A shareholder in the firm’s commercial real estate practice, Laura focuses on complex contract and lease negotiation, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, negotiation and structuring of credit facilities and problem-solving.

She also has experience in commercial litigation focusing on title insurance matters, landlord/tenant disputes and banking litigation.


  • Lead counsel on the negotiation of joint venture agreements, development agreements and loan documents for multifamily development projects ranging from $25-$100 million.
  • Lead  outside counsel in negotiation of leases for a national insurance company.
  • Lead outside counsel in negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and leases for a cannabis company.
  • Lead real estate counsel on 12-plus acre multi-use development project in downtown Orlando.
  • Lead counsel on $105 million, 12-site disposition of industrial sites located across the country.
  • Co-counsel on $73.6 million, 5-site disposition of retail villages located at nationally-known vacation venues.
  • Co-counsel on $75 million disposition of three (3) office buildings located in Texas and Florida.
  • Led a team on 40-plus single-site restaurant sale/leaseback transactions for a national restaurant chain.
  • Co-counsel on the negotiation, structuring and closing of multiple $60 million-plus “bet the company” credit facility negotiations on behalf of the borrower.
  • Co-counsel on the negotiation of a complex property settlement agreement involving $350 million worth of equity and real-property related assets.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements




  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2022
  • Outstanding Networking Achievement Award, CREW Orlando, 2022
  • Distinguished Leader Award, CREW Orlando, 2021
  • 40 Under 40, Orlando Business Journal, 2021
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Florida Legal Elite "Up & Comer," Florida Trend, 2017
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Merit Award, 2017
  • Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award of Excellence, Fall 2013
  • Governor's Fellow, Governor of the State of Indiana, 2004-2005

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Mead Botanical Gardens, Board of Trustees
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board, Executive Committee
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
    • Chair-Elect, Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Government Affairs Committee Member
  • CREW Orlando, Past President
  • City of Winter Park, Planning and Zoning Board, 2017-2020
  • City of Winter Park, Keep Winter Park Beautiful and Sustainable Board, 2011-2014
  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Past President, Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Winter Park, Class XXV
  • Legal Aid Society, Guardian Ad Litem

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association


  • Florida
  • Montana


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, M.P.A., 2009; Public Affairs
  • Indiana University, B.A., high distinction, 2004
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