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Theresa M. McLaughlin

Partner 
Chair, Retail Leasing & Development Practice
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Tel:
954.463.2700
Fax:
954.463.2224
 
 

Theresa McLaughlin is the chair of Akerman's Retail Leasing & Development Practice. She serves as acquisition, leasing, and real estate development counsel to national developers, retailers, and industrial clients. Theresa represents big box retailers as well as developers of complex large scale mixed-use developments in leasing transactions including anchor tenant leases, luxury cinemas, and luxury retailer leases. She also regularly represents regional shopping center developers, REITs, and other property owners in lease transactions. She is also experienced in land assembly transactions and the sale of distressed property. Theresa has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as a leading real estate lawyer in Florida.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of one of the nation's largest sporting goods chain. Serve as national big box leasing, acquisition, and real estate development counsel in multi-state activity.
 
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Representation of a publicly traded REIT that specializes in grocery anchored shopping centers. Handled large national tenant leases all over the United States.
 
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Representation of clients in numerous warehouse and industrial leasing matters, on a national basis.
 
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Representation of receivers, banks, and governmental entities in real estate auctions of 100 plus properties.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018, Listed in Florida for Real Estate Law
 
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Chambers USA 2007-2017, Ranked in Florida for Real Estate
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2015, Listed in Florida for Real Estate
 
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Business Leader Magazine 2012, Recognized as a "South Florida Women Extraordinaire"
 
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The Legal 500 2009, Recommended in Florida for Real Estate Transactions and Finance
 
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Real Estate Florida 2008, Recognized as a "Woman of Influence"
 
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South Florida Business Journal's "Key Partners Award" 2006, Recognized for Legal Real Estate
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal 2006, Recognized as a "Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate"
 
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South Florida Legal Guide 2005, Recognized as a "Top Up and Comer"
 
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South Florida Business Journal 2004, Recognized as "Heavy Hitter" in Real Estate
 
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Certified Public Accountant
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Broward County Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
 
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Crime Stoppers, Past Board Member
 
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Gilda's Club, Past Board Member
 

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Theresa M. McLaughlin

Practice
Real Estate
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1986; Order of the Coif; Law Review
B.S., University of Florida, 1983; with high honors
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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