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Robert M. Poppell

Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.419.8475
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

Robert Poppell has a broad based real estate development/transactional practice highlighted by representation of: developers of large scale, mixed-use planned developments and Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs); residential home builders in connection with acquisitions, sales, planning, operations, and governance structures for large scale phased and jointly developed communities; developers of neighborhood to regional shopping centers; and end-user, out parcel, and retail purchasers in connection with large scale expansion programs, and financing transactions associated with each. Recent significant representations include acquisition of an approximately 4,000 acre proposed large scale mixed-use DRI in Sumter County, Florida, and an 1,800 acre existing mixed use DRI in Volusia County, serving as lead transactional counsel for a state-wide bank branch site acquisition program involving hundreds of sites over a several year time frame, and numerous state-wide finished lot and raw land acquisitions for single family residential development.

 
Representative Experience
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Representation of national home builders in all phases of residential development, including contract negotiation and administration, title insurance, residential sales, and community governance.
 
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Representation of developer for Southchase DRI/PD in Orange County, Florida. The project includes mixed-use development of residential, commercial, and light industrial.
 
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Representation of developer for St. Augustine Centre DRI in St. Johns County, Florida. The project includes mixed-use development of residential, commercial, and light industrial.
 
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Representation of developer for LPGA DRI in Volusia County, Florida. The project includes mixed-use development of residential and commercial.
 
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Representation of developer for Victor Posner City Center DRI in Polk County, Florida. The project includes mixed-use development of residential and commercial.
 
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Representation of developer for Lakeside Village, Horizons West in Orange County, Florida. The project includes mixed-use development of residential and commercial.
 
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Representation of client as lead transactional counsel in acquisition of 3,800 acre tract, planned for development as DRI, in Sumter County, Florida.
 
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Representation of financial institution as lead transactional counsel for a retail bank branch roll out, involving hundreds of sites, across the State of Florida.
 
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Representation of developers as lead counsel for numerous master planned residential communities.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2015-2018, Listed in Florida for Real Estate Law
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016, Listed in Florida for Real Estate: Business
 
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The Legal 500 2011, Recommended for Real Estate
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Real Estate Regulation," August 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Member
 
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Orange County Bar Association, Member
 



Robert M. Poppell

Practice
Real Estate
Representative Clients
Ashton Woods Homes
Black Amber Development, Inc.
Boardwalk Land Development, Inc.
D.R. Horton
Fifth Third Bank
First Gulf Corporation
FL Land Partners, LLC
Great Gulf Group of Companies
K. Hovnanian Homes
Landstone Communities
MSKP Volusia Partners
Richland Properties
Trycon Associates
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1987; with honors
B.B.A., University of North Florida, 1984
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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