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Commercial real estate decisions represent significant personal and financial risk. In addition, it seems that the commercial real estate finance sector is constantly evolving, especially in Florida. Whether you are buying, selling, leasing, or dealing with any other aspect of commercial real estate, it can be hard to know where to start. Simply put, the financing element of any commercial real estate deal can feel overwhelming. 

When so much is on the line for you and your business, seek out the help of a commercial real estate attorney. At Silvestri Law, P.A., I have developed a keen eye for making deals from my decades of experience handling these kinds of cases. I work closely with every single client to help them achieve their goals in the dynamic and competitive environment of commercial real estate finance.

Navigate Commercial Real Estate Financing in Florida

Commercial transactions can feel like a maze. At Silvestri Law, P.A., I’ve helped countless clients navigate their way through the financing process, pursuing favorable terms for their property deals. Get in touch with me in St. Petersburg for help with the following issues and more:

  • Real estate acquisition, construction, and permanent lending

  • Conventional commercial loans

  • Middle-market & large corporate loans

  • Construction loans

  • Sale-leaseback transactions

  • Ground leases

  • Capital markets 

  • Acquisition and development loans

  • Bridge loans

  • Construction loans

  • CMBS loans

  • Mezzanine financing

  • Purchase and sale agreements

  • Representation of borrowers in all facets of real estate financing transactions

Like with other aspects of commercial real estate, putting together and closing a financing deal for the development, purchase, or refinancing of a commercial property is more complex than a standard residential mortgage. Managing the delivery of due diligence materials to the lender, answering any questions that arise, and promptly following up on all closing checklist items are essential for a smooth closing.



Why Choose Larry the Leasing Lawyer?

Before you agree to any terms, it’s important to contact a commercial real estate lawyer. I provide commercial real estate lending guidance and representation grounded in my extensive experience with the fundamentals of commercial real estate in the Tampa Bay area.

Deeply Knowledgeable Counsel

For more than three decades, I’ve helped businesses overcome legal obstacles that threaten to undermine their objectives. My extensive experience with all aspects of commercial real estate law gives me the insight required to handle your financing matters. Before founding the Saint Petersburg firm, I served as the assistant vice president/director of legal services at First Union Real Estate Equity and Mortgage Investments, a real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE. I use the knowledge gained in this position to structure a financing agreement that meets your goals.

Collaboration At Every Stage

Some attorneys take charge from the get-go, leaving their clients in the dark. That’s not how I work. As my client, you’ll always be kept in the loop from the very start of the process to the time you sign on the dotted line. Collaboration is key to my practice, and it always has been. I’ll work with you--not just for you--to help you seek the results you need. 

Connection to Industry Experts

There’s no such thing as a legal decision made in isolation. In fact, every legal decision is a business decision, and I treat commercial real estate transactions in this way. I draw on my deep connections to industry leaders in Florida and nationwide, making sure that all the pieces are in place to ensure a successful transaction.

Before you finalize that loan commitment for commercial real estate financing, discuss your concerns with me. I will examine the proposed deal and determine whether you are in a position to negotiate for more optimal terms. Receiving sound legal counsel can help you limit fees that do not add value to your investment and avoid taking on obligations that jeopardize your business’s bottom line.


You deserve skilled advice and collaborative counsel to help you minimize risk and protect your business. Reach out to my firm in St. Petersburg for help in Tampa, the greater Tampa Bay area, Sarasota, and throughout our great state. Set up a free initial consultation to begin navigating the financing of your real estate venture with confidence.