Ignacio G. Del Valle

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  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers

Ignacio is a highly-accomplished attorney with over 37 years of real estate, banking, corporate and general commercial practice. He also has extensive experience in complex public/private transactions.

Ignacio has handled a wide-range of complex transactions including public/private (P3) real estate negotiations, acquisitions, sales, financing, construction, management and leasing of commercial, residential and industrial properties. He has represented real estate investment funds and other investors in the acquisition, leasing, managing and disposition of rental apartment complexes, shopping centers and office buildings; an investment group in the acquisition and subsequent sale of a ski resort in Colorado; a national real estate advisor and asset manager for pension funds in connection with all of its business activities; and banks and other financial institutions in connection with a wide range of real estate and asset based lending transactions, including participations. He serves as a title agent for several of the major title insurance companies.

Ignacio has handled the sale and purchase of businesses, by means of both stock and asset sales, and engaged in other corporate transactions, such as reorganizations and redemptions. He advises businesses as to a variety of legal matters, including formation, maintenance and dissolution of business entities, and in the analysis of the proper type of entity for the specific transaction. He has engaged in the negotiation and preparation of a full range of contracts and agreements, which may be encountered in business and commerce, and other general corporate matters. He has handled the creation of many corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and with respect thereto has prepared all of the necessary corporate documentation, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and operating agreements.  He has represented builders in the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts with owners and subcontractors.

Ignacio is a native of Havana, Cuba and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Significant Transactions

  • Successfully represented lender with respect to a real estate financing transaction in the total amount of $24.7 Million secured by 33 South Florida gas stations.
  • Successfully represented lender with respect to a real estate refinancing transaction in the total amount of $3.4 Million secured by 10 separately located restaurants of a national chain.
  • Successfully represented lender with respect to a real estate refinancing transaction in the total amount of $18.9 Million secured by 6 residential apartment complexes in separate locations.
  • Successfully represented a local municipality with respect to a bond financing of approximately $13.8 Million for the acquisition of the town hall building. 
  • Successfully represented client in the acquisition of approximately 480 acres of vacant farm land in Miami-Dade County in 23 separate parcels for a total of $16.8 Million.
  • Successfully represented a local university with respect to a $28 Million real estate financing transaction for the dual purpose of refinancing of certain outstanding bonds and the funding of the construction and equipping of a new 250 unit student housing facility.
  • Successfully represented a purchaser of a defaulted promissory note in the original principal amount of $9.9 Million secured with a first mortgage on a partially completed multi story building for a $3.1 Million purchase price. 
  • Successfully represented a local municipality in the drafting and negotiation of a long term lease and development agreement for the development, construction and operation of a 243 unit senior housing facility and related parking garage.
  • Successfully represented a major airline in the acquisition of 16 condominium office units for an aggregate purchase price of $9.4 Million.

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • "Top Rated Lawyer, Real Estate," South Florida Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • "Top Lawyers," South Florida Legal Guide, 2005-2010, 2013-present
  • "Florida Legal Elite," Florida Trend, 2005-2010
  • Chambers USA, 2009-2010
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society
  • Co-Patentee of US Patent related to the Desulfurization of Fuel Oil

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Director 1983 to 2001
    Kairos Ecumenical Prison Ministry
  • Director and Legal Counsel, 1990-1994
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
  • Director and Bank Legal Counsel, 1979-1990
    Totalbank

Languages

  • Spanish

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