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Rana’s practice focuses upon real estate, mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions, exit planning, and business law. She represents clients in complex transactions, including secured lending, commercial and high-end residential real estate, title examination, leasing, contracts, partnership agreements, and the acquisition and sale of businesses.

Rana regularly serves as company counsel for businesses requiring assistance with their daily legal needs and their property and leasing transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Rana practiced at a South Florida law firm where she represented financial institutions and borrowers with their lending, real property, and borrowing needs in various loan transactions, high-net-worth families with their acquisitions and exit planning strategies, and businesses with their corporate issues.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • President, XPX South Florida-XPX Exchange, 2020-present
  • Corporate Partner, American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1998-2018
  • Former Member, Initial Board of Directors, Center for the Fine Arts at Mizner Park
  • Former Member, IRB Task Force, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Representative Experience

  • Closed upon the sale of 11 acres of industrial land in Miami and facilitated a 1031 exchange for the purchase into a national Delaware statutory trust
  • Closed upon the merger of a privately held multi-state manufacturing company to a publicly held company
  • Closed upon the merger of a medical software development company with a Silicon Valley investment group
  • Closed upon the construction loan for a non-profit religious community center from an institutional lender
  • Closed upon multiple industrial leases for several warehouse facilities located in southern and northern Florida
  • Closed upon a 1031 exchange resulting in the acquisition of two blue chip, triple net acquisitions
  • Closed upon West coast of Florida land and marina being developed as a luxury hotel and marina
  • Regularly represents business lenders in South Florida on construction loans for owner-occupied commercial real estate including the development of medical facilities and medical clinics
  • Regularly issues Florida opinion letters in multi-state transactions
  • Represented international investor in the bulk purchase of 35 homes in the Orlando Florida area
  • Represented Letter of Credit Banks and Borrowers, both for-profit and not- for-profit corporations, in their Industrial Development Bond projects

Awards & Recognition

  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2007 – present
  • AV PREEMINENT Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations

  • Financings, Workout and Other Methods for Saving Your Business and Properties, Buckingham, Doolittle Annual Construction & Litigation Seminar, March 4, 2009

Press Mentions

  • Office Snapshot: Weiss Serota’s New Miami, Boca Spaces, Law360, September 19, 2022
  • September 1, 2022 On the Move, The Florida Bar News, September 1, 2022
  • The Palm Beach Post, Business People on the Move, August 2022
  • How Super Liens Prevent Your Florida Home from Closing, Daily Business Review, December 2011
  • Pre-Negotiation Agreements Protect Stakeholders During Commercial Workouts, Florida Real Estate Journal, May 16, 2009
  • New Case Law on Jurisdiction and Venue Clauses in Florida Contracts, Ward Damon Blog, September 28, 2010

Clerkships

  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Edward B. Davis, United States District Court Southern District of Florida, June 1980-June 1981
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Alcee L. Hastings, United States District Court Southern District of Florida, September 1981-December 1981

Admissions

Florida, 1982

Education

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982


Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

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