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Prominent Real Estate Attorney Sara Bernard Joins Holland & Knight in Orlando


Orlando, Fla. (February 26, 2019) –  Real estate attorney Sara Bernard has joined Holland & Knight’s Orlando office as a partner. Ms. Bernard handles a wide range of transactions as counsel for developers, builders, institutional lenders, and public and private entities. She was previously a partner with Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel.

“Sara is a versatile and dynamic real estate lawyer with an established client base,” said Missy Turra, Holland & Knight’s Southeast Real Estate Practice Group Leader. “The addition of Sara to our Orlando real estate team will allow us to remain competitive as the market continues its fast-paced growth.”

Ms. Bernard has experience in negotiating, drafting and closing complex commercial and residential purchase/sale transactions and has handled all aspects of the development, management and operation of all types of real estate including retail shopping centers, office buildings, industrial parks, medical and technology clusters, sports and entertainment clusters, senior-living communities, hospitals, golf courses, large scale mixed-use developments, residential subdivisions, apartments and condominiums.

Ms. Bernard earned a J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Central Florida.

In the community, Ms. Bernard serves on the University of Central Florida Foundation board of directors and is an executive committee member of the University of Central Florida Alumni Association.

With more than 280 lawyers and professionals nationally, Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. U.S. News – Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the “2017 Law Firm of the Year” in real estate law.

About Holland & Knight LLP:  Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers and other professionals in 28 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

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