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Michael P. Maguire | Partner

Michael P. Maguire Full Bio

Michael Maguire is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Lending Group. His practice focuses on real property transactions, developments, investments, and management, along with real estate, asset-based, private equity, and corporate transactional lending. Michael has experience representing various types of businesses including developers, real estate investment trusts, national and regional banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, non-traditional lenders, public corporations, and special servicers.

Michael also practices in the areas of land use & zoning, alcoholic beverage licensing, governmental relations, and regulated products which includes medical marijuana. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced at Holland & Knight and Trenam Law, so he is able to couple large firm experience and knowledge with a focus on creating value for clients in a small firm setting.

While in law school, he served as the University of Florida Honor Court chancellor and was inducted into both Florida Blue Key and Phi Delta Phi. He also received the Book Award in Corporations.


* Represented a national publicly-held restaurant chain in numerous real estate transactions, including lease negotiations and real property divestiture work.

* Advised multiple private equity investment funds in various real estate and financing transactions, including the purchase of an aviation manufacturer’s assets from receivership and the financing of a leveraged trucking company acquisition, purchase of distressed real estate portfolios and later development and disposition.

* Represented a regional commercial bank in the financing of $75 million to a private equity fund for various shopping center and office building acquisitions throughout the United States.

* Represented national special servicers and finance companies in the workout and foreclosure of commercial loans, as well as the sale and disposition of acquired collateral.

* Represented a publicly-held bank in the construction financing of a 180 room nationally-flagged limited services hotel located adjacent to a marquee amusement park.


* Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) – Member

* The Society of Real Estate Professions

* International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member

* Young Lawyers Division

* University of Florida Levin College of Law, Law Alumni Council


* Berkeley Preparatory School, Alumni Executive Board, 2011-present

* Young Professionals Advisory Board to the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship

* Young Life of South Tampa, Supporter

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