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Kurt S. Gleeson


Kurt Gleeson brings more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry as both a transactional real estate and land use attorney in the private and federal sectors, and as a senior operations executive in the residential real estate brokerage industry.

He handles a wide variety of transactional matters including the following.

  • Representation of sellers and buyers in the purchase and sale of commercial, office, industrial, mixed-use and residential real estate
  • Representation of commercial and residential developers and residential homeowners in land use and governmental permitting issues
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in commercial and residential leasing transactions
  • Representation of commercial and residential lenders in the financing of real estate, including acquisition, construction and permanent financing
  • Representation of residential and commercial brokerage companies and real estate professionals in ethics, licensing, compliance, franchising, operations matters and dispute resolution

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Assistant Regional Counsel, US General Services Administration (GSA) in the National Capital Region (1991 - 1997)


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1983, Associate Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, 1980, summa cum laude


  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


Representative Matters

  • Served as counsel to an energy company in the refinancing of its commercial real estate portfolio
  • Served as counsel to several investors in the acquisition of commercial real estate subject to triple net leases
  • Served as counsel to an investor in the acquisition of Section 8 apartment communities
  • Led a groundbreaking legal effort to successfully foreclose on an abandoned coal mine due to environmental obligations and redevelop the land for large-scale commercial agriculture purposes
  • Served as counsel to a secured party in the foreclosure, acquisition and redevelopment of a coal mine
  • Served as counsel to a restaurateur in the acquisition of a retail strip center
  • Served as general counsel to one of Tampa Bay’s leading residential real estate brokerage companies and its mortgage and title affiliates
  • Served as counsel to a group of physicians in the acquisition and financing of the real property and other assets of oral surgery practices
  • Served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in the National Capital Region; provided counsel to the Public Buildings Service of GSA and to external agency clients, including the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency

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