Susan M. Cardenas
With more than 30 years of experience, Susan represents clients in a range of real estate transactions, including financing, leasing, and acquisition and sale transactions. Susan handles most of the residential and commercial real estate closings for the firm. Her financing experience includes representing borrowers and lenders in mortgage loans, and representing institutional lenders in loan workouts, restructures, short sales, deed-in-lieu transactions, and commercial foreclosures. Susan frequently represents business entities in formation issues, contract disputes, and commercial leasing.
Areas of Experience:
Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales | Banking, Lending and Structured Finance | Retail Leasing and Development | Corporate and Business Transactions | Commercial Disputes
Representation of institutional and private lenders in commercial real estate transactions including financing, loan workouts, restructures, short sales, deed-in-lieu transactions, and commercial foreclosures. Representation of commercial developers in financing, leasing, and acquisition and sale transactions, including shopping center sales and acquisitions, guesthouses, restaurants, and mixed use developments.
Florida Bar 1985 | Southern District of Florida 1994 | Virginia Bar 1983 | District of Columbia Bar 1985 | Idaho 1996
University of Florida (B.A., 1979) | University of Miami (J.D. high honors, 1983) | University of Miami Law Review (1981-1983) | Moot Court Board (1980-1981) | Order of the Barristers.
Florida Bar Grievance Committee (1992-1994, 1997-1999 and 2004-2007; Past Chair)
Awards and Recognition:
Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
Professional Memberships and Activities:
The Florida Bar, Member | Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Board of Governors (2010 - present) | Key West Art and Historical Society: Board of Directors (1997-2000), Past President | Bahama Village Music Program, Board of Directors: (2003-2005) | Big Sisters Big Brothers Monroe County, Florida, Board of Directors: (1989-1991)