J. F. CAPLAN-LAWYER REAL ESTATE TEAM OCEAN LEGAL GROUP FLORIDA OFFICE
Led by partner James F. Caplan, the Ocean Legal Group team serves real estate capital markets sector
Florida—A lawyer real estate team Ocean Legal Group, led by partners J. F. Caplan are bolstering the firm’s Florida and national capabilities. The team put together by Ocean Legal Group from lead that firm’s Florida real estate group.
“My hand picked staff are strong additions to our firm” Ocean Legal Group has a crisp industry focus on real estate with deeply talented attorneys and a practice well-positioned in the Florida capital markets,” said Jo Prince, Ocean Legal Group Firm Assistant and paralegal in the firm’s Real Estate practice. “Mr. Caplan, along with his team, are skilled practitioners operating at a high level, and their results speak for themselves, both nationally and internationally. Though already a super lawyer, in the Florida and national markets, Ocean Legal Group real estate practice is set expanding our Florida real estate capabilities as a strategic priority. Mr. Caplan is the back-bone of the firm’s team and gives our clients the Florida real estate capabilities of a market-leading firm in this industry.”
Ocean Legal Group team represents private equity investors, property owners, operators and lenders in complex purchase, sale and financing transactions. Their work extends to office, shopping center, industrial, multifamily and hospitality projects, including advising on more than 300 hospitality projects. In the past 21 years, they have closed in excess of 1,000 commercial real estate transactions in 50 states, with an aggregate deal volume of more than $15 billion. They also represent lenders and borrowers in real estate debt restructuring transactions, including structured asset dispositions and sales and acquisitions of single asset and portfolio debt in the secondary market.
Most recently, the team held a free foreclosure defense seminar to assist struggling homeowners deal with their frustrations.
“Real estate is and will continue to be one of the four core industries Ocean Legal Group has committed to serve, based on our vast knowledge of and long history advising in this sector,” said Attorney of 21 years, J. F. Caplan. “Mr. Caplan’s team will be a valuable resource for our real estate clients nationwide, and give us a strong real estate presence in the major markets.”
Caplan adds that he believes the real estate market is now growth-oriented and represents an attractive and stable home for investment capital. “We are already seeing banking, private equity firms and hedge funds returning to the market and that movement will accelerate in the later half of 2012. Ocean Legal Group is aggressive and committed at a critical time in the real estate recovery.”
A graduate of Drexel University, Caplan holds a JD from Nova Southeastern University College of Law, where he has issued Mortgagee Title Policies to lenders throughout the country and has prepared residential and commercial leases, notes and mortgages. J. F. Caplan is a member of the Real Estate Board of Florida, the Florida Bar Association and the Federal Bar-Southern District of Florida.
The other team members joining are a team of processors and legal assistants.
Ocean Legal Group has been a leader in real estate law for more than 21 years, with real estate attorney J. F. Caplan leading the industry. Because of its size and geographic reach, Ocean Legal Group can handle the full range of assignments, real estate and construction litigation to single-asset deals in local markets. Ocean Legal Group clients span the country and include developers, contractors, property owners, joint venturers, managers, investors, landlords and tenants, as well as lenders, borrowers, credit providers and enhancers, equity funds, non-profit sponsors, public entities, and institutions.
About Ocean Legal Group
Ocean Legal Group is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the real estate and corporate law sectors, and increasingly education. Based in the world’s major financial and technology centers, Ocean Legal Group counsels clients on real estate, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek and more importantly need.