Sandra M. Ferrera

Partner

F: (305) 921 0726
Overview Experience Insights News Education and Credentials Recognition and Community

Overview

Sandra "Sandy" Ferrera, an experienced real estate attorney, assists clients in the development, purchase and sale, financing and construction of projects throughout the State of Florida.

Sandy represents real estate developers in all phases of complex commercial real estate transactions, including the negotiation, documentation and closing of the acquisition and sale, development and financing of commercial real estate. She represents lenders in the origination, documentation, restructuring and enforcement of real estate loans, in addition to representing both financial institutions and borrowers obtaining acquisition and construction financing.

Sandy has represented clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, preparation and negotiation of lease transactions, representing commercial lenders, borrowers and developers. Sandy's lender and borrower representation includes both commercial and residential loan transactions. Additionally, she has significant experience drafting condominium and homeowner association documents, successor developer filings, purchase and sale agreements, drafting and negotiating loan documents, coordinating and managing closings, and advising clients on all aspects of real estate transactions.

Experience

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented numerous lenders in documentation, negotiation and due-diligence review of commercial loans, including financing

Represented purchaser in acquisition and financing of commercial facility to be developed as an Alzheimer's treatment center

Represented owner in refinance of a $17 million loan facility for its existing business

Represented seller in the negotiation and sale of a multimillion commercial business with preparation

Represented purchaser in acquisition of a multimillion commercial condominium, including restaurant facility

Represented trustee in bankruptcy in all aspects of selling all units in prestigious mixed use condo in South Beach, Florida, consisting of 200 residential units plus additional commercial spaces, as well as auction of remaining units in inventory of the bankruptcy estate

Representation of bankruptcy fiduciaries with regard to sale and purchase transactions pursuant to §363 of the Bankruptcy Code

Represented developer in acquisition and development of prestigious residential condominium in Downtown Miami, construction financing for the project and all subsequent sales in the project

Represented purchaser in the acquisition and construction financing of multimillion transaction for assemblage of school facility

Represented numerous bulk purchasers in acquisition of multi-million residential condominiums, including simultaneous closing of two fractured condominium deals for a purchase price of $76 million with a $62 million CMBS loan

Represented purchaser in closing of a commercial shopping center with 30 commercial tenants acquired for $12.5 million with a $9.5 million CMBS loan

Represented purchaser in acquisition of numerous triple net properties throughout the country for $26 million

Insights

Education and Credentials

Education
University of Miami School of Law, J.D.,

cum laude

Florida International University, B.S.
Admissions
State of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Affiliations
Florida State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; Condominium and Planned Development Committee
Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade County
Cuban American Bar Association, President, 2013
Cuban American Bar Foundation, President, 2014
Cuban American Bar Association, Pro Bono Project, Inc., Chair, 2009-2011
Dade County Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Languages
Spanish

Recognition and Community

Recognition

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Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Real Estate Law, 2023-2024

Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide as a Legal Leader in South Florida

Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Rising Star from 2009-2013

Recognized by DBR Rising State – 40 Under 40 Award, 2013

Selected to the list of Lawyers of the Year, awarded by South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2011

Selected to "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County", awarded by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2010

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis), Real Estate

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Community

Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, prior Miami Children's Young Ambassador

UAspire Miami, prior Board Member

Annual Raise the Bar Reception, in support of the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade, Co-Chair, 2011