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December 2, 2019
ORLANDO – Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel announced today that veteran real estate attorney Paul “JJ” Johnson Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in Orlando. He previously was a partner, founder, and principal of his own firms, Johnson Real Estate Law, PA and Destination Title.
Johnson represents real estate developers, investors, financial institutions, and businesses in a wide range of commercial transactions and land use. He has extensive experience representing commercial and residential developers through all phases of the development process. He has represented clients in the acquisition, leasing, development, and sale of retail shopping centers and NNN (triple net lease) involving nationally known, often high-end tenants. Johnson has served as transactional and land use counsel for the redevelopment of a regional mall consisting of more than 1 million square feet of space.
Additionally, Johnson has represented national and local homebuilders, condominium developers, and apartment developers in the acquisition, development, and sale of residential properties, and he has represented institutional and private lenders in commercial and private loans secured by real and intangible property.
As a land use counsel, Johnson has been responsible for obtaining entitlements for an approximately 100,000-square-foot urban in-fill redevelopment. Johnson has also obtained entitlements for the redevelopment of a large scale Development of Regional Impact, among other projects.
He earned his JD, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law in 2003 and a BS in Political Science in 1996, also from Florida State University.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. Nelson Mullins and Broad and Cassel LLP combined effective August 1, 2018 and does business in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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