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Roman Petra

Roman Petra

Partner

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
roman.petra@nelsonmullins.com

Roman concentrates his legal practice on commercial real estate transactions, representing developers and funds. Most of the transactions include sophisticated and complex real estate matters with numerous layers of equity and debt financing. He frequently represents clients who are raising capital through private placements.

Roman advises clients on different facets of commercial real estate transactions,...

Roman concentrates his legal practice on commercial real estate transactions, representing developers and funds. Most of the transactions include sophisticated and complex real estate matters with numerous layers of equity and debt financing. He frequently represents clients who are raising capital through private placements.

Roman advises clients on different facets of commercial real estate transactions, from raising capital to tax matters, including acquisition, construction, development, disposition (single asset and portfolio), financing, management, and zoning matters.

He is also well versed in alternative capital formation options, including private investments, crowdfunding, online platforms, and Regulation A+. Roman has earned his CRE® designation, one of the highest recognitions in the real estate professionals industry. In 2013, he received the national Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. He is a graduate of the CCIM’s 2014 Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.

He also holds a real estate license as a broker-associate and has been a Florida Realtor® faculty member.

Roman Petra

from raising capital to tax matters, including acquisition, construction, development, disposition (single asset and portfolio), financing, management, and zoning matters.

He is also well versed in alternative capital formation options, including private investments, crowdfunding, online platforms, and Regulation A+. Roman has earned his CRE® designation, one of the highest recognitions in the real estate professionals industry. In 2013, he received the national Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. He is a graduate of the CCIM’s 2014 Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.

He also holds a real estate license as a broker-associate and has been a Florida Realtor® faculty member.

Roman concentrates his legal practice on commercial real estate transactions, representing developers and funds. Most of the transactions include sophisticated and complex real estate matters with numerous layers of equity and debt financing. He frequently represents clients who are raising capital through private placements.

Roman advises clients on different facets of commercial real estate transactions,... from raising capital to tax matters, including acquisition, construction, development, disposition (single asset and portfolio), financing, management, and zoning matters.

He is also well versed in alternative capital formation options, including private investments, crowdfunding, online platforms, and Regulation A+. Roman has earned his CRE® designation, one of the highest recognitions in the real estate professionals industry. In 2013, he received the national Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. He is a graduate of the CCIM’s 2014 Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.

He also holds a real estate license as a broker-associate and has been a Florida Realtor® faculty member.

Experience

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  • Counsels clients seeking to create and raise capital through Qualified Opportunity Funds per the recently enacted Opportunity Zone program
  • Drafts and reviews purchase and sales agreements (PSAs) and complex leases for either undeveloped land, or income producing assets, of either single-tenant, or multi-tenant facilities
  • Attends to matters regarding title insurance, survey and property rights (e.g., easements, rights-of-way, licenses)
  • Prepares and negotiates various agreements and performs the necessary due diligence to maximize the benefits for clients
  • Reviews and advises on various construction matters, from contracts (fixed price/lump sum and cost plus) to construction lien and bond disputes
  • Plans and structures tax-free exchanges (1031) of like-kind property used either in trade or business, or held for investment, from real estate (i.e., tangible and development rights) to intangible assets (i.e., PSA); transactions include deferred forward and reverse exchanges
  • Advises on regulatory requirements that affect real estate transactions, from capital reserve requirements to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
  • Regularly provides counsel to his clients on confidentiality agreements, joint ventures (JV), development agreements, entity selection, licensing, organizational structuring, non-disclosure agreements, ownership, and securities
  • Prepares formations

Education

  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, AMDP (2022)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, Taxation (2003)
  • University of Miami School of Law, LLM, Real Property Development (2000)
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, JD, cum laude, senior honors (1999)
  • Illinois College, BA, summa cum laude (1996)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Tax Court

Practice Areas

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  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR)
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