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Matthew I. Kramer


For over 15 years, Matt Kramer has focused on corporate and transactional work, including real estate workouts, both in and out of court. Prior to joining Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, Matt was Assistant General Counsel of LNR Partners, LLC, the world's largest commercial mortgage special servicer, where he oversaw the servicing of defaulted loans and real estate owned properties throughout the country.

He has represented lenders, bondholder committees, unsecured creditor committees, trustees and debtors, and has handled matters in Florida, New York, Delaware, Michigan and Ohio.


Binghamton University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1995

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Representative Experience

Former in-house counsel at LNR Partners, LLC, the country's largest volume CMBS special servicer.  Continue to represent the special servicer in a number of real estate matters across the country. 

Represents clients on the purchase and sale of properties with a particular focus on distressed acquisitions.

Represents landlords throughout the country in Chapter 11 retail bankruptcy cases. 

Represents clients in commercial foreclosure matters across the State of Florida.

Represents clients on leasing matters.

Represents real estate start-up entities on corporate formation issues.

Represented developer on $24MM construction loan.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association Commercial Real Estate Committee

American Bar Association Leasing Committee

Dade Real Estate Investors Association

Florida Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (“RPPTL”)

International Council of Shopping Centers

RPPTL Commercial Real Estate Committee

RPPTL Title Issues and Standards Committee

News & Publications

"Hurricane Irma: Now What Do We Do? Dealing With the Legal Issues," webinar, The Florida Bar, October 2017.

“Is the Recording of a Real Property Security Instrument Required Under the Preference Statute?” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, August 2009.

The Prominence of the New Single Asset Real Estate Case and its Impact on a Residential Real Estate Recovery,” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2008

"Troubled Lenders Pose Fraudulent Transfer Risks to Distressed Debt Purchasers and Those Seeking Debt Forgiveness,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2008