Gary Kauffman earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Syracuse University. Thereafter, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he earned his juris doctor degree and served on the Law Review.
Mr. Kauffman brings a depth and breadth of legal expertise accumulated during his more than 30 years of practicing law. He began his legal career in New York City with the international law firm Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn. In New York, he represented various motion pictures, including Oscar nominated films.
Mr. Kauffman’s practice encompasses both residential and commercial real estate, including title insurance, closings, escrow services, purchase agreements, loans and mortgages, leases, co-tenancy agreements, easement agreements and condominium developments. He represents sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, banks, lenders, borrowers, investors and developers in buying/selling homes, condos and commercial projects. Mr. Kauffman handles closings (including title work) for real estate purchases and mortgage refinancings; he also negotiates sophisticated real estate leases and subleases. Mr. Kauffman has also represented clients involved in large multi-family and/or office projects located throughout the country. He has played an integral role in many major developments including but not limited to the Courthouse Centre, Sabal Palm Plaza, Bank of Commerce Building, Regatta Village, Rosemary Square and 1500 State Street.
In addition, Mr. Kauffman represents clients in a multitude of transactional business matters, including but not limited to business purchases, corporate restructurings, stock transfers, partnership agreements, private offerings, and secured lending for many types of business. He focuses on contract drafting and negotiation (e.g., purchase contracts, partnership agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements and loan documentation), entity formation (corporations, LLCs, etc.), as well as escrow and closing services.
Mr. Kauffman also has experience representing foreign clients seeking to purchase a business in order to qualify for an E-2 visa.