Louis Archambault

Louis Archambault

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (305) 428-4510
Fax: (305) 397-2398

Primary Office

Miami
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600
Miami, FL 33131

Louis Archambault

Partner

Louis Archambault represents foreign and domestic buyers, sellers, developers, investors and lenders throughout the United States in real estate transactions, particularly in the South Florida market. Drawing on 20 years of experience as a real estate attorney, Louis assists these clients with an array of deals, including  acquisitions, sales, and financings involving residential, commercial and industrial properties. He particularly represents parties in development and redevelopment projects, including those involving condominiums, distressed properties, and opportunity zones and related opportunity funding. His condominium practice includes drafting and advising on condo projects or conversions. Louis also assists with commercial leasing and land use and zoning issues.

The depth of Louis' understanding of issues affecting the real estate industry is reflected in his certification by the Florida Bar as having special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the area of real estate law. Louis has also served as an expert witness in court cases involving condominium document drafting and real estate closing procedures.

Louis has a deep interest in the impact of technology on the real estate industry, particularly for developers and other industry players. He started a study group within the Firm on these issues and regularly speaks about this topic to real estate industry groups. Among these topics are the role of technology in disrupting construction, development and operations and the roles driverless (ACES) technology, 3D printing, BIM (Building Information Modeling), IoT/Blockchain/smart cities and advancements in building materials have on the real estate industry.

Experience

Select representations include:

  • A bank negotiating a revolving construction credit facility to support the borrower's construction of multiple national fast food chain restaurant locations. Each restaurant, when constructed, would be spun off into its own individual mortgage financing, which added to the complexity of the transaction.
  • A development group in its purchase and lease back of a university campus.
  • A development group in its acquisition of waterfront parcels and submerged lands from an owner still operating a business on adjacent property. The transaction also involved negotiating and drafting a declaration of covenants, transferrable development rights, shared access easements and other terms related to the abutment of the properties for the eventual development of the purchased property.
  • An industrial REIT in negotiating and drafting an extended ground lease with a municipality for multi-parcel industrial development adjacent to the municipality's executive airport. 
  • A development company in the establishment of a residential apartment complex as a condominium, to accommodate the sale of space for retail tenants. The work included drafting a declaration of covenants and other condo-related documents.
  • Condominium project developers in drafting amendments and other condo-related documents for three major residential projects.
  • An independent day school in its anticipated expansion, including amending the ground lease for its campus and negotiating financing for the expansion. 

Thought Leadership

February 25, 2016
The Targeting Order: What It Is, Isn’t, and What It Means To You
February 11, 2016
New Mortgage Rules Force Everyone Onto Same Page Earlier

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Received Board Certification in Real Estate by the Florida Bar

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Rated 10.0 lawyer by Avvo.com

Named to the Top Lawyers list by South Florida Legal Guide (2014-2016)

Named a Rising Star by the Florida Super Lawyers list for Real Estate, Business and Corporate Law (2010, 2012)

Named to the "Top Up & Comer" list by South Florida Legal Guide (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

Memberships and Affiliations

Florida Bar and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section - Planned Unit Development, Commercial Real Estate and Real Property Finance and Lending Committees

SIOR, Florida Chapter, affiliate member/legal advisor to the Board of Directors

CCIM Miami-Dade/Monroe County, Florida Chapter, affiliate member/director/ legal advisor to the Board of Directors

Florida Lawyers Network; Coral Gables Chapter

Italy America Chamber of Commerce

Association of Young Real Estate Professionals (AYREP), former vice president and founding member

Florida-Quebec Chamber of Commerce, former member

Education

J.D., University of Miami, 1998

  • cum laude
  • Member, Business Law Review

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1995

  • with Distinction

Bar Admissions

Florida

Louis Archambault represents foreign and domestic buyers, sellers, developers, investors and lenders throughout the United States in real estate transactions, particularly in the South Florida market. Drawing on 20 years of experience as a real estate attorney, Louis assists these clients with an array of deals, including  acquisitions, sales, and financings involving residential, commercial and industrial properties. He particularly represents parties in development and redevelopment projects, including those involving condominiums, distressed properties, and opportunity zones and related opportunity funding. His condominium practice includes drafting and advising on condo projects or conversions. Louis also assists with commercial leasing and land use and zoning issues.

The depth of Louis' understanding of issues affecting the real estate industry is reflected in his certification by the Florida Bar as having special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the area of real estate law. Louis has also served as an expert witness in court cases involving condominium document drafting and real estate closing procedures.

Louis has a deep interest in the impact of technology on the real estate industry, particularly for developers and other industry players. He started a study group within the Firm on these issues and regularly speaks about this topic to real estate industry groups. Among these topics are the role of technology in disrupting construction, development and operations and the roles driverless (ACES) technology, 3D printing, BIM (Building Information Modeling), IoT/Blockchain/smart cities and advancements in building materials have on the real estate industry.