Roberto F. Fleitas IIIManaging Attorney
Roberto F. Fleitas III has over fifteen (15) years of legal experience in Business Transactions, Real Estate Law and Finance. Mr. Fleitas' representative clients include real estate developers, financial institutions, REITs, private equity and opportunity fund investors, multinational corporations, local businesses and high net worth individuals. Mr. Fleitas' extensive transactional practice includes: complex real estate transactions, mezzanine financing, joint venture investments, structuring of partnerships and limited liability companies, commercial lending/real estate finance transactions, asset based lending, syndications, co-lending arrangements, special asset restructuring, disposition of distressed real estate assets, as well as troubled loan workouts.
Mr. Fleitas has extensive experience in closing Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans, specifically SBA 504 and 7(a) loans, and has taken the SBA-approved training courses (504 Loan Closing Course and 504 Loan Closing Update Course) that are required for SBA Designated Attorneys.
Mr. Fleitas has written on numerous real estate topics and is one of a select few Florida attorneys that are Board Certified in Real Estate Law. Less than one-half of one percent (0.50%) of Florida attorneys are board certified in this area of law. Board certified lawyers have met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Certified lawyers’ experience and competency have been rigorously evaluated, and they are the only Florida lawyers allowed to refer to themselves as “specialists” or “experts” in their field.
Mr. Fleitas attended the University of Miami where he received his B.A. degree. He went on to attend Stetson University College of Law where he attained his J.D. degree, and jointly enrolled in the School of Business Administration where he attained his M.B.A. degree. Thereafter, Mr. Fleitas returned to Stetson University College of Law and received his LL.M. degree.
Mr. Fleitas is admitted to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C. and Colorado. He is also a member of the Miami-Dade County and Cuban American Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He is a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Fleitas has served on the Florida Bar’s Real Estate Board Certification Committee both as Vice Chair (2018-2019) and Chair (2019-2020). He was recently appointed by the Board of Governors to serve on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee. Furthermore, Mr. Fleitas is involved with a number of civic and philanthropic organizations in Miami-Dade County.
LL.M., Stetson University College of Law
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
M.B.A., Stetson University
B.A., University of Miami
District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)
Cuban American Bar Association
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Florida Bar Real Estate Board Certification Committee
Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Court of International Trade
United States Tax Court
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Finance
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Acquisition
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Disposition
Commercial, Residential, Retail, Office, Industrial, Restaurant and Shopping Center Leasing and Strategy
Workouts and Asset Repositioning
Entity Formation and Document Drafting
Limited Liability Companies, Corporations and Partnerships
Mergers and acquisitions
SBA 504 Document Preparation and Closing Services
7(a) Document Preparation and Closing Services
Real Estate Law
The "Jury" System of The People's Republic of China, St. Pete Bar Journal, (May 2005).
Let the Buyer Be…“Aware?”, The Bulletin, Dade County Bar Journal, (May 2010).
"Commercial Real Estate Transactions", April 5, 2017, Legal News and Review
"Board Certification Real Estate Law", July 2020, Florida Bar Real Estate Certification Review Course
"Documenting, Closing and Servicing SBA 7(a) and 504 Loans", September 2021, Strafford Publishing