Jennifer Bales Drake


Chair, Real Estate; Vice Chair, Public, Private Partnerships
Professional Experience

Jennifer Drake is Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group and Vice Chair of the P3 Practice Group.  In these roles she is responsible for managing the Firm’s real estate department and assists in the oversight of the P3 Group.

Jennifer’s practice focuses on commercial transactions which range from planned project development, including creation of condominiums, mixed used developments, townhome developments and single family developments, condominium conversions, public-private partnership transactions (P3), which includes representing municipalities, higher education institutions and private parties; real estate contract negotiation, mortgage and asset based financing for both financial institutions and borrowers, commercial leases, ground leases; preparation of joint venture agreements for real estate transactions, as well as real estate workouts and liquidation of real estate owned (REO) properties for financial institutions.

Jennifer has extensive real estate experience and has represented clients in many high profile projects throughout the state of Florida as well as nationally.  Jennifer is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest professional rating based on years of experience and endorsement by Florida lawyers in the areas of professional ability, ethics and conduct.