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Wendy L. Beck

Wendy L. Beck

Wendy Beck Wolansky concentrates her practice in the ad valorem taxation area, where her expertise is in representing property owners throughout the State of Florida before Value Adjustment Boards in administrative appeals challenging the valuation of commercial property including major office buildings, warehouses, apartment buildings, full residential and hotel condominium buildings, hotels, retail shopping centers, and regional malls, among others.

Her other area of practice has historically been working with the needs of developer clients and representing prominent South Florida real estate developers on complex commercial real estate acquisitions, financings, sales and work-outs.

Areas of Concentration

  • Ad Valorem Property Taxation
  • Complex real estate sales
  • Complex real estate acquisitions
  • Real estate financing and workouts

Significant Representation

Ad Valorem Taxation

  • Representation of mixed use condominium hotel project in Miami Beach in achieving reduction in assessed value in excess of $83 million.
  • Representation of major regional mall in Orlando in achieving reduction in assessed value in excess of $28 million.
  • Representation of major regional malls in Miami in achieving significant reductions annually.
  • Representation of major hotel owner in Bal Harbor in achieving a reduction in assessed value in excess of $51 million.
  • Representation of major downtown office building in achieving a $9 million reduction in assessed value.
  • Representation of industrial office complex in achieving reduction in assessed value in excess of $11 million.
  • Representation of Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties statewide and achieving savings of multiple millions of dollars annually.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Representation of developer in obtaining in excess of $500 million construction loan and mezzanine financing for condominium/condominium hotel project in Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Representation of developer in obtaining in excess of $100 million for acquisition loans for various developments in South Florida.
  • Representation of developers in refinancing and subsequent sale of major office buildings and shopping centers.
  • Representation of owners of leveraged distressed real estate in loan work-outs.

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D., with Honors, 1995.
  • University of Florida, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Criminology with concentration in Economics, 1992

Areas of Concentration

  • Ad Valorem Property Taxation
  • Complex real estate sales
  • Complex real estate acquisitions
  • Real estate financing and workouts