FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN REAL ESTATE – MEMBER FL AND PA BAR
Cristofer A. Bennardo is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate. Mr. Bennardo is licensed to practice law in the states of Florida and Pennsylvania, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate, business and trusts and estates. Mr. Bennardo has been in practice since 1998. Mr. Bennardo’s real estate practice consists of past representative counsel in commercial and residential property transactions throughout the state of Florida on behalf of buyers, sellers, developers, lending institutions, area banks, brokers, contractors, and national investment funds. Mr. Bennardo’s transactional practice includes acquisitions and sales of every kind, from the two party residential purchase and sale, to the multi-purpose commercial transaction involving due diligence orchestration, zoning and land use matters, title clearance and resolution, as well as the coordination of related business sales and property development. Mr. Bennardo appears before local administrative agencies and government bodies on all matters relating to zoning and land use.
Mr. Bennardo’s business practice includes general counsel services for small to medium businesses in a wide array of matters. Mr. Bennardo routinely handles matters of company structuring, business succession planning, acquisitions, mergers and sales, leasing, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, and numerous other common commercial transactions.
Mr. Bennardo provides a full spectrum of personal estate planning services from the simple will to multi-trust plans. Personal planning is regularly evaluated in tandem with a client’s business succession strategy, providing the business owner with coordinated planning. He further directs the firm’s probate and estate practice, administering estates throughout the state of Florida.
Mr. Bennardo routinely lectures on matters of real estate and business. He serves on the Real Estate and Industry Liaison Committee of the Real Property and Probate Law Section of the Florida Bar, The Real Estate Council of Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Services, LLC and the Professional Advisory Committee of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, amongst other community involvements. Mr. Bennardo has been recognized as an “Up and Comer” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Bennardo is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court, Southern and Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Bennardo received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995, and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1998. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Janine, and two children, Alessa and Cristofer.