About Michele Haft Hudson
Michele Haft Hudson, of counsel with Meland Russin & Budwick, focuses her practice on commercial real estate and complex transactions.
Ms. Haft Hudson has almost 30 years of experience representing developers, borrowers, lenders, retailers, restauranteurs, sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, investors and brokers engaged in all types of real estate transactions, as well as transactions not involving real estate.
Ms. Haft Hudson has represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions involving space located in lifestyle centers, strip shopping centers, outparcels, malls, office buildings, office parks, industrial parks, warehouses and ground leases. She has represented shopping center developers in the development, construction, financing, leasing, sales and operation of centers occupied by Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Kroger, Home Depot, Costco, Kohl’s, Publix, Office Depot, Staples, Walgreens, CVS and other national, credit retailers. She also has represented retailers leasing space during periods of explosive nationwide growth, opening stores in strip shopping centers, lifestyle centers, freestanding facilities and enclosed regional malls.
Ms. Haft Hudson has been counsel to national and local lenders making mortgage loans, asset-based loans, construction loans, permanent loans and lines of credit, as well as hedge funds making “hard money” loans.
She has represented various parties in the acquisition, development, financing, and sale of industrial, mixed-use, retail and commercial projects including apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouses. She has represented residential developers in acquisition of land for development, condominium formation, acquisition and construction loan closings, and ultimately in sales of units.
As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Ms. Haft Hudson has mediated civil and regulatory disputes, including mortgage foreclosures and hazard insurance claims.
She is co-author of several books published by Thomson Reuters: Venture Capital and Small Business Financings; Analysis of Key SEC No-Action Letters and Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations; Liability of Attorneys and Accountants for Securities Transactions; and Due Diligence–Periodic Reports and Securities Offerings.