Overview
Alexa Guevara
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Experience

Alexa has experience representing: (a) private and institutional lenders in workout negotiations and forbearance arrangements, loan purchase and sale transactions, and mezzanine and permanent financing transactions for the acquisition, construction, development and refinancing of real estate projects; (b) developers of commercial, residential, retail and equestrian projects in financing, leasing, sale/leaseback, acquisition, workout and development transactions, including drafting property owner association documents, declarations of covenants, restrictions and easements, negotiating agreements with governmental authorities, and addressing construction lien law, ILSA, and land use issues; (c) property owners, contractors and sub-contractors in various construction and related service agreements and Florida Construction Lien Law Compliance and disputes; (d) the negotiations of equestrian and other agricultural clients in addressing development, permitting and agricultural classification eligibility issues, as well as the formation of a polo club. Alexa also has represented developers and non-profit organizations in projects financed with historic and new market tax credits.

Alexa earned a J.D. from the University of Florida in 2002 and received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. She attended the University of Puerto Rico's summer program in Barcelona, Spain in 2000.

Representative Cases/Matters

  • Represented chief restructuring officer in bankruptcy proceeding who was charged with disposing of Kentucky Fried Chicken stores in various states
  • Represented owner of shopping center on development issues relating to leasing of outparcel to Walgreens
  • Represented receiver of a hotel, resort, and spa to address various development, contract, and other issues arising in connection with the management and operation of the project
  • Represented institutional lender by analyzing title for real property and air rights securing financing for the Flats Project in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Represented private company in its negotiation with a local municipality and the drafting of the donation agreement for a rail spur project in Kimball, Nebraska
  • Represented developer of apartment complexes in negotiating workout and forbearance arrangements and drafting various motions and other pleadings in the subsequent foreclosure defense proceedings relating to various projects throughout the State of Florida
  • Represented a developer in its acquisition and development of a 2,000 acre tract of land for an equestrian-themed community
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition and development of a 70-acre tract into an equestrian center
  • Represented a private lender in the workout, foreclosure, and bankruptcy proceeding of a 70-unit condominium project, including issues relating to ILSA, AIA Construction Contracts, and Florida Construction Lien Law issues
  • Represented a commercial client in the sale/leaseback and refinancing of a plastic manufacturing property
  • Represented commercial retail developer in the proposed acquisition of adjoining retail parcels by addressing permitting and development issues which included issues relating to developments of regional impact (DRI)
  • Represented sugar refining client in its application for the vacation of certain plats covering hundreds of acres in connection with its proposed development of an inland port
  • Represented a developer in its donation and development of a 2,000 acre public works facility which will provide storm water detention and treatment facilities
  • Represented developer in negotiations for the development of an inland port
  • Represented an international wireless company in restructuring its debt and financing its working capital needs
  • Represented a non-profit college in utilizing tax credits to finance a solar project
  • Represented a non-profit university in utilizing tax credits to finance the rehabilitation of a residence hall
  • Represented a non-profit college in utilizing tax credits to finance the construction of a mixed use development consisting of a hotel, administrative offices, and retail center
  • Represented a developer in utilizing tax credits to finance the renovation and conversion of a historic building for mixed use
  • Represented polo club in the sale of approximately 100 acres
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in various leasing and sale transactions
Credentials

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Admissions - State

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Florida
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Notre Dame

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2009)

Professional Membership

  • Member of McDonald Hopkins' Associate Professional Development Committee
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