Christian S. Bruno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Miami, FL

Cozen O'Connor
 | Southeast Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3000
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-677-0202
Fax: 305-720-2172
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Banking (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Cozen O’Connor, Christian S. Bruno works with private equity funds, investors, landlords and a number of other clients in Miami, Florida. His practice focuses on real estate, business and banking matters, and his services include offering legal representation and general counsel.

Casting a wide net around commercial and real estate issues, Mr. Bruno has guided clients through acquisitions, contract negotiations and financing deals. His experience includes serving as an attorney for a foreign investor group interested in purchasing a historic hotel in Miami Beach. He also advised the owner of a well-known Miami theme park through its restructuring.

Property development is a chief concern for many of the people Mr. Bruno represents. He has overseen transactions involving restaurants, mixed-use properties, medical facilities, apartments, shopping centers, high-end residential homes and industrial complexes. Each case or contract presents an opportunity for Mr. Bruno to counsel a client on the specific laws or codes that dictate how the project should be handled.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Bruno collaborates with people from a wide range of backgrounds. He understands that the cases he handles often involve multiple legal aspects, such as land use, taxes, environmental concerns, zoning and corporate law. Using the resources at his disposal and a network of trusted colleagues, Mr. Bruno completes a comprehensive strategy for clients.

Mr. Bruno is admitted to practice in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2000. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1996.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (70%)

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations

Banking (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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About Christian Bruno

Admitted: 2000, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hispanic Bar Association, 2015
  • New York, 2009
  • State of NY Bar Association, 2009
  • Florida, 2008
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2000
  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association


  • Act as Florida counsel to REIT-controlled borrower in $950MM mortgage/mezzanine refinance of national hotel portfolio.
  • Act as Lender's Florida counsel for issuance of greater Orlando Hilton Hotel construction loan.
  • Represent Northwestern Mutual-Miami in negotiation of Miami headquarters office lease.  
  • Represent real estate investment funds in structure, formation and acquisition of distressed Florida real estate properties and commercial properties in Mexico.
  • Represented California based law firm in negotiation of lease for New York City office in The Chrysler Building.
  • Represent joint venture in $60MM mortgage refinance of 30-acre commercial/residential park in Orlando, FL
  • Represent institutional joint-venture partner in purchase of $200MM newly constructed mixed-use office, retail and hospital facility
  • Represent lender in $110MM bankruptcy financing to publicly-held communications company secured by mortgages in 12 U.S. states
  • Represent world-renowned auction house in purchase of Manhattan headquarters and assumption of $265MM securitized mortgage loan
  • Represent investor purchaser in $1.9MM acquisition of retail Southwest Florida property leased to leading U.S. coffee shop company.
  • Represent investor group in portfolio purchase of single-tenant dollar store properties throughout Florida and Texas.
  • Represent preferred equity investor in $7MM acquisition of South Florida shopping center.
  • Act as Florida local counsel to purchaser of distressed Miami Beach multifamily apartment building.
  • Represent luxury clothing tenant in $20MM NYC Madison Avenue commercial retail lease with build-out.
  • Act as Florida local counsel to REIT-controlled borrower in modification of $800MM mortgage loan and issuance of Florida opinion letter.
  • Represent assisted living facility fund in structure, formation and private placement funding as well as acquisition of underlying real estate facility sites across the U.S.
  • Represent foreign national investor group in structure and purchase of U.S. commercial property portfolio.
  • Act as Florida local counsel to hotel owner/operator in $130MM mortgage/mezzanine loan and issuance of Florida opinion letter.

Representative Clients:

  • Local Florida Counsel, Lenders, $380 Million Hotel Refinancing
  • $200 Million Mixed-use Office, Retail and Hospital Facility
  • Tenant, $20 Million Commercial Leasing Transaction, New York City
  • Northwestern Mutual-Miami

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A., 1996

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate & Corporate
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Office Location for Christian S. Bruno

Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3000
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-677-0202

Fax: 305-720-2172

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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