Emerson M. Lotzia

Emerson M. Lotzia is a partner and real estate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice and its Energy; Health Care; and Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Teams. Mr. Lotzia represents lenders, developers and tenants in real estate financing, development and leasing matters. He also focuses on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Energy Performance, Energy Services and Managed Energy Services Agreements (ESA) and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legal issues and advises lenders, developers and operators of commercial facilities (continuing care retirement communities, retail, office and industrial facilities) on LEED, ESA and PACE structuring, financing, design, construction, operation, advertising and corporate disclosure matters. He has extensive experience in condominium law, federal and Florida land sales registrations and exemptions, community development districts and the representation of developers of golf course mixed use communities. He represents developers of regional and power shopping centers and has represented a national department store chain in leasing matters all over the country.

Mr. Lotzia is a State of Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and State of Florida Licensed Community Association Manager. The Real Estate Brokerage training and license allows Mr. Lotzia to assist clients with Florida and multistate broker/owner listing and engagement agreements such as a $800M multistate portfolio sale of apartments and fractured condominiums where he negotiated such an agreement with two national brokerage companies. His Community Association Manager training and license allows Mr. Lotzia to assist Developers of condominiums and homeowner associations with the association structure documents, association start-up activities, operation and turnover matters such as forensic accounting and turnover issues for a 700 unit development in Central Florida, association and community development district assessment delinquencies for a large scale master planned mixed use community in Northeast Florida and condominium amendment documents for a residential condominium conversion project in the City of Jacksonville which were filed with the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes.


Mr. Lotzia has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2005. Mr. Lotzia was also selected for inclusion in the 2006 and 2007 Florida Super Lawyer® lists and was recognized in 2011 by the Legal 500 for his work in real estate. He was selected as the recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for 2013 for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Additionally, he is recognized by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite™.

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Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate
Law School George Mason University School of Law
Admitted Year 1981
Education University of the South (B.A., 1976)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Florida
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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