Faculty & Leadership - Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development


Tom NealonThomas F. Nealon is the Director for the Real Property Development LL.M. Program and has taught in the RPD Program since 1996. Nealon was Vice Chairman and Director of Legal Affairs for LNR Partners, LLC, the largest special servicer in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) industry. He joined LNR’s predecessor in 1992 and was instrumental in shaping the direction of LNR and cementing its position as an industry leader.

The Real Property Development LL.M. also has an Advisory Board composed of some of the most distinguished leaders in the industry, including law practice, finance, development, brokerage, architecture, banking, insurance, and marketing.

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Developer in Residence

 The Developer in Residence Program (DIR)  includes active involvement of one or more real estate developers who are able to complement the theoretical law, learned in the program with "real world" application to legal concepts.

Antonio Prado

Developer in Residence, Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development


Antonio "Tony" Prado is an experienced developer with over three decades of active involvement in every facet of real estate development. Mr. Prado was a principal of The Hamilton Group, and oversaw the financing and development of over 600 residential units and numerous commercial projects. He is currently a principal of Hamilton...


The faculty and leadership of the Real Property Development program is among the most respected in legal education. In addition to full-time faculty, prominent authorities and practitioners teach the graduate curriculum as adjunct professors.

The adjunct faculty includes scholars in their respective fields, as well as deans and former deans, partners and managing partners of prominent law firms, and general counsels of major real estate companies from across the U.S.

Brian S. Adler



(305) 374-7593
Brian S. Adler works in the Land Use & Government Relations Group at Bilzin Sumberg. His experience includes representing developers and contractors in the permitting, platting, zoning, comprehensive planning and development processes, from application inception to representation at hearing. Adler works on numerous developments of...

Ross Altman



Ross J. Altman is a member in Dykema's Chicago office and leads the Firm's Construction Law practice. He focuses his practice on matters pertaining to design, engineering, procurement and construction. He represents owners, contractors, design professionals, lenders and others in matters ranging from drafting and negotiation...

Suzanne Marie Amaducci



(305) 284-3088
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg and Real Estate Practice Group Leader. She has extensive experience in handling all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions, including acquisitions, mixed-use development, leasing, public private partnerships, commercial mortgage backed securities, and...

Ralph Bruce Bekkevold, ESQ



(305) 284-3978
Ralph Bekkevold has been a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. in Miami since 2004. Prior to entering the legal profession, Bekkevold served as vice president of corporate banking with a major national bank. Bekkevold's practice areas include real estate, finance, banking and general corporate transactions. In addition...

Charles C Bohl



(305) 284-4019
Charles C. Bohl is a Professor and the founding Director of the Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program (MRED+U). In his role as MRED+U Director, he has established a model for interdisciplinary graduate education involving courses, competitions, conferences, travel study and research initiatives. Dr. Bohl courses have drawn...

Joni Armstrong Coffey



(305) 968-8685
Joni Armstrong Coffey is a Partner at Akerman and has extensive experience in a full range of local government law issues, with particular legal expertise in land use law. She teaches in Miami Law's Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development. She focuses her practice on helping clients...

John Halula



(305) 284-3396
John Halula is a Partner at the Miami office of Holland & Knight and chairs its Real Estate Practice Group. He has 20 years of experience in the areas of real estate and finance representing lenders, developers, purchasers and sellers of real estate. He has significant experience representing lenders in syndicated...

Thomas F Nealon, III

Director and Adjunct Faculty, Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development


(305) 284-3111
Thomas F. Nealon III is the Director for the Real Property Development LL.M. Program. He has taught in the RPD Program since 1996, and he currently teaches "Securitization of Commercial Real Estate" and "Distressed Property Workouts." Nealon was Vice Chairman and Director of Legal Affairs for LNR Partners, LLC, the largest...

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