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Patchen Law’s Profile As Seen In 2014 South Florida Legal Guide; Of Counsel, Brian P. Patchen Named Top Lawyer

S.Fla.LeglGuideProfile_2014Patchen Law, P.A. proudly appears in the Professional Profiles section of the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide of Top Lawyers (on page 130). Of Counsel, Brian P. Patchen (Law Office of Brian P. Patchen, P.A.) was named to the South Florida Legal Guide’s 2014 list of Top Lawyers in two categories: Civil Litigation (page 91) and Real Estate – Eminent Domain (page 105). Mr. Patchen has been named a Top Lawyer in Real Estate – Eminent Domain in the South Florida Legal Guide consecutively since 2006. A complete electronic version of the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide can be found by clicking here.


Mr. Patchen has devoted his entire career to eminent domain, representing landowners and business owners throughout the State of Florida. He has handled hundreds of cases involving every aspect of eminent domain for over 30 years. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, admitted in New York and Michigan as well as Florida. He is past Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee and has been a contributing author to to the Florida Bar’s Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, currently the chapter on Compensation. Mr. Patchen has also lectured on eminent domain at various CLE conferences, including the conference of Florida Circuit Court Judges.

Today, Mr. Patchen continues to practice in eminent domain out of his Miami Lakes office, which he shares with his daughter Heather A. Patchen of Patchen Law, P.A. Following in her father’s footsteps, Heather focuses her practice in eminent domain and works tirelessly to ensure that her clients’ property investments are well protected. In addition to her work in eminent domain, Heather’s practice involves both litigation and transaction work in a wide array of property related matters including landlord/tenant claims, first party property claims, and serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in foreclosure proceedings, as well as conducting title closings and drafting various contracts related to property leases and purchase agreements.

International Pre-Construction Deal at Paraiso Bay Miami

Pariaso Bay Condo MiamiPatchen Law recently provided a Dubia client with contract review and interpretation for a multi-unit pre-construction real estate deal at Paraiso Bay Condominiums.

The latest vision from architects Arquitectonica and The Related Group, Paraiso Bay Miami, which is expected to be completed in 2018, will offer waterfront living in the heart of Miami with three towers rising 55 stories on a five acres bayfront site on 31st Street in the Miami Midtown neighborhood commonly referred to as Edgewater.  Owners will be able to choose from one, two and three bedroom flow-through apartments starting at around $525.00 per square foot.

Creating A Closing Experience

Happy clients post closing with Patchen Law, P.A.

Happy clients post closing with Patchen Law, P.A.

Most people think of a title closing experience as a pain in the rump…two hours of sitting in a room and signing a bunch of papers.  But the right title closing agent can change all of that.  Closing day should end with everyone smiling because every person sitting at the table walks away with something–the buyer gets a house, the seller gets the proceeds of the sale, the real estate agents get their commission and the title agent gets their fees as well.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

Providing great customer service is how you can make sure your clients walk away happy enough to come back and pass positive feedback along to others.  Making sure everything is organized so that the whole process runs smoothly is just one step to a successful closing.  Another is being able to handle the unexpected without anyone in the room taking notice.

Patchen Law had a special Halloween closing and the new home owners walked away all smiles!  They loved their gifts of chocolates and the housewarming bamboo plant I presented to them.

But what made the day even better was hearing my client tell me, “Heather I’ve done this before, but you made the whole process so smooth and we actually had fun too!”