About William S. Kramer

William S. Kramer is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate lawyer, specializing in both real estate law and business/corporate law. With more than 40 years of experience, he represents banks and other lenders, investors, developers, builders, buyers and sellers, and landlords and tenants in a wide range of complex real estate matters in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. He also serves as outside counsel to large and small closely held businesses and health care practices. He represents investors, buyers, sellers, owners and employees in corporate and business transactions, formations and disputes, including medical and dental practices, and employment disputes.

Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice law in Florida and previously chaired the Florida Bar’s Real Estate Certification Committee. He has also previously served as chair of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, the Florida Bar’s Boca Raton Area Grievance Committee, the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Liaison Committee with CPAs, and the City of Parkland Code Enforcement Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Council and previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors for SOS Children’s Villages in Broward County. He lectures at professional conferences and seminars on topics pertaining to corporate/business and real estate law.

AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Kramer has been named “2018 Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, has been repeatedly named a “Top Lawyer” in South Florida by South Florida Legal Guide, named a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and recognized as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine.

Mr. Kramer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Florida. After graduating, he passed the CPA exam the same year, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court team.

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Accomplishments

AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2021

“Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate – Fort Lauderdale,” Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2018

Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001-2019

Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017-2021

Distinguished Attorneys, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016

Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2008, 2012

Publications and Presented Materials

Speaker, “Formulating Test Questions,” Annual Area Committee & Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) Forum at the Annual Florida Bar Convention, Boca Raton, Fla., June 22, 2017

“Seller Financing Pitfalls under Dodd-Frank and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, March 5, 2015

Panelist, “An Insider’s Look at South Florida’s Biggest Deals,” Daily Business Review’s South Florida Commercial Real Estate Lending Conference, Miami, Fla., October 31, 2014

“Today’s Lending Conditions Make Owning Medical Space an Attractive Option,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, March 28, 2013

“Is it Time to Start Considering 1031 Exchanges?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, October 16, 2012

Professional Associations

The Florida Bar, Real Estate Certification Committee, Chair

Palm Beach County Bar Association

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Community Engagement

SOS Children’s Villages Florida, Board of Directors, Former Chair

Certification

Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate

Admissions

Florida

Education

University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1977

Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1980