Firms managing partner named heavy hitter in South Florida real estate for second consecutive year by South Florida Business Journal

If a company is known by the clients it serves and keeps, the boutique law firm led by Thomas Angelo is famous. The three largest domestic financial institutions – Bank of America, Wachovia, and Citibank- all trust his firm with closing their financial transactions. Last year, Angelo closed a $208 million Bank of America syndicated construction loan to the Related Cos., financing a 1,000-unit high-rise Miami condominium project.

He and his team also represent a host of real estate developers and major lenders throughout the region. They close a $116 million transaction that involved the Lehman Brothers and Corus Bank for the Peninsula, a 234-unit luxury condominium development by American Land Ventures on Jacksonville’s St. Johns River.

It’s not all money, deals and land for Angelo. He also has his eye on the stars as third-term board chairman for the Museum of Discovery and Science.