Herman R. Lipkis is a real estate and hospitality attorney in Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Lipkis focuses his practice on structured real estate finance, acquisitions, dispositions, hospitality transactions, commercial leasing and construction matters.

In addition, Mr. Lipkis represents national and foreign lenders, borrowers, real estate developers, owners and operators in various types of loan transactions, including acquisitions, bridge, CMBS, construction, project, mezzanine, SBA and syndications. He also handles purchase, development, sales, loan restructuring and lease transactions. Mr. Lipkis' experience includes negotiating and documenting complex commercial loan facilities and construction loans, portfolio acquisitions and sales, office, retail and ground leases, and workouts and foreclosures. Mr. Lipkis also has experience with sophisticated hospitality transactions, including hotel acquisitions and dispositions, hotel management agreements, and bar, restaurant and spa agreements.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lipkis worked in the New York office of an international law firm. During law school, Mr. Lipkis was a member of the Cardozo Law Review and was involved with Cardozo's Holocaust Claims Restitution Clinic.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Columbia University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • AIPAC, Real Estate Division
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Broward Chapter
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XXV
  • Glass Leadership Fellow, Anti-Defamation League
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew


Speaking Engagements