• Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
      • Rutgers University, B.A.

    Bar Admissions

      • Florida
      • New York


Melanie J. Brill has been practicing commercial real estate law for over 25 years and handles all types of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. She represents developers, investors, lenders and users of commercial real estate in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use projects, resort properties and single-occupancy structures.

Melanie has extensive experience in the area of retail development and shopping center law. Having negotiated and drafted numerous purchase and sale agreements, financing documents, and leases (shopping centers, malls, retail, build-to-suit and ground leases) for some of the most prestigious shopping centers in the country, she has a deep understanding of the acquisition, disposition, development and leasing issues. Melanie has also drafted and negotiated a multitude of reciprocal easement agreements, operating agreements and developer agreements, and provides clients entering into these types of transactions with a firm understanding of the standards and customs associated with obtaining maximum benefits and protections.

Prior to Melanie joining the firm, she worked as Legal Content Manager for a major publishing company in which she developed, drafted and edited legal practice guides and materials for the Florida real estate module.


  • Melanie formerly served as Legal Counsel of the Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton CREW Network from 2016-2017.