William S. KramerPartner
Real Estate, Corporate Law
- Fort Lauderdale
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.
AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2022
– “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, 2022
Top Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, 2022
Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
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
The Florida Bar, Real Estate Certification Committee, Chair
Palm Beach County Bar Association
South Palm Beach County Bar Association
SOS Children’s Villages Florida, Board of Directors, Former Chair
Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate (1995-Present)
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1977
Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1980