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561.483.7000
561.483.7321
rmacfarland@broadandcassel.com

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Focus Areas:

Public Finance and Capital Projects
Real Estate
Special Assets

Practice Areas:

Public Finance and Capital Projects
Real Estate
Special Assets

Industries Served:

Real Estate
Hospitality

Bar Membership:

New York, 1972
Florida, 1980

Courts:

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, New York, 1971
J.D., Juris Doctor

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York, 1968
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Affiliations:

Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise
Past President
New York State Bar Young Lawyers Section, 1980
Chairperson
New York State Bar, 1979
Vice Chairperson
The South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member

Richard B. MacFarland P.A.

Partner
Boca Raton   

Mr. Richard MacFarland is a Partner in the Boca Raton office of Broad and Cassel. He is the Chairman of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Firm’s Special Assets Practice Group and a member of the Public Finance and Capital Projects Practice Group.

  • His experience includes all aspects of real estate law. He has represented clients in major commercial transactions throughout Florida and the United States.
  • Mr. MacFarland has represented numerous country club developers in their acquisition, development, financing and sale of completed projects. His experience also includes all aspects of hotel and resort operations and country club management.
  • He has represented several national multi-family apartment developers in their acquisition, development, construction and sale of residential apartment communities throughout the United States. Mr. MacFarland has also represented major real estate lenders on all aspects of their Florida mortgage lending.
  • His clients include national real estate lenders, residential and commercial developers, shopping center owners and resort and country club owners and operators.
  • Mr. MacFarland was designated a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006-2010 and 2014-2017.
  • Mr. MacFarland was recognized in 2008-2017 by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White.
  • In 2013 and 2014, he was recognized in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the Real Estate category.
  • He was also named in the 2009 Legal 500 legal reference guide for his "excellent, high quality service" as the Firm's Real Estate Practice Chair.
  • Mr. MacFarland is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics
He supports the community through his work with Boca Raton Community Hospital, American Cancer Society, Hospice, Boca Raton Historical Society and United Way. He is the Past President of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise and is on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Foundation.

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers - Real Estate, 2013 and 2014 
  • Named in Legal 500 for his "excellent, high quality service"  
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for real estate law, 2008 - 2017 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2010, 2014 - 2017 
  • Achieved an AV Preeminent®-rating with Martindale-Hubbell 

Press Releases

Date

Press Release

6/20/2017

38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars

8/16/2016

45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year