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Focus Areas:

Banking and Institutional Lending
Corporate and Securities
Real Estate

Practice Areas:

Banking and Institutional Lending
Real Estate

Industries Served:

Real Estate

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1985


Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont, 1985
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982
B.A., Economics


The Florida Bar

Diane Karst Esq.

Of Counsel
Boca Raton   

Ms. Diane Karst is Of Counsel in the Boca Raton office of Broad and Cassel. She is a member of the Firm's Real Estate and Banking and Institutional Lending Practice Groups.

  • Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Ms. Karst maintained an active corporate and real estate law practice.
  • Ms. Karst has extensive commercial real estate law experience including acquisition, leasing development, operations and finance, office and retail space leasing, construction lien law, title insurance, survey, contract preparation and negotiation, municipal and county relations, due diligence review, restrictive covenants, and financing.
  • Throughout her practice, Ms. Karst has represented real estate developers, owners and lenders in a variety of projects. These projects have included hotels, residential subdivision developments, office buildings, shopping centers, and condominiums.
  • Her broad based corporate law experience includes corporate financing, equipment leasing and financing, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset sales and purchases, formations, contract preparation and negotiation and due diligence review.
  • Ms. Karst has assisted clients with general corporate advice regarding shareholders agreements, the formation of limited liability companies, and buy-sell agreements.
  • Ms. Karst is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics
Ms. Karst has been actively involved with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Broward and the Broward Economic Development Council. She has also volunteered her time to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County and the Project for Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

Honors and Awards

  • Achieved an AV Preeminent®-rating with Martindale-Hubbell