Dominic “Nico” A. Romano is a partner of Spiritus Law where he leads the firm’s Real Estate practice. He focuses his practice on the laws governing business and transactional matters, including real estate, financial services, infrastructure & development, hospitality, and public/private partnerships. He also handles alcohol beverage matters.
Prior to joining Spiritus Law, Mr. Romano was a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with more than 20 years in real estate transactions, negotiations, and processes for multi-family and retail properties. His unique client portfolio of several restaurants allows him a competitive advantage in the industry, providing insight into the needs and desires of both landlords and tenants to facilitate mutually beneficial deals and accelerate transactions. Mr. Romano’s experience includes advising real estate investors, facilitating the deal-making process, and drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements. He also coordinates the closing of property deals, leases, evictions, and more.
Previously, he was the Deputy Vice President of an infused beverage company where he was responsible for directing, planning, and controlling all financial and administrative operations. Simultaneously, he served as an attorney in private practice, pioneering efforts in corporate transactions, new business formation, real estate transactions, landlord-tenant, collections, and litigation. He identified risks along with proposed alternative structures to reduce risks involved in prospective transactions, managed day-to-day operations of two apartment buildings consisting of 45 units, and attended to all legal matters, including leases and evictions.
Mr. Romano was admitted to practice in Florida in 2006 and the District of Columbia in 2007. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. In 2019, he became a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate. Mr. Romano received a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and a minor in Economics from the University of Florida.