Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

Renée J. Maxey Of Counsel

Renée J. Maxey is an Of Counsel member of the firm and represents clients in commercial real estate matters, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and company law.
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Direct Line 904-421-4744

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Phone 904-357-3660
Fax 904-357-3662


  • Undergraduate East Carolina University
  • Law Florida Coastal School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in South Carolina


Ms. Maxey is an experienced real estate and business law attorney assisting clients with property and asset acquisition and disposition, land development, construction, financing, leasing, entity formation and matters of corporate and company law. She has represented lenders and borrowers and buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance transactions, including syndicated loans, securitized lending, and construction and project based financing. 

She has managed complex like-kind (1031) transactions, including reverse-parked and forward-parked transactions and is knowledgeable in matters of title, including covenants, restrictions, easements, and declarations.

Representative clients include national, regional and local banks, real estate developers and owners of multifamily properties, retail centers, restaurants, office buildings, warehousing and storage facilities, and mixed use developments as well as local and family-owned businesses.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate and Development
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Company Law


  • Best In-House Property Acquisition Legal Counsel, South Carolina Legal Elite Awards (2017)
  • Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer, Florida Trend Magazine (2014)
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 & 2014)
  • 40 Under 40, Jacksonville Business Journal (2013)

Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar (Real Estate & Business Law Sections)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Alumni Board of Directors, President (2015-2017)
  • CREW