2021 Real Estate Awards Honoree: Jason Vanslette
Jason Vanslette is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation and assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters. Jason is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive.
Favorite Quote: “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -Galileo Galilei
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister (born the same day), but we were conceived a month apart.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? The foreclosure and eviction moratoriums placed by both the State and Federal government due to the pandemic had monumental impacts on my practice and team. We were able to withstand the financial impacts by outsourcing our experience within the firm and diversifying our representation clientele externally. This was a complex initiative that took months to execute but ultimately saved our department and unified our team heading into the future.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Extending our client base both locally and nationally.
What inspired you to make Real Estate a career? South Florida is a unique location where real estate is always in high demand and increasing in value over time. Both the investment into local real estate and my career as a real estate lawyer has paid dividends due to the increasing demands from clients for attorneys who understand the local geographical characteristics and makeup of tri-county areas.
When in 2020 did you realize that something major was happening in South Florida Real Estate? We started receiving a mass amount of calls from landlords and investors regarding navigating the eviction moratoriums (and foreclosures). As values of properties began to rise, so did the tensions of landlords who wanted to sell their rental properties but could not due to tenant-holdovers or squatter situations.
Who was your most helpful mentor in the business? My father-in-law.