Jean “John” F. Hotte

Jean “John” F. Hotte
954-761-3454 ext 107

Jean “John” F. Hotte is a Partner of Krinzman Huss Lubetsky Feldman & Hotte, and leads the Real Estate and Banking Practice Group for the firm. Throughout his legal career of over 29 years, he has continuously been involved in representing and assisting commercial developers in the formation of corporate structures, acquisitions, development, site plan approvals and selling of shopping centers, vacant land, office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, duplexes and ground leases.  He is also involved in commercial and residential lease negotiations, build-outs, lease renewals, loan negotiations, loan work out and third party financing.  His experience in commercial transactions have allowed him to represent clients throughout the State of Florida. He is general counsel for several commercial real estate developers currently involved in the development and sale of Aldi and Walgreen projects,  in addition to representing clients in  landlord tenant litigation, ADA public accommodation defense and work outs. 

Mr. Hotte also represents local, out of state and foreign homeowners wishing to purchase properties throughout the State of Florida.  These properties include vacant lots, condominium units and single-family homes.  He is an authorized agent for nearly all of the nation’s largest title companies. Mr. Hotte also oversees the firm’s title, escrow and closing services through its title and escrow company, Grande Title & Escrow, LLC. Through Grande Title & Escrow, Mr. Hotte has performed real estate closings for buyers, sellers, commercial tenants, franchisees and mortgage lenders and has issued title insurance policies for properties throughout Florida.  

His vast expertise in commercial and residential real estate enables him to represent most title insurance underwriters in litigating and resolving complex real estate related title issues throughout the State of Florida. Most recently Mr. Hotte represented a client in the financing and acquisition of an $80 Million dollar commercial towers and represented a client in financing and development of a $65 Million dollar apartment development project and 15 million redevelopment of a marina and restaurant complex. 

Mr. Hotte is Martindale-Hubbell "AV Peer Review Rated,” a member of the Real Property and Landlord Tenant Law Section of the Florida Bar, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Broward County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Broward Attorney Real Estate Council and the Florida Bar.

Born in Montreal, he is fluent in French. In 1976, his family moved to Fort Lauderdale to begin the Florida development arm of the family commercial real estate business, which originated in Canada. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College, he went on to obtain a law degree from Nova University and became a member of the Florida Bar (1992). He remains involved in the operation of the family real estate company in the development of properties throughout the State of Florida.