Deutch P.A., Jeffrey A.

“He knows how to protect us without getting in the way of the deal getting done.” – Chambers USA, 2015

Jeffrey A. Deutch is the Managing Partner of the Boca Raton office of Broad and Cassel and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He opened the Boca Raton office of the Firm and has been instrumental in building that office to its current size and stature.

Deutch’s area of focus is in negotiating and documenting real estate business transactions. He has significant experience with the financing of real estate through joint ventures and mortgage financing with institutional lenders and equity partners throughout the United States.

He has represented developers of apartment communities throughout the United States. Deutch has served as counsel to developers who have successfully developed, owned and operated in excess of 50,000 rental units.

“reasonable and knowledgeable” – Chambers USA, 2016

Deutch has served as counsel to developers, purchasers and sellers of all types of commercial properties. He has represented developers of “for-sale” residential communities within Florida, representing in excess of 4,000 units sold throughout South Florida.

Deutch has handled numerous substantial transactions during his 35 + year career at Broad and Cassel. His clients range from individual entrepreneurs to New York Stock Exchange companies. Deutch has served as counsel in transactions involving single properties to multi-property, multi-state transactions.

“a deal maker” – Chambers USA, 2016

An AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Deutch was recognized in the 2007-2017 editions of the top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America,” published by Woodward and White. In 2013 – 2017, he was recognized in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. He was also designated a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine for twelve consecutive years, and in 2008 and 2009 he was designated a “Florida Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine by his peers in Real Estate, an honor awarded to less than 2 percent of the Florida Bar. And in 2009 he was named in Legal 500, a legal reference guide, for his “superior intelligence and professionalism.”

“he solves problems but can protect you at the same time as solving the problem.” – Chambers USA, 2016

He was named a finalist for the 2012 Daily Business Review Top Dealmakers of the Year Award in the industrial real estate category.

“sharp and practical” – Chambers USA, 2017

Deutch is a past president of B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton and for several years served as Director of Equity Bank, in Delray Beach, Florida.

“on par with the best of the best.”  – Chambers USA, 2017

Bar Membership



University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, FL, 1973
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, 1969
B.S., Bachelor of Science, cum laude


B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton
Past President

Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation
Board Member

The Florida Bar

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Real Estate law, 2007 – 2018

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Real Estate, 2013-2018

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 – 2017

“Best Lawyers in America®” the Boca Raton Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016

Power Leaders in Law & Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal, 2014-2016

“Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine in Real Estate, 2008 & 2009

Legal 500 for his “superior intelligence and professionalism”

“Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide