Jaffe P.A., Arvin J.

“I have always valued his depth of knowledge, thoroughness and overall approach. He excels at listening and understanding the key risks in a deal.” – Chambers 2016

Arvin J. Jaffe chairs the Firm’s Banking and Institutional Lending Practice Group.

Jaffe represents domestic and foreign banks on a variety of real estate and non-real estate based financings.

He has served as lender’s counsel on construction and permanent loan transactions involving office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, single family planned unit developments, residential condominiums, apartment buildings and continuing care retirement communities in Florida and throughout the country.

Jaffe has represented lenders providing credit enhancements for municipal bond financings.

He also has represented a European bank in connection with the foreclosure of one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the State of Florida.

Additionally, Jaffe represents developers of office building complexes, mixed-use and commercial projects, apartment communities and residential condominiums.

Jaffe was recognized in the 2008 – 2017 editions of the prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, for his experience in Banking and Finance transactions.

“Responsive, easy to work with and very diligent. He always understands the issues and our needs and provides sound advice.” – Chambers 2017

He was recognized in 2013 – 2018 by the top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America,” published by Woodward and White.

Jaffe is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics

Bar Membership



U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

London School of Economics and Political Science
London, England, 1974-1975


South Palm Beach County Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member (inactive)

Boca Raton Civil Rights Committee, Anti-Defamation League

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Banking and Finance law, 2013-2018

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Banking & Finance: Transactional, 2008 – 2017