We feature an exceptionally versatile group of real estate finance lawyers, with first rate legal skills and an unparalleled sense of "market" terms at any given time.

Our clients include commercial banks, investment banks, private banks, insurance companies, pension funds, specialty lenders, borrowers, funds and investors who call on us for astute legal counsel in the origination of secured real estate financings. These transactions include large single-asset mortgages, portfolio financings, balance sheet loans, bridge loans, acquisition loans, construction financings, senior and subordinate mezzanine loans, syndicated loans and leasehold financings.

We also advise secondary market investors in the purchase and sale of complex mortgage and mezzanine loans, splits, participations and syndications, including A/B loan structures, multi-party intercreditor and participation arrangements and other real estate loan investments and sales.

We bring to bear a significant understanding of every major collateral type, including residential rental buildings, condominiums and cooperatives, offices, retail property, shopping centers, hotels and industrial properties throughout the U.S. Clients also benefit from our ability to efficiently navigate the negotiation, documentation and closing process, and our solid depth managing intercreditor relationships and participation agreements within the capital structure.

Areas of Focus:

  • Mortgage financings
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Construction and development loans
  • Syndicated loans
  • Preferred equity financings
  • Multiple property portfolio financings
  • Participations
  • Credit enhanced financings
  • Tax credit financings
  • Community development lending
  • Loan portfolio acquisitions