Amanda Morton advises clients on a wide variety of real estate, finance and corporate matters. Her corporate law experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate entity formation and structure, buy-sell agreements, asset purchases, corporate transitions, relationships with affiliated entities, and international contracts and compliance matters. In the area of commercial finance, Amanda primarily represents lenders in structuring and modifying loans, including loans secured by real estate, syndicated loans, portfolio loans, borrowing base value modifications, loan assumptions, defeasances, mezzanine loans and construction loans. Her real estate experience encompasses purchase and sale transactions, leases, easements, resolution of complex title issues and development projects in all types of commercial properties, including multi-family and mixed-use development projects, retail projects, industrial projects, office projects and medical office projects. Amanda has extensive experience in a law firm setting as well as in-house counsel experience.
Amanda formerly served as Associate Counsel for Corporate and Global Partnerships in Purdue University’s Office of Legal Counsel. At Purdue University, she advised the senior intellectual property officer, the executive vice president for research and partnerships and the comptroller’s office on legal and regulatory issues, contractual issues, intellectual property issues and international initiatives. She also served as counsel to the Purdue Research Foundation in connection with the Back a Boiler and Pave the Way income share agreement programs, including program design, servicing, consumer finance matters, corporate entity formation and capital finance.
Amanda has also practiced real estate, finance and corporate law in a firm setting, which included advising lenders regarding commercial real estate loan structure and documentation, drafting and negotiating commercial leases, loan defeasance transactions, mezzanine loans, construction loans, borrowing base value modifications and loan assumption transactions.
Amanda earned her juris doctor, cum laude, from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law where she received the Mercer Lawyer Scholarship. During law school, she served as senior managing editor of the Mercer Law Review and was a member of the Brainerd Currie Honor Society.
Education and Honors
- Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
- Wake Forest University (B.A., cum laude, 2002)