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Real Estate Finance

Counsel that will efficiently steer you through real estate transactions

Capabilities at a glance

  • Collaborative approach to providing legal counsel, built on strong client relationships and excellent communication.
  • Representing borrowers and lenders in transactions that range from financing the acquisition of unimproved land for development to financing portfolios of completed, stabilized assets.
  • A Real Estate Finance team with extensive knowledge of the capital markets. We have helped structure loans ranging from $500,000 to over $1 billion.
  • A national, full-service law firm that works collaboratively across practice areas to consistently deliver outstanding client service.

Attorneys who work in harmony with your business objectives

We deliver sharp, no-nonsense legal solutions efficiently and with your business objectives always front and center. Our integrated national platform enables us to cost-effectively handle a wide variety of real estate financing matters, from routine single-property financings to complex multijurisdictional, multiple debt level, participated and syndicated financings, workouts and enforcement matters. Our attorneys regularly represent institutional lenders and borrowers throughout the country to structure, negotiate and close a wide range of financing transactions, including commercial, industrial and manufacturing facilities, office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, multifamily and senior housing, and mixed-use projects.

A broad base of real estate and finance industry knowledge

We have years of experience in structuring complex financing transactions under a full range of scenarios, using our in-depth knowledge of local and national markets, emerging business issues, economic trends, and real estate and finance law. We regularly counsel community, regional and national banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and pension funds on all aspects of real estate financing law, including advising on construction, conduit, mezzanine, permanent and interim financings, leasehold and fee mortgage financing, securitized lending and debt structure for loans. We regularly advise clients on development loans, low-income housing and new markets tax credit financing transactions and EB-5 financings.

In addition to our robust lender-side real estate financing practice, we have extensive experience representing institutional and entrepreneurial borrower clients in complex real estate financing transactions. In our role as borrower's counsel, we have negotiated loan transactions with numerous lenders, including banks, insurance companies, debt funds, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


  • Commercial and residential construction financing
  • Ground lease and sub-leasehold financing
  • Portfolio mortgage loans
  • Intercreditor and participation agreements
  • Loan sales
  • Loan modifications, workouts and restructurings
  • Loan enforcement actions

Some of the matters we have addressed in financing transactions include:

  • Special purpose entities and non-consolidation legal opinions
  • Subordinated debt
  • TIF and PILOT financing
  • Mezzanine debt
  • Municipal bond financing
  • Tenant in common financing
  • Mortgage loans to REITs, closed end real estate funds and tenant in common borrowers
  • Syndicated loan transactions

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