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Commercial & Real Estate Finance Transactions Law Group

Commercial & Real Estate Finance Transactions

Our commercial real estate lawyers are leaders in providing commercial lending expertise to top tier financial institutions and borrowers. We combine years of hands on deal experience with litigation experience in order to distinguish between negotiation points that are important and points that are irrelevant. Our commercial real estate attorneys and staff take a proactive approach to managing each matter. This approach includes (i) listening and understanding our client’s needs with respect to the transaction; (ii) early and prompt preparation of documents; (iii) priority ordering of due diligence documents which could take time largely out of our control and cause delay; and (iv) early and prompt circulation of checklists, as well as frequent review of progress on those checklists with our clients and the attorneys for the other parties to the transactions. We similarly perform due diligence matters such as, review of leases, pending contracts, borrower’s organization documents, etc. as early as possible in each transaction so that issues which may surface as a result of such review can be dealt with in the normal course of the matter.

Our Commercial & Real Estate Finance Transactions Services

Types of transactions in which we have represented clients include:


  • Secured, Conventional and Participation Loans, including Mezzanine Loans
  • Project Financings
  • Shopping Centers and Outlet Development
  • Office Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Retail Complexes
  • Warehouses
  • Build to Suit Leases
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies and Joint Ventures of all kinds
  • Handling zoning, platting and all types of Municipal Approval for Real Estate Projects
  • All aspects of due diligence, review of liens, title insurance


  • Bond Counsel
  • Counsel to Underwriter
  • Counsel to Issuer
  • Counsel to Credit Enhancement Provider
  • Counsel to Trustee


  • Aircraft Finance
  • Yacht Finance
  • Commercial Equipment Finance


  • Conventional Loans
  • Asset Based Loans
  • Working Capital Loans
  • Stock and Other Equity Acquisition Loans
  • Entity Acquisition Loans
  • ESOP Loans
  • Debtor In Possession Loans

For More Information, Contact the Commercial & Real Estate Finance Transactions Chair

Kathleen Gilligan - Chair

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