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Brian A. Wildstein

Fax +1.843.579.5601
Mr. Wildstein is a real estate partner in the firm’s Charleston office. He has assisted local and national developers, institutional lenders and funds, Fortune 500 landlords, and nonprofit organizations in development, acquisition, disposition, joint ventures, financing, restructuring, and leasing (including ground leases) of commercial properties, full-service hotels, destination resorts, real estate portfolios, office/retail assets, and mixed-use developments. He also has experience originating mortgage and mezzanine loans on behalf of portfolio lenders, as well as representing institutional lenders and investment funds in structured finance workouts and UCC foreclosure sales of regional malls, destination resorts, trophy office buildings, and full service casino resorts. In addition, Mr. Wildstein has negotiated AIA and other forms of construction and design contracts on behalf of institutional, non-profit and individual owners. Notably, Mr. Wildstein has spent significant time working on resort projects throughout the Caribbean basin.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Wildstein was an associate in the real estate group of an international law firm based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Wildstein clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Represented a Korean-based asset management company in the acquisition and financing of a $115M office building located at 1750 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
  • Represented a commercial finance fund manager in a debt-for-equity swap transaction and restructuring of $2.78 billion in existing financing secured by a destination resort in The Bahamas.
  • Represented a subordinate lender in a $150 million recapitalization of a full-service destination hotel property in Hawaii.
  • Represented a commercial finance fund manager in the acquisition of equity interests in a hotel and casino property owner pursuant to an assignment-in-lieu of foreclosure settlement of a senior mezzanine loan and the restructuring of $1.23 billion in mortgage and mezzanine debt and the origination of $30 million in new subordinated mortgage financing.
  • Represented an international hotel owner/management company in the $220 million buy-out of a joint venture partner’s interests in a ground lease and hotel property.
  • Represented a publically traded hospitality REIT in the acquisition and disposition of full service and destination hotel properties.
  • Represented a foreign pension fund in the purchase and assumption of a $28 million senior mortgage and the discounted payoff of the fund’s $29 million mezzanine loan.
  • Represented an investment and asset management company in a UCC foreclosure of the equity interests securing the company’s mezzanine loan.
  • Represented a public REIT in the acquisition and disposition of a portfolio of diverse properties in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia; negotiated refinancing of long term loan.
  • Represented a national medical research facility in the design and construction of a $400 million research campus.
  • Represented a large mid-Atlantic property owner and manager in large and small-scale leases and subleases throughout the country.
  • Negotiated term loan on behalf of a national commercial bank.
  • Represented a local developer in the ground lease and assemblage of properties in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Represented a local chapter of a national pro bono home builder in the sale of affordable homes.
  • Represented various non-profit organizations in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and architect design agreements for local headquarters.
  • Represented a local developer and property manager in the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties.
  • Represented a local developer in the acquisition of large-scale office warehouse space.
  • Represented a national food distributor in the lease of large warehouse and office space.