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Brian A. Wildstein

Partner
+1.843.579.5631
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 and was formerly a clerk for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Urban Land Institute, Member
Real Estate Finance/ Restructuring
  • 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 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.
  • Negotiated term loan on behalf of a national commercial bank.
Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Represented a hedge fund in the creation of a joint venture to acquire, remediate and redevelop a former coal fired power plant near downtown Chicago.
  • Represented a hedge fund in the creation of a joint venture to acquire, remediate and redevelop a former coal fired power plant near downtown Boston.
  • Represented a hedge fund in the creation of a joint venture to acquire and redevelop a brownfield former manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.
Acquisitions/Dispositions
  • Represented a publically-traded pharmaceutical company in the disposition of a pharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Alabama.
  • 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 publically traded hospitality REIT in the acquisition and disposition of full service and destination hotel properties.
  • Represented the owner of an exclusive barrier island in the disposition of land to a time-share developer.
  • 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 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 global building materials and aggregates company in the sale of a former aggregates facility in upstate New York.
  • Represented a local chapter of a national pro bono home builder in the sale of affordable homes.
  • 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 hedge fund in the creation of a joint venture to acquire an office building in Denver, Colorado.
  • Represented a joint venture in the levered acquisition of a so-called “King’s Grant” property tract located in coastal South Carolina.
  • Represented a publically-traded pharmaceutical company in the disposition of a pharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Alabama.
Construction/ AIA Documents
  • Represented a national medical research facility in the design and construction of a $400 million research campus.
  • Represented a national outdoor sports and recreational retailer in the construction of new stores and the redevelopment of existing stores located in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Represented a national medical research facility in the design and construction of a children’s ambulatory medical facility.
  • Represented a national medical research facility in the design and construction of an outpatient medical facility.
  • Represented a regional developer in the design and construction of townhomes located in North Carolina.
  • Represented various non-profit organizations in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and architect design agreements for local headquarters.
  • Represented a high-net worth individual in the design and construction of a luxury residential compound located in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
  • Represented a REIT in the upfit of a warehouse facility located in South Carolina.
Leasing
  • Represented a railroad maintenance manufacturing company in the lease and ultimate acquisition of a light-industrial facility in Beaufort, South Carolina.
  • Represented a beauty-care products company in a build-to-suit lease for space located in North Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Represented an agricultural and outdoor living retailer in a build-to-suit lease for a new store located in Connecticut.
  • Represented a large Heath Care REIT in a build-to-suit lease of a medical office building in California.
  • Represented a large Health Care REIT in the ground lease, development and sublease of a medical office building in California.
  • Represented a large Heath Care REIT in a build-to-suit lease of a medical office building in North Carolina.
  • Represented a middle market real estate finance company in the lease of Class A space in Manhattan.
  • Represented an automotive and aviation parts manufacturer in a sale-leaseback of a three-building light-manufacturing industrial facility in Michigan.
  • Represented a South Korean steel-making company in the lease of office space located in Houston, Texas, and New Jersey.
  • Represented a large mid-Atlantic property owner and manager in large and small-scale leases and subleases throughout the country.
  • Represented a local developer in the ground lease and assemblage of properties in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Represented a national food distributor in the lease of large warehouse and office space.