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Christopher J. Fernandez

Counsel
+1.704.331.7508
Fax +1.704.331.7598

Mr. Fernandez has more than 16 years of advising and representing lenders, servicers, and special servicers in a variety of transactions, including workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Mr. Fernandez is experienced in all aspects of loan servicing, general commercial litigation, discovery, e-discovery and bankruptcy litigation. He has successfully argued and tried cases and/or summary judgment motions in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. He has represented lenders and CMBS and CLO loan servicers and special servicers in connection with portfolio and loan-level transactions, cash management structuring, identification and mitigation of bankruptcy risks, defaults, and litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fernandez was an associate and counsel at an international law firm for more than six years. He represented CMBS loan servicers and special servicers in connection with transactions, implementation of cash management, defaults, bankruptcy and litigation. From 2005 to 2011, he was an associate in the Charlotte office of an international law firm. In addition, he was an associate in the Charlotte office of a national law firm for more than four years.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Fernandez served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.

Achievements

  • Mr. Fernandez has been named as a 2012 "Legal Elite" in the area of Real Estate by Business North Carolina magazine.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • LIVESTRONG Foundation, 24 Hours of Booty, Team captain, volunteer and fundraiser for 14 consecutive years.Habitat for Humanity — Pro Bono work assisting with Habitat’s Loan Portfolio.Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont 2016 Outstanding Individual Pro Bono Service Award.Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, Unaccompanied Minor Program.  Completed 5 custody cases in 2015-16.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Cash Management Structures, Waterfall Provisions and Reserves in Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions,” 27 June 27 2017.
  • Counsel to CMBS Special Servicer in connection with multi-jurisdictional foreclosures, receiverships and successful payout o $52,500,000 in bankruptcy claims.
  • Counsel to CMBS Master Servicer in connection with defeasances, assumptions, mezzanine structures, preferred equity and restructurings.
  • Counsel to CMBS Special Servicer in connection with $203 million mortgage loan portfolio sale.
  • Counsel to CMBS Special Servicer in connection with a successful workout of a $300 million dollar distressed condominium conversion loan.