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K&L Gates’ Real Estate Finance practice comprises lawyers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. The group has extensive experience in all areas of real estate finance and serves a diverse global client base of lenders and borrowers. Our lender clients include banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions as well as private equity and debt funds and other non-bank lenders. Our borrower clients include public and private investment and development companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, private investment and development funds, and registered investment companies.

As part of the largest fully integrated network of law offices and law partners of any global law firm, we draw regularly upon the comprehensive resources of the firm to address the full scope of related regulatory, legal, and other issues that arise in complex real estate finance transactions across industries and jurisdictions.

We provide the full spectrum of services associated with financing commercial real estate projects. Our experience ranges from acquisition, development, and construction loans to bilateral and syndicated investment and development facilities, both at the senior and mezzanine level (involving complex intercreditor rights), to transactions involving highly sophisticated vehicles, structures, and financing techniques.

We have acted on transactions involving the financing of commercial, industrial, and residential assets and developments and have significant experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial mortgage finance transactions. These transactions include multi-property, cross-collateralized, and cross-border financings, as well as traditional single-asset mortgage financings.

We offer a full array of legal services to the mortgage banking/consumer finance industry worldwide, including regulatory compliance, underwriting, and due diligence in connection with acquisitions and disposals of loan portfolios; loan servicing arrangements and acquisitions; and mergers of loan servicing, asset management, and mortgage banking/consumer finance concerns.

Our experience representing sophisticated lenders, owners, and borrowers provides us with the proper tools to effectively structure and implement many forms of complex real estate financing transactions. In particular, we have extensive experience in property ownership structuring, including unit trusts, limited partnerships, special purpose vehicles, REITs, funds, and offshore investment companies. We also have experience in public- and private-structured financings of commercial mortgage-related financial assets in Europe and the United States. In conjunction with our Securitization & Structured Finance practice and our Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities practice, we regularly advise clients throughout the world in connection with the securitization of conduit loans, A/B notes, senior/mezzanine structures, CMBS tranches, and servicing rights, among other CRE assets. We represent participants in the CMBS markets, including originators, loan servicers, trustees, corporate service providers, investors, investment and alternative asset managers, and rating agencies.

We regularly represent lenders and special servicers for CMBS and CRE CLO transactions in servicing issues such as workouts and restructurings, asset management, loan assumptions, modifications, realization proceedings, and defeasances, including REMIC, ECI, and other tax implications.

We work closely with lawyers in other parts of our Banking & Asset Finance practice group, including Corporate, Acquisition and Asset Based Finance, Islamic Finance, Transportation Finance, and Project Finance, depending on the nature of the matter and the underlying assets. We also work closely with our Debt Capital Markets and Restructuring & Insolvency practice groups.

We believe in offering our clients partner-led deal teams that structure, document, and manage the funding process in an efficient and proactive manner. We respond quickly and effectively to our client’s needs to help them compete in today’s challenging marketplace. We strive to always provide cost-effective, practical, and effective services with a high degree of personal attention at the partner level.

Areas of Practice

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Practice Area Leader - Finance
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Senior Associate
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Of Counsel
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Associate
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Practice Area Leader - Finance
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Managing Partner, Raleigh Office
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Of Counsel
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Counsel
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Partner and Notary
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Associate
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Retired Partner
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Special Counsel
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Practice Area Leader - Finance
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Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
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Partner and Chair of Women in the Profession Committee
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Partner and Chairman Singapore Office, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC
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Special Counsel
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Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
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Associate
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Real Estate Finance
Acting for a leading global financial services company on a AUD400 million property finance and margin lending facility in Australia.
Provided counsel for construction and development loans for Macquarie Bank.
Advised several divisions of one of the world’s leading investment banks and securities firms on a variety of lending, securities, and real estate-related activities, including their CMBS issuances, commercial mortgage loan conduit programs, preparation of standard form documentation, the purchase and sale of whole loans, and loan participation interests, servicing, and other CMBS matters.
Acting for a number of receivers and managers, liquidators and mortgagees in possession in Australia on the sale of numerous properties following mortgagor default.
Represented the agent bank/lead lender in connection with a $125 million syndicated revolving credit facility extended to a national restaurant chain. The credit facility is secured with both personal and real property; the real property collateral consists of approximately 100 restaurants and office locations located in 15 different states.
Provided counsel in connection with an approximately $220 million syndicated construction loan for the first four phases of the Lincoln Square Project in Bellevue, one of the largest construction projects in Washington.
Represented the seller/tenant of a waste coal-fired electricity production facility in connection with a sale-leaseback utilizing proceeds from the issuance of tax-exempt debt.
Represented the subsidiaries of a major corporation in relation to the funding arrangements for two sale-leaseback arrangements in respect to seven hotels in the UK and Spain with a combined consideration of ₤55 million.
Taxation and Entity Structuring
Assisted a Fortune 500 corporation in obtaining tax increment financing of its worldwide headquarters and the charitable donation of its former headquarters building.
Advised foreign investors in connection with inbound real estate investments, including tax and equity structuring issues.

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