Benay Lizarazu is a partner in the Finance practice and is resident in the Charlotte office. Benay has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in a broad range of corporate middle-market and commercial real estate finance transactions. Her corporate finance experience includes senior, subordinate, second lien, and mezzanine financings for working capital, acquisitions, recapitalizations and other transactions, and capital call lending facilities. She has counseled clients in a wide array of industries, including health care, specialty finance, franchise, manufacturing, and technology. Her experience in the commercial real estate finance area encompasses such matters as mortgage and mezzanine financing, preferred equity and joint venture arrangements with respect to a variety of asset classes, including multifamily, retail, hospitality, and office. She also has significant experience in representing financial institutions and special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities in loan restructurings, modifications and workouts.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Benay was a member of the corporate department of a law firm in Miami.
- Credit Agreements, January 2017
- Introduction to Commercial Lending and Leveraged Finance Transactions, October 2015
- Inaugural Symposium on Careers in Corporate/Finance Law Panel, Georgetown Law, April 2015