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  • Education
    • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1992
    • A.B., College of William & Mary, 1988
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1993
Brooks Clark is focused on results, whether representing a client as issuer’s counsel on a highly structured real estate finance deal with many competing interests or as lender’s counsel on a building loan that requires a quick turnaround on an aggressive timetable. His experience working with both institutional lenders and property owners allows him to see both viewpoints and quickly craft an effective solution.
  • $97 million senior secured and mezzanine bridge loan facility secured by a portfolio of seven suburban office properties located in New York and New Jersey.
  • The NOK 2.6 billion (approx. US $330 million) sale-leaseback of 1,000,000 sq. meter office complex in Stavanger, Norway net leased to Statoil AS, a publicly held Fortune 50 oil company.
  • The 170 million Swiss franc (approx. US $175 million) sale-leaseback of two (2) school campuses located in Glion and Les Roches, Switzerland, respectively, net leased to a privately held multi-billion dollar international education company.  
  • The origination and syndication of a $115 million acquisition loan and tenant improvement facility secured by a building leased to the U.S. General Services Administration located in San Francisco, Calif. Client was a foreign bank. 
  • The $170 million sale-leaseback and subsequent financing and sale of a corporate headquarters located in Washington, D.C.; credit tenant leased to a subsidiary of an electric utility. Client was Wachovia Structured Asset Finance.   
  • The $1.1 billion acquisition of 140 department stores in 12 states, including the sale-leaseback of 34 locations engineered as an affiliated-company true lease (propco-opco structure) in connection with a $260 million CTL loan (together with a $600 million ABS loan) for acquisition by client – Bonton Stores, Inc., a mid-market clothing retail operator, of the Saks Northern Department Store group. 
  • The origination of a $130 million building loan and financing facility secured by 4,000 condominium units of the 12,000-condominium unit project located in Bronx, N.Y. Client was a syndicate of New York City Banks. 
  • The origination and syndication of a $138 million Credit Tenant Lease loan secured by a research and development facility; credit tenant leased to an affiliate of a Canadian telecommunications equipment maker. Client was a foreign bank.
  • The origination and syndication of a $240 million term loan secured by 48 retail bank branches; credit tenant leased to a large publicly held bank holding company. Client was a foreign bank. 
  • The $35 million sale-leaseback of a computer chip maker’s main manufacturing and headquarters facility, net leased to Axcelis, a publicly traded technology company. 
  • The €30 million (approx. US $31 million) sale-leaseback of office building located in Paris, France, net leased to a Fortune 50 mutual life insurance company.  
  • $50 million increase, modification, and extension of an existing $190 million construction loan secured by a to-be-built 559-unit condominium complex in Washington, DC. Client was a foreign bank.
  • The origination of a $15 million senior preferred equity investment in a limited liability company owning 14 residential apartment buildings containing more than 3,500 units in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Florida, and Virginia. Client was a specialty lender. 
  • The origination of a $45 million leveraged lease financing for the tenant improvements at a 600,000-square-foot office building leased to the New York Department of Human Resources Administration in Brooklyn, N.Y. Client was Lance Capital. 
  • The $108.2 million simultaneous sale-leaseback and financing of 99 retail and office properties and 11 distribution centers in 19 states and Canada; credit tenant leased to a wholesale auto parts supplier. Client was Wachovia. 
  • The acquisition and financing of 53 percent tenants-in-common interest in a $210 million office building located in Arlington, Va. Client was an institutional private equity fund. 
  • The $450 million acquisition of a portfolio of for 14 warehouse and residential projects located throughout the U.S. in connection with a management-led buyout of an NYSE traded real estate company. Client was a specialty finance company. 
  • $1.3 billion notional interest rate swap agreement fixing the interest rate on a 10-year $1.3 billion revolving credit facility originated in connection with the sale of client’s business – a global shipping container company. 
  • $500 million notional interest rate swap agreement fixing the interest rate on a five-year $500 million credit facility originated to facilitate the real estate acquisition program of a Dallas-based real estate private equity fund. Client was a foreign bank. 
  • The $13.5 million acquisition of a building campus net leased to a private for profit secondary school located on a Native American reservation located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The $15.8 million sale-leaseback of three (3) headquarters and manufacturing and warehouse buildings located in Frazeysburg Ohio, net leased to CVSL Inc., a publicly traded manufacturing and direct marketing company.  
  • $12 million increase, modification, and extension of an existing $165 million construction loan secured by a 130-unit mixed-use condominium and hotel. The restructuring caused an additional $12 million in loan proceeds to become available to pay down existing balances and provide additional interest reserves for five loans secured by seven office buildings and air rights located in New York City. Client was a foreign bank.
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