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Polsinelli's Financial Services practice is recognized nationally for providing insightful and practical counsel to clients regarding all aspects of debt and equity financing. The firm has built a fully integrated approach to debt-related matters ranging from loan origination, servicing, sales and securitizations to financial restructuring, work-outs, loan enforcement, and bankruptcy.   Our lawyers are ferociously dedicated to resolving problems quickly, efficiently, and creatively in a way that aligns with a client’s broader business goals. 

Our practice combines its experience across several disciplines to serve clients’ debt financing needs, regularly representing lenders, borrowers, issuers, investors, debtors, creditors, and master and special servicers in all matters of financing. Our attorneys help connect clients with the regional, national, and international financial markets and products suited to achieve their unique business objectives. The practice represents lenders and borrowers in virtually every phase of a finance relationship. Transactions documented and closed by our attorneys include real estate and other commercial loans, equipment financing, securitization, asset-based lending, syndicated lending facilities, cash flow lending, and loans involving non-traditional collateral. 

Our attorneys have partnered with loan originators, issuers, loan sellers and servicers on a national basis in all aspects of the CMBS market since the market’s earliest days, and we utilize that experience to deliver strategies that are legally seamless and fiscally sound. This comprehensive approach has led to the closing of more than 3,500 CMBS and real estate loans of more than $30 billion-plus in principal amount, the successful representation of loan sellers and servicers in close to 450 securitizations, and the enforcement of more than 1,700 commercial loans worth more than $4 billion in the past five years. In addition, we advise on traditional asset-based and covenant-based loans and on projects including:
  • CMBS conduit loans, bridge loans, mezzanine financing, warehouse loan facilities, repurchase agreements, loan syndications, loan participations, and other lending arrangements
  • Loan restructurings, workouts, enforcement actions, and bankruptcy and business reorganization matters
  • Corporate banking and related transactions
  • Loan sales and purchases and other portfolio transactions
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Venture capital financing involving financial services companies
  • Securitization and structured finance
  • Derivative transactions
  • Tax credits and incentives

Financial Services has a broad range of practice areas and services, including: 

  • Representation of lender in $258,000,000 loan secured by portfolio of office, retail, and self-storage properties located in eight states
  • Represented a national bank on a $80,500,000 loan secured by 278,133 sq. ft. medical office building located in Bronx, New York
  • Represented a private commercial real estate finance company on a $6.15 million mezzanine financing construction facility secured by the membership interests in a limited liability company owning a to be built 327 unit Class A apartment complex located in Houston, Texas; $9 million mezzanine financing construction facility secured by the membership interests in a limited liability company owning a to be built a 318 unit apartment complex located in Fort Worth, Texas; and a $8.25 million mezzanine financing construction facility secured by the membership interests in a limited liability company owning a to be built a 120 unit apartment complex located in Denver, Colorado
  • Represented the servicer in loan and intercreditor agreement modifications of $295 million in mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by a portfolio of 7 hospitality properties
  • Closed a series of loans by a CMBS lender to a national hospitality REIT involving $110 million principal amount secured by 11 properties in seven states
  • Represented the servicer in a combined $209 million defeasance involving multiple loans held in several different securitized loan pools
  • Closed a $26.5 million loan for a bridge lender secured by a North Carolina office park
  • Represented the preferred equity provider and mezzanine lender in connection with multiple construction loans
  • Represented a group of lenders in connection with multiple modifications of a $1 billion plus loan structure involving eight separate loans secured by close to 200 individual properties
  • Represented a CMBS lender in closing a $60 million loan on a retail center in Virginia
  • Represented mortgage and mezzanine lenders closing combined loan amounts of $38 million secured by a New York City hotel
  • Preferred equity provider’s counsel in connection with the origination of a $15 million senior preferred equity investment in a limited liability company acquiring 14 residential apartment buildings containing over 3,500 units located in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Florida and Virginia subject to a $140 million restructured senior credit facility
  • Closed $44 million loan secured by regional mall in South Carolina
  • Represented the servicer in the assumption of a portfolio of 5 loans secured by student housing projects in three states, with modification of all loan documents to accommodate joint venture structure involving US and Canadian REITS
  • Although the primary focus is lender representation, we also represent borrowers in loan transactions, including the recent representation of a borrower in obtaining loan secured by multiple properties located in Chicago
  • Closed a $20 million loan for a balance sheet lender secured by seven industrial properties located in Michigan and Illinois
  • Represented the servicer in multiple modifications of $150 million loan secured by an office building in Mexico City
  • Closed a $75 million transaction secured by various hotel franchises, including multiple properties across multiple states
  • Closed 16-property multi-state transaction secured by multiple office parks
  • Closed an eight-property multi-state transaction secured by the multiple apartment complexes
  • Closed a preferred equity transaction in connection with a construction project in California
  • Closed a multi-advance loan for purposes of land acquisition transaction to be developed for residential subdivisions
  • Assisted client with implementation of a mezzanine program in order to provide mezzanine loans to borrowers in addition to the senior mortgages being provided by the client
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