October 27, 2011

While the recession may have ended, experts predict a flat recovery for commercial real estate. Only those practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment. This program helps practicing attorneys enhance traditional transactional skills, and develop workout and enforcement skills, so that they can help their clients regain their footing more quickly. Polsinelli Shughart attorneys Marla Bell and David Goldberg are participating in PLI's Commercial Real Estate Institute (13th annual) in Chicago where these issues will be addressed.

Bell is shareholder and focuses her practice on advising clients with respect to the financing of commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Bell's practice experience includes the representation of mortgage loan originators, banks, and other financial institutions and lenders in connection with permanent and bridge loan origination, mezzanine financing, structured finance, loan servicing, leasing and ground leasing, loan sales, participations, and loan restructuring.

As closing counsel for many national, regional and local lenders, Ms. Bell has negotiated, documented and closed hundreds of loans secured by all types of real property (including hotels, nursing homes, shopping centers, offices, industrial, mixed-use, manufactured homes and condominiums) and other collateral. Ms. Bell has had a focus on documenting loans involving syndicated tenants in common.

For more than 25 years, Goldberg has practiced primarily in the areas of financial services, real estate and business law. On a national level, Mr. Goldberg represents numerous banks and investment banks. On a regional level, he also represents real estate owners and developers. With his depth of expertise and broad legal background, Mr. Goldberg handles complex loan documentation, loan enforcement and loan workout matters as well as general real estate, business and commercial law matters.

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