Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes real estate finance attorney Kristen E. Andreoli as Counsel in the firm’s New York office. Andreoli joins the firm’s rapidly growing national Real Estate Finance Practice and adds to the momentum of Polsinelli’s New York City office, which has grown its Construction, Real Estate Services and Real Estate Finance Practices by more than 15 attorneys in the last 10 months.
Andreoli focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including financing transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing. She represents institutional lenders, developers and other equity stakeholders in real property transactions both in the New York City market and nationally. She regularly advises clients on large-scale loan transactions with multiple layers of debt.
“We’re pleased to bring Kristen’s expertise to an already deep roster in our New York office,” said Financial Services Division Chair John T. Duncan III. “Kristen never fails to put her clients first, with a keen focus on their evolving needs.”
Andreoli has extensive experience in many types of commercial real estate finance matters, including traditional mortgages, CMBS loans, mezzanine and other forms of equity-based financing, construction loans, cross collateralizations, loan modifications and loan defeasance transactions. Andreoli also regularly serves as lender’s counsel on complex note and subordinate debt loan sales and purchases.
“It’s hard to picture a better fit than what I have found at Polsinelli and within the New York office,” said Andreoli. “I look forward to continuing to grow my career here, helping navigate clients through the twists and turns of their transactions and contributing to the team culture that has been so successful through the years.”
Andreoli has served as lender’s counsel in the origination of complex commercial real estate financing transactions, including a $107M combined construction loan mortgage and mezzanine backed by an industrial property in New Jersey. Other recent credits include the representation of the purchaser of a multi-state, 13-parcel property portfolio in a bankruptcy sale transaction, the origination of an over $200M combined capital stack backed by an elite office property in California, and the purchase of a mezzanine loan backed by a 25-property, multi-state medical office portfolio. Andreoli also recently represented the seller of a multiple parcel industrial property in New York City in closing the sale and 1031, and the negotiation of a subsequent joint venture partnership with a nonprofit HDFC for the development of the property.
Andreoli earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University before obtaining a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. She has also recently received a Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment from the Real Estate Institute at Fordham University.
Andreoli joins Polsinelli’s strong Real Estate Finance Practice which recently earned a Tier 1 ranking in Real Estate Law on the 2021 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report.
Polsinelli’s New York office focuses on financial services, real estate finance, technology, outsourcing, private data security, health care, bankruptcy and intellectual property. Attorneys offer the experience and insight our clients need to keep pace with ever-changing markets and technological innovations. Additionally, the recent promotion of Gabriel Yomi Dabiri to Office Managing Partner further positions Polsinelli’s New York City office as a leader in law and workplace culture.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.