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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2012, Missouri Law Review, Lead Articles Editor; Order of the Barristers; Order of the Coif
    • B.S., cum laude, Southeast Missouri State University, 2001

Daniel Graves fuses efficiency with a genuine awareness of the client’s wants and needs to generate results. No matter how large the problem or how complex the issue, Daniel is willing to invest the time needed to fully understand the situation and the client’s objectives. This quality leads clients to trust Daniel to represent them, knowing he appreciates their positions and always will act in their best interests.

Daniel has closed hundreds of transactions involving virtually every type of property all across the country, and he uses this experience to anticipate problems and generate creative solutions. Daniel regularly represents lenders in originating and servicing loans, including mortgage and mezzanine financing, commercial mortgage-backed securitization programs, property-assessed clean energy programs, balance sheet loans, workouts and restructurings. He has experience with a diverse set of property types and sizes, including industrial, mobile home parks, apartment complexes, office, retail and mixed-use projects. His representation extends beyond closing transactions, including the preparation of loan documents, template agreements, and memos for how to handle less common deal structures.

  • Represented a lender in a $195,000,000 acquisition of seventy-six fuel station properties in California. 
  • Closed a loan for an acquisition of twenty-six industrial properties in Texas for use in a mortgage-backed security. 
  • Represented a lender in the origination of a commercial property-assessed clean energy loan for the first loan of that type in the jurisdiction. 
  • Closed a loan used to refinance bad debt covering six distressed mixed-use properties in Minnesota following acquisition of a defaulted note.
  • Represented the lender in a refinance of the corporate headquarters of a regional realtor in the southern United States.
  • Closed a loan for the refinance of multifamily portfolio consisting of twenty-four individual properties in Pennsylvania.
  • Represented the lender in a $35,700,000 loan for a self-storage property portfolio spanning seven States.
  • Closed a dual mortgage and mezzanine loan for the refinance of a ten-property mobile home park portfolio in Kansas.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Not So Special After All: How Mayo Granted the Treasury Unfettered Rule-Making Discretion
77 Mo. L. Rev. 283
Winter 2012
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Volume 3 | Issue 1
Summer 2019