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  • Education
    • J.D., with high honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2002, Law Review Staff Member and Symposium Editor
    • B.S., with high distinction, Indiana University, 1993, Journalism, Political Science
Frank Eichenlaub brings a level of creativity to real estate transactions by working closely with clients to understand their business, business goals, and identify risk. Clients look to Frank for representation in nearly all aspects of real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in leading, structuring, negotiating, and closing sophisticated transactions.

Frank’s practice focuses on advising clients in real estate matters relating to the following:
  • Purchases and sales
  • Sale/Leasebacks
  • Secured and unsecured financing
  • Leasing
  • Joint ventures 
  • Construction
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Real estate securities offerings
  • Represented publicly traded corporation in its first-ever sale-leaseback of a portfolio of properties in numerous states, including negotiating the purchase agreement and the leases and coordinating the closing of the transaction. 
  • Represented largest sponsor of Delaware statutory trust offerings in numerous offerings, including largest ever offering of approximately $150 million. 
  • Represented Fortune 500 fertilizer company in establishing a regional distribution center in Hammond, Indiana, including structuring and negotiating two 45-year ground leases and non-disturbance, construction, tax-incentive financing and rail services agreements. 
  • Structured and negotiated construction project for largest tenant at major East Coast airport, a transaction involving the purchase and leasing of land, tax-incentive financing from the state and airport authority, a land swap, and numerous easement agreements with multiple parties. 
  • Structured sale-leaseback transaction for a Canadian company in connection with a $10 billion services agreement involving the negotiation of purchase agreements and long-term leases for these properties valued at approximately $60 million in three separate states and of leases and subleases for other properties.
  • Coordinated the closing and transfer of $4 billon in real estate assets in a Fortune 100 company bankruptcy sale to the newly created government-sponsored entity in 41 days, including manufacturing, warehouse, office, and research, development and technology center properties.
  • Represented numerous sponsors of Delaware statutory trust offerings in obtaining CMBS and non-CMBS financing from lenders.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in obtaining $5 billion secured revolver, leading real estate team in mortgaging approximately 45 manufacturing and warehouse properties in 11 states.