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  • Education
    • J.D., Arizona State University, 2009, Scholarship 
    • B.A., University of Texas at El Paso, 2004, cum laude
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Gustavo (“Gus”) is a member of the firm’s financial services practice and the Phoenix office’s recruiting committee.  Gus provides lenders and loan servicers with experienced, result-oriented legal counsel in connection with a variety of real estate finance transactions, including commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), Capital Markets Execution (CME), and portfolio loan originations, assumptions, modifications, and defeasances. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Gus was an associate in the capital markets group of a global law firm. He is fluent in Spanish and spent time living abroad in Mexico’s central highland. 

During law school, Gus was a member of the ASU College of Law’s Pro Bono Board, an Articles Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology (the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law), and a judicial intern for the Honorable Susan R. Bolton of the United States Court for the District of Arizona.

• Defeased over $1 billion in commercial mortgage loans on behalf of various loan servicers.

• Co-chaired processing of non-permitted equity transfers on 11 related CME/CMBS loans in connection with $2 billion merger.

• Advised loan servicer regarding $12,000,000 flood damage to multifamily property and application of insurance proceeds towards restoration. 

• Originated $10,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by CA warehouse. 

• Originated $29,700,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by CA shopping center. 

• Originated $10,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by FL warehouse.

• Originated $7,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by CT apartments. 

• Originated $9,500,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by VA shopping center.

• Originated $15,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by online retailer’s distribution center.  

• Originated $11,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by TX hotel.

• Originated $17,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by CA office building.

• Assisted with origination of $25,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by NY ground lease.

• Assisted with origination of $72,000,000 commercial mortgage loan secured by premier office building on OH.

• Assisted with representation of Mexican company in $1,500,000 acquisition of U.S. manufacturer.   

• Fine-tuned Spanish language customer terms and conditions for two major prepaid credit card companies.

• Prepared Spanish language wholesale credit application for national grocery supplier.
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How to Keep Your Commercial Mortgage Loan in Good Standing
Author, AZ Big Media
September 18, 2018
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How Does Marijuana Affect your Bank’s Lending?
Co-Author, Lending & Credit Digest
July 2014
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Warshak v. United States: Fourth Amendment Risk Analysis in 21st Century
Contributor, 48 Jurimetrics J. 357, American Bar Association
2008
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Substance Use Related Attitudes in a Hispanic Community Sample
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
2006