Kraig Kohring’s clients benefit from his strong background in financial services. As chair of the Real Estate and Financial Services Department and group chair for the Capital Markets & Commercial Lending practice, Kraig focuses his personal practice on commercial and asset-based lending transactions, securitization and other structured finance transactions, tax credit finance and related transactions, and commercial loan enforcement. A primary area of his practice includes representing lenders in asset-based credit facilities. He represents national lenders and mezzanine and SBIC lenders in small, medium, and large cap asset-based lending transactions both locally and across the nation. He has experience in structuring transactions, creating and perfecting security interests, working out and restructuring problem credits, and enforcing creditor’s rights.
For many years, Kraig has advised syndicators, investors, and lenders in the tax, partnership, regulatory, finance, and other business issues involved in the development and operation of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. He has worked with clients through the most significant issues arising during the life of a LIHTC project, including those involved in working out a troubled project. His work in these matters has included:
- General partner removals, negotiations with substitute general partners, and documentation of admission of new general partners
- Property management replacement, negotiations with general partners and replacement property managers, and documentation of new property managers
- Negotiating and documenting sales of assets and other exit strategies with protections against recapture
- Negotiating forbearances and other workout agreements with lenders and regulatory agencies
- Representing syndicators/asset managers in disputes with tax credit investors
In addition, Kraig has been representing commercial mortgage loan sellers and servicers in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitization transactions for more than 15 years. He also represents loan sellers in whole loan sale transactions and loan servicers in interim servicing relationships.