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  • Education
    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1998
    • MBA, DePaul University, 1998, Collegio Mayor San Paulo - Madrid, Spain (1996)
    • B.A., Westminster College, 1993, London School of Economics (1991) 

Mike Wazlawek combines a pragmatic perspective with skilled legal analysis to provide clients with sound legal options. He counsels local, regional and national financial institutions regarding the legal challenges and opportunities presented by the financial services industry. Mike focuses his practice primarily on representing borrowers and lenders in the documentation and negotiation of a wide range of financing transactions. He handles real estate based transactions, conventional asset-based loans, and commercial and industrial loans. Mike also advises clients on tax credit and other public incentive based financing, including new market, low-income housing and state and federal tax credit projects.
  • Counsel for lender in the financing of "Ballpark Village" in St. Louis, Missouri. Project involved debt financing, project equity, tax increment financing, new market tax credits and bond financing. 
  • Represented multiple lenders connection with the construction financing of student housing projects located on college campuses across the country. 
  • Represented multiple lenders in connection with the construction financing of assisted living facilities across the country. 
  • Represented client in connection with a multi-million dollar guidance line of credit facility which financed the working capital needs of a national workout facility operator. Financing was secured by assets located in multiple states. 
  • Counsel for lender in the financing, restructuring, foreclosure and subsequent sale of a major golf and resort project located in Lake Ozark, Missouri Counsel for lender in a multi-national syndicated credit facility extended to a global construction company. 
  • Representation of a food manufacturing and distribution company in a new market tax credit financing transaction. 
  • Counseled client in connection with its bridge financing of a HUD construction project. Bridge financing was secured by state and federal tax credits as well as state-specific enterprise zone tax credit proceeds