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  • Education
    • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2004
    • B.A., summa cum laude, Tufts University, 2001
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Stacia Wells represents across the financial spectrum, from structuring and documenting complex financings on behalf of lenders and borrowers to representing creditors and equity holders in bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings. She focuses her practice on the representation of institutional lenders, private equity funds, hedge funds, mortgage originators, alternative lenders, mezzanine lenders and borrowers across a wide spectrum of industries. She regularly represents clients in debt capital market transactions, joint ventures and other secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinate financings, securitizations, project financings and acquisition financings. She also represents clients in aviation and maritime finance transactions.

In addition to her commercial lending expertise, Stacia has extensive experience in real estate finance. Stacia regularly represents developers, investors, purchasers, lenders, borrowers and operators in a broad range of real estate matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions, traditional construction, leasehold financing, preferred equity and mezzanine transactions. Her real estate finance practice spans a number of real estate asset classes, including vacant land, mixed-use development, retail, health care, hotels and infrastructure.

  • Representation of various joint ventures with projects across the country in the negotiation and closing of syndicated construction loan facilities with an aggregate value of $600 million.
  • Representation of healthcare services provider in $125 million credit facility.
  • Representation of real estate fund in $250 million credit facility.
  • Representation of developer in $400 million financing for real estate acquisition.
  • Representation of real estate investment fund in $450 million subscription credit facilities.
  • Representation of developer in $590 million financing of Miami Design District.
  • Representation of developer in connection with $4 billion, 185-acre development in North Miami.
  • Representation of developer in $225 million of construction loan for One Thousand Museum luxury condominiums.
  • Representation of The Allen Morris Company in the development and financing of Star Metals Residential Project, a $130 million mixed-use development in Atlanta, GA.
  • Representation of multiple real estate investment funds in connection with their mezzanine loan platforms.
  • Representation of homebuilder captive mortgage company in connection with $750 million securitized conduit residential mortgage warehouse repurchase facility.
  • Representation of national homebuilder in $350 million mortgage warehouse line of credit.
  • Representation of seafood importer in $60 Million revolving credit facility.
  • Representation of call center outsourcer in $36 million complex asset-based credit facility.
  • Representation of Och-Ziff Capital Management on multiple debt financings.
  • Representation of owner/operator in $55 million refinancing of The Betsy South Beach hotel.
  • Representation of national homebuilder in the restructuring of a joint venture for the development of Candlestick Point (a $7 billion development of the former San Francisco Giants baseball stadium).
  • Representation of subordinate noteholder in the $90 million restructuring of senior and subordinated notes secured by acute care facilities.
  • Representation of a high net worth individual in the negotiation and structuring of a $44 million investment in the residual interests of 36 securitization transactions totaling more than $200 million.
  • Representation of special servicers and B-piece holders in all aspects of formation and administration of commercial mortgage-backed securitizations (CMBS), including all offering memoranda, registration statements, pooling and servicing agreements, intercreditor agreements, and related documentation.
  • Representation of mortgage companies, homebuilder captive mortgage originators and others in the mortgage banking and financial services industry, involving transactions in excess of $1 billion, including loan purchase and sale agreements, mortgage warehouse lines and other financial services transactions.
  • Representation of preferred shareholder in chapter 11 case of Florida Gaming Corporation in challenging the sale of assets and settlement with creditors.
  • Representation of seller in the sale of Jungle Island, 18-acre theme park in downtown Miami.
  • Representation of seller in $30 million leveraged buyout of wireless technology company.
  • Representation of seller in $95 million sale of online promotional products company to a private equity firm. 
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Featured, Law360
August 21, 2019
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Featured, Florida Record
August 13, 2019
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Bilzin Sumberg Partner Jumps to Polsinelli to Help Build Out Budding Office
Featured, Daily Business Review
August 8, 2019
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Author, JD Supra
June 4, 2019
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Author, JD Supra
April 29, 2019
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Sustainable Financing and the Double Bottom Line: Creating Social and Economic Value
Moderator, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
March, 2019
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Equity Investment: The Before, During, and After Stages
Speaker, Miami Finance Forum; Florida Venture Forum
January 17, 2017
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Million Dollar Mistakes: Wealth Management Lessons Learned by $1B+ Family Offices
Speaker, The Family Office Club
November 30, 2016
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Workout! What to Do After Reality Sets in
Speaker, Commercial Finance Association 
November 11, 2016
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Alternative Sources of Private Equity
Speaker, Miami Finance Forum
June 7, 2016