The attorneys in Clark Hill’s Real Estate practice group are experienced in a myriad of finance transactions, representing a wide spectrum of lenders and investment advisors as well as borrowers. We represent banks, life insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, mortgage brokers, pension funds, investment funds, and other suppliers of capital in debt and equity secured transactions.
Our work involves conventional lending for construction and permanent financing, participating and co-lending, conduit lending, mezzanine financing, and sale/leasebacks. We represent master and special servicers for securitized loans and capital suppliers in joint ventures with owners and venturers. We have experience in the financing of shopping centers, office buildings, multi-use projects, theater and entertainment venues, lodging, and retail properties including restaurants, multi-family housing, healthcare facilities, agricultural properties, and industrial facilities.
Our experience in troubled loans has involved workout and restructuring solutions, liquidations, and when necessary, litigation and collection efforts. We have advised many of our clients in the foreclosure process, and have achieved successful results for our clients in bankruptcy and foreclosure scenarios.
We work frequently with out-of-state lenders and their counsel in multi-state lending situations. Our attorneys have extensive experience in performing due diligence for loan transactions, and we are called upon by attorneys from across the country for counsel about loan opinion practice.
We are also experienced in representing borrowers in complex finance transactions, including those involving tax incentives. One example of our transactional experience involved the representation of a client in the acquisition, financing, and renovation of a historic property in a complex, multi-layered tax credit transaction having a project cost more than $150 million that involved state and federal Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Brownfield Tax Credits, tax increment financing, tax abatement, equity and construction financing, and tax-exempt bonds.