Ledgewood Fous Areas - Real Estate

Focus Areas - Real Estate

The attorneys in the Real Estate department and Commercial Finance department work hand-in-hand with our clients, from the initial letter of intent through closing and beyond.  We regularly assist clients in structuring, negotiating, closing and servicing a wide variety of complex real estate transactions, keeping in mind not only legal concerns, but also the related costs and practicalities of each transaction.  Our attorneys have experience in almost all 50 states and the District of Columbia closing multi-property real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financings. 

The scope of our practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, the origination, acquisition and assumption of construction, bridge, mezzanine and permanent loan financing, commercial real estate collateralized debt obligations (CRE CDOs) and other securitized financing vehicles, preferred equity investments, defeasance transactions, loan participations, A/B structures, revolving lines of credit, syndication of limited partnership interests and tenancies in common (TICs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), property and asset management contracts, distressed loan portfolio acquisitions, defaulted loan workouts, deeds in lieu, condominium conversions and more.  Our attorneys have earned a reputation as creative thinkers and problem-solvers when it comes to addressing the needs of our real estate and commercial finance clients. 

Ledgewood’s real estate and commercial finance clients include REITs, private equity funds, investors, institutional lenders, landlords, tenants and developers.

Examples of typical real estate and commercial finance transactions include:

  • Acquisition of distressed loan portfolios from the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

  • $500 million credit facility for acquisition of distressed loan and property portfolios;

  • $80 million preferred equity investment in multi-family apartments;

  • $70 million senior loan for acquisition of office complex in the Chelsea section of Manhattan;

  • Lease Agreement for 15,000 sq. ft. in commercial office space in Philadelphia; and

  • Origination or acquisition of over $1.8 billion in commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments.

  • Loan servicing and special servicing of commercial loan portfolios under indentures with a top-five U.S. bank.

  • Rating Agency and compliance advice in connection with commercial real estate collateralized debt obligations.

For more information, please contact:

Stacy C. Bedwick
Brian L. Murland
David Mallenbaum

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