Real Estate/Commercial Finance
The Firm’s real estate and commercial finance practice focuses primarily on the representation of lenders and is nationally recognized for its representation in complex real estate financings, lines of credit, letters of credit, low-income housing tax credit transactions and mortgage-backed bond credit enhancement transactions. The Firm is a recognized leader in the representation of lenders providing conventional financing and letter of credit enhanced financing for low- and moderate-income housing and related community development transactions. The Firm’s long-standing relationships with New York State and local housing agencies enable the Firm to effectively represent its clients in a wide variety of transactions. The Finance and Real Estate Group attorneys have been working for more than thirty years in the area of real estate development and finance and they have an appreciation for the differing interests of all parties to a transaction and the ability to negotiate resolution of issues which might otherwise impede or prevent a closing.
The Firm has served as “Red Book” bond counsel to a number of municipal entities in New York, providing analysis, responsive service and documents that enable our bond issuers to economically address their financing needs. The Firm has also served as counsel to letter of credit banks, underwriters and bond trustees in various transactions involving general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and bonds issued on behalf of municipal issuers. The Firm offers beneficial fee arrangements significantly lower than those of larger, metropolitan firms without compromising the level of representation.
Corporate/Equity Finance and Conveyances
The Finance and Real Estate Group has represented a number of private companies and corporations in connection with efforts to raise capital through private placement memoranda, issuances of structured debt and equity investments.
That experience covers financial and business services, software development, retail, distribution e-commerce, light manufacturing and distribution companies. The Finance and Real Estate Group has also represented a number of small business owners who have sold their interests through asset or stock/membership interest sales, working with clients’ accounting and other professionals to structure optimum exit strategies.