Mark Weibel

Mark Weibel

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1111
    214.999.9221
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Mark Weibel is a Partner in the Real Estate & Banking Section in Thompson & Knight's Dallas office.

Mark focuses his practice on all phases of commercial real estate capital markets transactions, with a current emphasis on securitizations, including the representation of  special servicers in the CMBS market and other related loan workout environments, and provides transactional support in connection with the transition of defaulted commercial real estate projects into bankruptcy and litigation. He has unparalleled experience in the capital markets, which provides a unique benefit to his clients and their commercial real estate, and commercial real estate finance, transactions.

Mark has previously counseled financial institutions, private-equity groups, and Fortune 100 companies with their commercial real estate projects including capital structuring, securitizations (CLO, CDO, etc.), financings, acquisitions, development, and dispositions.

Mark is featured in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, The Best Lawyers in Texas, and the Legal 500 U.S. based on his work in structured finance and commercial real estate law.

Experience

Structured Finance

  • Lead counsel for a seller/depositor in a:
    • $125 million collateralized loan obligation securitization involving eighteen (18) loans secured by commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
    • $260 million collateralized loan obligation securitization involving twenty (20) loans secured by commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
  • Lead counsel for a special servicer in a:
    • $959 million traditional securitization involving twenty-five (25) loans secured by commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
    • $272 million traditional securitization involving two (2) loans secured by commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
    • $800 million traditional securitization involving forty-six (46) loans secured by commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
  • Special Real Estate Counsel for Trustee of Liquidating Trust created by Plan of Liquidation from SCI Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the second largest syndicator of tenant-in-common interests in the United States, involving fifty-seven (57) commercial real estate projects with an estimated acquisition value of $1.6 billion
  • Lead counsel for two securitized business trusts (REMIC) (through their special servicers) in a commercial real estate loan workout involving a $750 million multi-family portfolio (including numerous B-Notes, C-Notes, mezzanine lenders and intercreditor agreements) collateralized by twenty-nine projects located throughout the United States
  • Lead counsel for various securitized business trusts (REMIC) (through their  special servicer) in  unrelated commercial real estate loan workouts involving a:
    • $250 million multi-family portfolio (including three mezzanine loans in the collective principal balance of $83 million) collateralized by twenty commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
    • $170 million multi-family portfolio collateralized by thirteen commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States
    • $160 million multi-family portfolio (including mezzanine debt) involving four Class A commercial real estate properties located in Austin, Texas
      collateralized debt obligation (CDO) portfolio involving a $110 million multi-family project collateralized by nine properties located throughout the United States
    • Commercial real estate loan collateralized by ground leases on a national chain of eighty-three restaurants located throughout the United States
    • Securitized synthetic lease collateralized by assets and revenue generated by a national retailer in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Lead counsel for a securitized grantor business trust (through its special servicer) in the deconstruction of a $100 million single-asset securitization comprised of a commercial real estate loan secured by assets and revenue generated from a worldwide manufacturer of automobile parts and accessories
  • Lead counsel for a life insurance company in receivership in the State of Washington in the workout of a commercial real estate senior secured loan collateralized by a nuclear fallout shelter which included a second secured creditor in bankruptcy in Nevada, a third secured creditor, a borrower having filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and an unrelated third-party attempting to force a sale of the senior secured position pursuant to an intercreditor agreement

Complex Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Co-lead counsel for the acquisition, redevelopment, permanent, and tax increment financing (TIF) of the 1.5 million-square-foot historic First National Bank Building at 1401 Elm Street in Dallas, Texas, as part of the planned $170 million conversion of the vacant skyscraper into a mixed-use multi-family, office, and retail commercial real estate project
  • Lead counsel for a worldwide truck transportation company in a $155 million sale-leaseback transaction involving thirty-two properties located throughout the United States
  • Lead counsel for a Texas utility company in a multi-million dollar project involving the decommissioning, remediation, implosion, and sale of an electricity generation power plant facility
  • Lead counsel for The City of Garland in a multi-million dollar public/private partnership (including a Section 380 grant and an economic incentive package) with Trammel Crow for a mixed-use commercial real estate development project
  • Lead counsel for The City of Irving in negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys organization regarding their departure and transition from Texas Stadium to their new stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Lead counsel for The City of Garland in a multi-million dollar public/private partnership (including a Section 380 grant and an economic incentive package) of a commercial real estate project anchored by Bass Pro Shop
  • Lead counsel for a Fortune 100 company in all aspects of its commercial real estate holdings (purchase, lease, development, disposition, financing, etc.) with properties located throughout the United States
  • Lead counsel for an industrial real estate developer in the leasing, acquisition, construction financing and permanent financing of 150,000-square-foot national office/warehouse distribution facility
  • Lead counsel for an industrial real estate developer in the leasing, acquisition, construction financing and permanent financing of a 500,000-square-foot national warehouse/distribution facility
  • Lead counsel for a publicly-traded master limited partnership in its acquisition, leasing, financing (interim and permanent) and disposition of office buildings located throughout the United States

Distinctions/Honors

  • Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (Real Estate); 2013-2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law); 2007-2016
  • Dallas Litigation-Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc.; 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate); 2010-2014
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate), D Magazine; 2011, 2014-2015
  • The Best Lawyers in Texas (Structured Finance and Real Estate Law); 2008-2010
  • The Legal 500 U.S. by Legalease (Real Estate: Texas - Transactions and Finance); 2008-2009, 2011-2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated
  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate); 2015

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law Section)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association (Real Property and Probate Section)

  • Member, State Bar of Oklahoma

  • Member, CRE Finance Council

  • Chair, CREFC Hi-Yield Forum Educational Summit (2012, 2013)

  • Member, CREFC Hi-Yield Forum Steering Committee (2012)

  • Board Member, Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors (COMBOG) for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), 2014

  • Member, Thompson & Knight LLP Management Committee (2013, 2014)