Attorneys in Thompson & Knight’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group have represented clients in all aspects of real estate capital markets transactions for more than 20 years, with particular expertise in representing traditional and nonconventional financial institutions, private-equity groups, senior secured conduit originators, mezzanine lenders, master servicers and special servicers of securitized REMIC Trusts, and servicers of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
Our attorneys have served as lead counsel in thousands of transactions involving secured and unsecured senior, junior, and mezzanine loan originations; workouts involving senior and junior secured and unsecured positions; A/B splits and B-Notes; clean-up call options; 3.18 purchase options; individual and portfolio loan sale transactions; securitizations; debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings in bankruptcy; equity and debt capitalization (and recapitalization) structures and related tax consequences; acquisition, disposition, development, build-to-suit, synthetic lease, sale-lease back, and §1031 deferred exchange transactions; and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) partnerships.
A significant portion of our practice currently focuses on the representation of REMIC Trusts in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market by working with the special servicers, as well as other related loan workout environments, including Chapter 11 bankruptcies, state and federal court receiverships, guarantor “carve-out” litigation, and repurchase claim litigation. Our extensive experience in the real estate capital markets, which includes all asset classes located throughout the United States, provides a substantial benefit to our clients because we are able to deliver cutting-edge transactional solutions to issues that develop during our clients’ projects.
Finally, our Real Estate Capital Markets Group includes attorneys from multiple legal disciplines within the Firm to address all of our clients’ issues. This includes attorneys with expertise in areas such as (i) corporate and partnership, (ii) tax, (iii) environmental, (iv) commercial litigation, and (v) bankruptcy and restructuring, to utilize their expertise and knowledge to quickly and efficiently address the inevitable subtle and nuanced issues that are unique to a real estate capital markets project.