Dallas – Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates Partners Benjamin F.S. Herd and William M. O’Connor on their recognition in the 2016 Irish Legal 100 by Irish Voice.
Mr. Herd is a Real Estate & Banking Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office. He has represented commercial mortgage backed securities (“CMBS”) lenders in hundreds of loan origination transactions, as well as whole loan sales, syndications, and “b-note” purchases/sales. Mr. Herd also represents special servicers in relation to defaulted or troubled loan workouts, maturity default resolution, collateral foreclosure, lease negotiation, and the sale of REO property. In addition, he assists national and regional banks in complex commercial loan transactions. Consistently recognized for his legal skills, Mr. Herd has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2013-2016) and Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2015), and has been named a “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (2015).
Mr. O’Connor is Co-Chair of Thompson & Knight’s Real Estate Capital Markets Practice Group and a Partner in the Firm’s New York office. He is a recognized leader in the special servicing of CMBS and related aspects of loan workouts. He is a founding member and chairman of the High Yield Debt and Investment Forum at CREFC, the leading industry trade association for the commercial real estate finance industry. Consistently recognized for his legal skills, he has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2006; 2011-2016), has been named a “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (2015), and received the Empire State Counsel® award from the New York Bar Association (2014-2016).
The Irish Legal 100 is comprised of some of the most accomplished and distinguished lawyers of Irish descent from all across the United States. Lawyers are chosen from law schools, law firms, the judiciary, and industry. According to its website, “the Irish Legal 100 represents our most vibrant Irish network designed to bring people together, foster modern relationships with Ireland, and to advance the interests of Irish America.” For more information, please visit: www.irishlegal100.com.