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 30 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) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs).
Our attorneys have served as lead counsel in thousands of loan origination and workout transactions (involving equity, debt, and related instruments) that have included senior, junior, and subordinated secured, unsecured, and mezzanine loan structures, A/B Note Splits, B-Notes, and every aspect of the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and CLO markets. This further includes, but is not limited to, originations; negotiation of pooling and CMBS and CLO servicing agreements; and representation of master servicers, special servicers, and bondholders exercising Section 3.18 Fair Value Purchase Options and Clean-Up Call Options.
We also have significant experience in representing all types of creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including single-asset real estate cases (also including debtor-in-possession and exit financing structures involved therein); federal and state court receiverships throughout the United States; guarantor “carve-out” litigation; repurchase claim litigation; individual and portfolio loan sale and purchase transactions; securitizations of CMBS and CLO loan and derivative instruments; preferred equity structures, equity, and debt capitalization and recapitalization structures and related tax consequences; and acquisition, disposition, development, build-to-suit, synthetic lease, sale lease-back, and §1031 tax deferred exchange transactions.
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 solutions to issues that develop during our clients’ transactions, lawsuits, and bankruptcies.
Finally, our Real Estate Capital Markets Group includes attorneys from multiple legal disciplines within the Firm to address all of our clients’ issues. Attorneys with expertise in areas such as (i) commercial litigation, (ii) bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, (iii) tax, (iv) corporate and partnership, and (v) environmental 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.