The COVID-19 pandemic, evolving underwriting standards, loan documentation changes - this year has brought significant changes for lenders and borrowers to contend with. This program will bring you up to speed and show you how to tackle new and enduring issues from both perspectives. Navigate the current commercial real estate loan landscape with confidence - register today!
Examine the impacts the coronavirus pandemic has had on commercial real estate financing.
Delve into the latest regulatory changes and see how lenders are changes their practices and contracts.
Explore the different loan options to determine which would be best for your client's situation and needs.
Review commercial loan document best practices for lenders and borrowers.
Get tips for tackling guarantees and other tensely-negotiated documents and clauses.
Commercial Real Estate Financing Before, During & After COVID-19
DAVID H. GUNNING II is a member of McDonald Hopkins LLC. Mr. Gunning is chair of the firm's national real estate practice and understands the complex and challenging issues facing the real estate industry. His experience spans the areas of real estate, finance, construction, and general corporate law and includes real estate acquisition and dispositions, joint venture agreements, investor relations, negotiations/contracts, litigation management, and fund development. Mr. Gunning has represented national lenders and other financial institutions, borrowers, institutional and corporate owners, national retailers, privately held businesses and national, regional and local developers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Gunning earned his B.A. degree from Lake Forest College and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
KENNETH L. LEVY is a partner with Zachary & Segraves, P.A. Mr. Levy practices in real estate litigation and, in particular, eminent domain and landlord/tenant. He is a special assistant attorney general of the state of Georgia and has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia World Congress Center, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the City of Avondale Estates, and numerous private individuals and entities. Mr. Levy has appeared as a guest lecturer before the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, continuing legal education seminars, and as a guest on CNN's Letter of the Law show, as well as a guest on The Business Channel. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati and J.D. degree from the American University Washington College of Law.
JON S. ROBINS is a shareholder based in the Philadelphia office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He handles a broad range of commercial real estate and finance matters on both the national and local level. Those include, but are not exclusive to finance, equity investment, restructurings, purchases and sales, and real estate development activities for clients in the private equity fund, capital market, institutional lender, REIT, hedge fund, developer, owner/operator, corporate, and investor space. For more than two decades, Mr. Robins has represented lenders and equity providers, including conduit lenders, banks, insurance companies, family offices, and private equity funds in diverse matters such as the formation of joint ventures; structuring and making preferred equity investments; the origination, purchase, sale, restructuring and enforcement of mortgage loans; mezzanine and construction loans; subordinate ("B") notes; participation and co-lender interests; and in structuring and negotiating inter-creditor, co-lender, and participation and servicing agreements. In complex and novel structures of mortgage and mezzanine loans, he often represents CMBS lenders and borrowers. Other significant representations include lenders and borrowers in deed-in-lieu and assignment-in-lieu transactions; acquisitions by ground lease, development, leasing, repositioning and disposition of hotels, restaurants, retail centers, multi-family properties, and office buildings on behalf of private equity funds, developers, and institutions; several UCC sales to realize on defaulted mezzanine loan collateral; experience with both acquirers and targets involving the real estate aspects of corporate M&A transactions; and capital providers in receivables financing, factoring and asset-based lending, and in the workout of such transactions. Additionally, Mr. Robins has wide-ranging experience with tenancy-in-common financing, as well as financing hospitality properties. In terms of purchase and sale of distressed debt, both buyers and sellers have engaged him, and he regularly advises clients on both strategy and tactics to resolve default situations and enforce remedies. Mr. Robins is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Colgate University and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Robins is a frequent lecturer on structured equity and loan issues.
NICOLE WATSON is an attorney at Nicole Watson Law, where she focuses her practice in real estate law. Ms. Watson earned her B.B.A. degree from Towson University; her master's in business administration and management from the University of Alabama; and her J.D. degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law.
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