Oversaw the servicing of over $6 billion worth of hotel loans involving sales and loan assumptions, restructurings, mergers, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, forbearances and other workouts, changes in franchises/ flags, operating/ master lease issues, private equity takeovers, changes in management, extensive PIP construction, equipment leases, mezzanine loans and preferred equity participations. The transactions involved national players such as Ashford Hospitality Trust, CNL Hotels, Innkeepers REIT, Equity Inns REIT, Africa Israel and Whitehall Funding. The large multi-state hotel portfolio transactions and restructurings included the Red Roof Inn portfolio, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF) 3-pack portfolio, Innkeepers portfolio and the Trinity portfolio.
Handled billions of dollars in distressed debt related to modifications, extensions, forbearances, discounted payoffs, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
Debtors' counsel to Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings, LLC, and two of its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Florida. The debtors had over $2 billion of funded debt, had used $500 million of equity, and were prosecuting claims for $800 million in unpaid additional finan...
Served as borrower's counsel in a $2.7 billion multi-tiered syndicated secured and mezzanine acquisition loan transaction involving a financial services company.