Marjie C. Nealon

Area of Focus: Real Estate, CMBS
Marjie C. Nealon

Marjie C. Nealon represents the largest special servicers of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans in the country, which service hundreds of pools of CMBS loans totaling hundreds of billions in principal and relating to real property interests in all fifty states. Marjie also represents these national companies in all of the states in which they own, or service, REO properties and loans with respect to sales of all types of commercial property including office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, storage facility, golf courses, parking lots and mixed-use, as well as portfolios of real property. In addition, she has handled the disposition of loans and loan portfolios on similar properties throughout the United States. 

Marjie's work for these special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securitized loans involves all aspects of administration, servicing and resolving of the loans, including loan forbearances, modifications, extensions, workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, coordination of foreclosures, assumptions and transfers of beneficial interests, as well as lease approvals and terminations, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, redevelopment and construction issues, partial releases, condemnations, substitutions of collateral, mezzanine and other subordinate financing, easement approvals and other real estate related transactions. In the course of her work, Marjie is responsible for coordinating approvals from national rating agencies.

Marjie is also actively involved in interpreting the securitization documents governing the pooling of CMBS loans. Her practice also included the representation of developers, portfolio managers, investors, commercial lenders, landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate transactions.

Q & A
What makes you a good deal lawyer?
I am an excellent draftsperson. I have the ability to conceptualize deal structures. For example, a client may engage me to handle a complex modification. I begin the process with a thorough review of the deal documents and terms, and can visualize the restructuring from documentation through negotiation and closing. 
What keeps your clients up at night?
We work in an industry that has gone through varied significant changes.  I have been through every shift — downturns and upswings — in the past 30 years. I see my role as guiding my clients through these changes, looking for ways to mitigate losses, and taking advantage of new opportunities. 
  • University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, Junior Editor and Senior Special Projects Editor, University of Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif, with high honors, 1985
    University of Florida, B.A., 1982
  • CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
    Servicer's Forum Member
    Dade County Bar Association
    The Florida Bar
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013 - present

    AVĀ® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell