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Lindsey Z. Parker

Of Counsel
Area of Focus: CMBS, Franchise Law
Lindsey concentrates her practice on the representation of two of the largest special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities in the country, handling workouts, modifications, foreclosures, assumptions and consents with respect to such loans, and REO sales after foreclosure of these loans. She also has significant experience with hotel loan financing and has worked extensively with major national franchisors, including negotiation of franchise agreements, on behalf of franchisees.
Q & A
How has your experience in the hotel sector been valuable to your clients?
Hotels are unique assets which require servicers to address multiple considerations as either a lender or owner. By working extensively with each franchisor in these capacities, I have helped our clients cultivate deep relationships and establish protocols to foster efficiency in the handling of future hospitality loans and properties. 
How did the last downturn impact your practice?
My broad experience with a large number of foreclosures, loan workouts and restructurings enables me to fully appreciate the needs of servicers when faced with assets struggling to perform in order to meet their obligations to lenders. By gaining an awareness of these issues, I am more aptly suited to prevent these same problems from recurring during a future downturn.
What makes the hospitality sector unique?
With hotel transactions, you are not just dealing with the lender-borrower role found in office and retail properties. I have a strong understanding of both an operating business and the role that a franchise plays in that business.
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, e...
Representation of Rialto Capital Advisors in the assumption of a portfolio of four hotel loans totaling $65 million, the collateral of which was sold to a private investment firm. Representation included modifying the loan documents to accommodate a REIT structure and addressing operating lease, man...
Representation of LNR Partners on a complex loan assumption for a $24 million hotel in Carmel, California. Handled major restructuring of the loan to accommodate a REIT structure and addressed operating lease and management issues as part of the transaction.
  • University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, cum laude, 2007
    Vanderbilt University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2004
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
    Member, 2010 - 2016
    CRE Finance Council
    Junior League of Miami
    Spotlight Miami
    The Florida Bar
  • Florida
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2013 - 2018

    Book award recipient in Legal Accounting