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General Counsel to Equity Receiver Over Non-Profit Biomedical Research Institute

Michael E. Imber, as Receiver for Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida Corp. (VGTI)
Representation of the court-appointed equity receiver over Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida Corp. ("VGTI"), a non-profit, biomedical research institute established in 2008 with the assistance of a $60 million grant from the State of Florida's Innovation Incentive Fund intended to anchor and drive the State's expansion strategy for biomedical research. Construction of VGTI's state-of-the-art research facility in Port St. Lucie was funded by a mortgage loan from the City of Port St. Lucie, which was in turn funded by a $64 million bond issuance. In a general counsel role to the receiver, Bilzin Sumberg assisted in all aspects of the fulfillment of the receiver's duties including investigating the affairs of VGTI, managing and marketing VGTI's real property, and working with stakeholders in order to maximize of the recovery for creditors.
Jeffrey I. Snyder

Jeffrey I. Snyder

Partner, Assistant General Counsel
Representation of LNR Partners, the largest special servicer of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans in the country. LNR services 145 pools of CMBS loans, totaling more than $220 billion in principal and relating to real property interests in all fifty states. We have handled over $4.2...