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WilmerHale’s Real Estate Practice represents borrowers and lenders in complex mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions across a wide variety of asset classes. We have extensive experience with government-sponsored enterprises and HUD, as well as conventional lenders, life insurance companies and mezzanine lenders. WilmerHale also has one of the leading workout and bankruptcy practices in the nation, and we regularly collaborate with our bankruptcy lawyers to restructure debt on distressed real estate projects.

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Barnett, Keith R.

Keith R. Barnett

Partner

+1 617 526 6930 (t)

keith.barnett@wilmerhale.com

Boulger, Sean T.

Sean T. Boulger

Vice Chair, Real Estate Practice Group

+1 617 526 6870 (t)

sean.boulger@wilmerhale.com

Barnett, Keith R.

Keith R. Barnett

Partner

+1 617 526 6930 (t)

keith.barnett@wilmerhale.com

Boulger, Sean T.

Sean T. Boulger

Partner

+1 617 526 6870 (t)

sean.boulger@wilmerhale.com

Burke, Robert D.

Robert D. Burke

Partner

+1 617 526 6470 (t)

robert.burke@wilmerhale.com

Burton, Douglas L.

Douglas L. Burton

Partner

+1 617 526 6270 (t)

douglas.burton@wilmerhale.com

Jakubowski, Paul

Paul Jakubowski

Partner

+1 617 526 6948 (t)

paul.jakubowski@wilmerhale.com

Edwards, Stephen M.

Stephen M. Edwards

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6067 (t)

stephen.edwards@wilmerhale.com

Gold, H. David

H. David Gold

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6425 (t)

david.gold@wilmerhale.com

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Susan M. Kincaid

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6577 (t)

susan.kincaid@wilmerhale.com

Experience

A sampling of our transactions on the lender side includes:

  • Representing the seller of a portfolio of more than $1 billion of highly complex, high-profile mortgage and mezzanine loans.
  • Representing a consortium of two life insurance companies and a pension fund on a $300 million mortgage loan on Boston's Prudential Center.
  • Representing a life insurance company on a $200 million construction mortgage loan for a mixed-use retail, office and residential project in Boston.
  • Completing the formation of a mezzanine finance fund for an offshore client to invest in multi-family projects in conjunction with first-mortgage loans from government-sponsored enterprises. 

A sampling of our transactions on the borrower side includes:

  • Representing a joint venture to obtain an acquisition and construction loan for a 415,000 square foot research and development project in Boston's Longwood Medical District.
  • Representing a mutual fund in obtaining more than $400 million in mortgage loans from government-sponsored enterprises and life insurance companies on multiple projects throughout the United States.
  • Representing borrowers on more than $1 billion of acquisition loans and refinancings secured by mortgages on senior housing facilities located throughout the United States, including a $500 million credit facility from a government-sponsored enterprise.
  • Representing the owner of a mixed-use project, including a luxury hotel, on a $165 million mortgage loan from a life insurance company.
  • Representing the borrower in the permanent financing of a 130-unit artist housing apartment complex in Lowell, Massachusetts using taxable and tax-exempt debt, federal and state historic and low-income tax credits, and other affordable housing funds.
  • Advising a private equity fund with respect to the restructuring of the master lease of a Manhattan high-rise apartment and the related modification of debt issued by a government-sponsored enterprise.

Publications & News

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May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

October 22, 2014

Progress Software Announces Intent to Acquire Telerik

WilmerHale client Progress Software Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools.

November 1, 2013

WilmerHale Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Again Named International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list names WilmerHale as “Law Firm of the Year” in International Arbitration—this is the second consecutive year that the firm has won this honor—and honors WilmerHale as a first-tier law firm in 27 national and 60 metro-area rankings.

August 31, 2012

The 2013 Best Lawyers in America® List Includes 101 WilmerHale Lawyers

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

September 15, 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

WilmerHale earns first-tier rankings for a dozen national practices.

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.

March 18, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Honors WilmerHale, Ranking Over 100 Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and two WilmerHale lawyers will be recognized in the eighth edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.