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CMBS Lending & Servicing Transactions

Providing value in every transaction.

Our commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) team works in close liaison with loan originators, master servicers and special servicers to nurse, push and execute deals across the nation. We’ve closed a total of 3,500 CMBS loans spanning every state worth approximately $50 billion in volume, including more than 800 loans totaling nearly $13 billion since 2010. Our keen understanding of the legal issues endemic to complex financing enables us to provide value in every transaction, large or small, routine or highly specialized.

Loan Originations

Our team works predominately on the lender side, but we’ve also completed a significant amount of regional work for a handful of REIT clients as well as numerous regional developers. Unlike most law firms in Middle America, our attorneys are able to issue non-consolidation, springing member, authority to file and New York law legal opinions.

Master Servicing

We routinely represent master servicers in connection with a variety of servicing-related matters. We also have represented borrower clients in connection with both sides of assumption transactions, with added efficiency assisting clients in tenant bankruptcies.

Special Servicing

We represent a variety of special servicers, generally in the enforcement of the loan documents through the foreclosure process, or by taking title through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. We also help borrower clients address challenges related to working with special servicers.

Key Contacts

Chandler N. Hodge Profile Image
Chandler N. Hodge

Practice Group Leader

Louisville, KY

John W. Gragg Profile Image
John W. Gragg

Partner

Louisville, KY

Barry A. Hines Profile Image
Barry A. Hines

Partner

Louisville, KY

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