Real Estate Financing

Williams & Associates has extensive experience representing commercial lenders, borrowers, guarantors and other parties in loan origination, refinancing and workout transactions. Our lender clients have included banks and other financial institutions, private lenders, public agencies, and life insurance companies. Our borrower clients have included developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and other real estate interests.

The types of lending transactions that we have worked on include:

Conventional Portfolio Lending, Construction Financing, Permanent Financing, Bridge Financing, Asset Based Lending, Participations and other co-lending structures, Mezzanine Financing, Equity Investment, Government Financing Programs, Other Debt Arrangements, and Conduit Bond Financing.

As with our other practice areas, real estate assets provided as security have included almost all commercial real estate property types including office, retail, industrial, mixed-use properties, hotels, health care, entertainment venues and others. We have also prepared sets of form loan documents for clients.

We have represented lender clients in obtaining regulatory approvals to operate in California.

Financing Transactions: Clients and transactions

· State pension fund - construction and rehabilitation loan for theater property

· Small business borrower - industrial development bond conduit loan to purchase building and expand manufacturing operation

· Commercial bank - agent in syndication of five bank/$150 million line of credit to housing developer

· Public agency lender - restructure of loans in revitalized areas of downtown Los Angeles

· National life insurance company - assumptions of loans to national homebuilder

· Individual seller of office building - Seller financing to purchaser

· Trade association for category of commercial lenders - preparation of form loan documents for California secured-assets

· Real estate developer - financing of development under federal New Market Tax Credit program

· National life insurance company - preparation of Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attornment Agreements

· Numerous out of state lenders - local counsel for loans secured by California real estate

· Commercial lenders and borrowers - Review of loan files, preparation of one or more documents in transactions and/or advice on one or more issues in transactions

· Out of state bank - notifications/approvals to open California office

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633 West Fifth Street
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Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 213-631-9201
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