Real Estate Finance
The Real Estate Finance lawyers at Stahl Cowen successfully help clients plan, negotiate, document, and obtain the secured and unsecured financing they need to realize a wide range of real estate projects, through traditional bank debt, complex Tax Increment Financing structures, and other public programs such as HUD 202 and 223f programs, Chicago Department of Housing and Illinois Housing Development Authority funding programs as well as loan syndications, subordinated debt, mezzanine financing, and other vehicles.

In addition, we have favorably negotiated numerous forms of non-traditional financing arrangements, including sales and real estate tax incentives to joint venture structures that blend equity and debt arrangements with institutional and private party investors.

In one recent matter, we saved a client's group of commercial properties in technical default due to a guarantor breach on its loan. Payments were current, but the hedge fund lenders were putting extraordinary pressure on our client to surrender the property. We quickly cut a deal with the lenders, then helped the client raise new capital and replace the lenders.

A large part of the firm's practice involves acting as lender's counsel in loan transactions. We have for many years assisted institutional and private lenders to analyze, structure, perform due diligence and document complex real estate loans.