Cole Schotz P.C.


Financing, Debt Acquisitions & Sales


Our depth of knowledge and experience has enabled us to handle transactions of virtually every type, including ground lease and joint venture financings, sale-lease backs, securitized and portfolio loans, mezzanine loans, DIP financings and public and private offerings of real estate securities. We also handle mergers and acquisitions of real estate based companies spanning a variety of assets, including multi-family residential communities, office and retail projects, industrial properties and hospitality projects.

We assist clients with restructurings of performing, sub-performing and non-performing real estate loans and REO, and the broad array of issues that arise in these transactions.  In addition, we have the resources to workout, enforce and resolve distressed loans and to develop exit strategies with our clients.  Working alongside our Litigation Group and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Group, we can provide guidance to both lenders and borrowers in navigating through the mortgage and UCC foreclosure process.

We have been involved in the purchase and sale of interests in existing loans among private equity groups and commercial banks, loans secured by a variety of collateral – from a residential condominium project in New Jersey to a midtown Manhattan office building to a portfolio of industrial warehouses across nine states to an equity interest in the ownership of a Class A office building in downtown Newark.

We also have significant international experience, having handled transactions throughout the U.S., Mexico, Germany, Canada, Russia, Barbados, and Saint Maarten among many others. In addition, we regularly serve as New Jersey or New York counsel to national and international real estate investors making significant investments in local real estate projects and buying distressed real estate mortgages or projects. 





Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014

Cole Schotz Members Gary Leibowitz and Irving Walker Named Super Lawyers

Baltimore-Based Attorneys Recognized for Business Bankruptcy Work December 20, 2013