About Dechert’s Finance and Real Estate Practice

Dechert is recognized as a leading firm in the area of commercial real estate finance. One of our core practices, both in the US and UK/European markets, involves the purchase and sale of all types of commercial real estate debt products, including whole mortgage loans; senior, subordinate and pari passu notes and participations; mezzanine loans (including senior/subordinate/pari passu mezzanine notes and participations); preferred equity; programmatic co-lending arrangements; syndicated loans and below investment grade CMBS bonds (“B-pieces”).

Our lawyers handle not only the purchase and sale of commercial real estate debt products, but also the origination of the commercial real estate loans that occurs prior to purchase/sale as well as in the full life cycle of commercial real estate loans after origination.

Our lawyers are widely recognized by the industry as being among the best in the field. Many play significant roles within industry organizations and make important contributions to industry practices. For example, Dechert lawyers collaborated to draft the industry standard CRE Finance Council “Form of Mezzanine Intercreditor Agreement” and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) “Model Whole Loan Sale and Servicing Agreement.” We offer valuable insights into industry issues that give our clients a competitive advantage – both now and in the future.

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