Overview

Brian P. Farnan is a principal at McCarthy Lebit.  His practice focuses on real estate and commercial lending, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation and general corporate law.

Brian has extensive real estate lending experience representing lending institutions(including banks, life insurance companies, etc.) and borrowers in the negotiation and documentation of construction, permanent, mezzanine, tax credit (historic and new markets) real estate financing and related loan restructuring/forbearance transactions.  He has diligently represented National City Bank and now, PNC Bank, in connection with over one hundred real estate transactions over the previous decade.  Brian also regularly represents financial institutions and borrowers on acquisition and other commercial financing transactions, including loan restructuring/forbearance transactions.

In addition, Brian’s experience includes representing clients on real estate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, entity formation, contract negotiation and general corporate matters.

Education

  • Purdue University
    • BS Management
  • St. John's University School of Law
    • JD

Admissions

  • Ohio

Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Star™ 2006 & 2009

Activities

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Experience

Representation of Lender in Leasehold Deed of Trust

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Representation of Lender in Leasehold Deed of Trust

Represented the lender in connection with a $12,000,000 real estate loan secured by a leasehold deed of trust on real property located in California that contemplated a future lot split, release and development of a portion of the collateral property.

Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

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Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $42 Million

    Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Sale $250 Million

    Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Sale $5 Million

    Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

    Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

  • Sale $50 Million

    Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

Stock Acquisition Purchase $60 Million

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Stock Acquisition Purchase $60 Million

Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of over $60 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition Purchase $18 Million

    Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of $18 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition $10 Million

    Represented a company that markets and distributes maintenance and repair products throughout the world in a stock acquisition for a purchase price in excess of $10 Million.

Stock Acquisition Purchase $18 Million

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Stock Acquisition Purchase $18 Million

Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of $18 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition Purchase $60 Million

    Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of over $60 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition $10 Million

    Represented a company that markets and distributes maintenance and repair products throughout the world in a stock acquisition for a purchase price in excess of $10 Million.

Stock Acquisition $10 Million

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Stock Acquisition $10 Million

Represented a company that markets and distributes maintenance and repair products throughout the world in a stock acquisition for a purchase price in excess of $10 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition Purchase $60 Million

    Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of over $60 Million.

  • Stock Acquisition Purchase $18 Million

    Represented a developer of adhesive and sealant products in a stock acquisition of a complementary line of business for a purchase price of $18 Million.

Sale $42 Million

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Sale $42 Million

Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

    Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $250 Million

    Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Sale $5 Million

    Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

    Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

  • Sale $50 Million

    Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

Sale $250 Million

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Sale $250 Million

Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

    Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $42 Million

    Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Sale $5 Million

    Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

    Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

  • Sale $50 Million

    Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

Sale $5 Million

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Sale $5 Million

Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

    Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $42 Million

    Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Sale $250 Million

    Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

    Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

  • Sale $50 Million

    Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

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Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

  • Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

    Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $42 Million

    Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Sale $250 Million

    Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Sale $5 Million

    Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Sale $50 Million

    Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

Sale $50 Million

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Sale $50 Million

Represented a private equity firm in the sale of a portfolio company for a purchase price of over $50 Million.

  • Contribution and Sale Agreement $35 Million Plus Earnout

    Represented a company that is global provider and seller of process automation, material conveying, and air conveying solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities in a contribution and sale agreement to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $35 Million plus an earnout for an additional percentage of equity.

  • Sale $42 Million

    Represented a company that manufactures respiratory protection and filtration equipment for a sale price in excess of $42 Million.

  • Sale $250 Million

    Acted a special counsel to certain shareholders in connection with the sale of a medical device company for a sale price of over $250 Million.

  • Sale $5 Million

    Represented a company engaged in the retail sale of propane gas and related products for a sale price of over $5 Million.

  • Sale $15 Million Plus Future Royalties

    Represented a developer of biosurgery and pharmaceutical products in the sale of four separate business units for a combined sale price of $15 million plus future royalties of up to $32 Million.

Stock Sale $40 Million

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Stock Sale $40 Million

Represented the shareholders of a company that manufactures and provides logistics for a complete line of gas management systems, compressed gas fittings, assemblies and manifolds for the alternative fuel, welding, cryogenic, medical and specialty gas markets throughout the world in a stock sale to a private equity firm for a purchase price of over $40 Million.

Multi-Million Dollar Credit Facilities to various Real Estate Investment Funds

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Multi-Million Dollar Credit Facilities to various Real Estate Investment Funds

Represented lender with several multi-million dollar credit facilities extended to various real estate investment funds.

  • $120 Million Credit Facility to Storage and Logistics Business

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a $120 million syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility to a group of related borrowers engaged in the storage and logistics business to facilitate a significant acquisition.

  • $18,900,000 Development of High Profile Project

    Represented lender in a complex $18,900,000 loan transaction to fund the development of a high profile $272,000,000 project involving 35 sources of project financing.

$120 Million Credit Facility to Storage and Logistics Business

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$120 Million Credit Facility to Storage and Logistics Business

Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a $120 million syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility to a group of related borrowers engaged in the storage and logistics business to facilitate a significant acquisition.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Credit Facilities to various Real Estate Investment Funds

    Represented lender with several multi-million dollar credit facilities extended to various real estate investment funds.

  • $18,900,000 Development of High Profile Project

    Represented lender in a complex $18,900,000 loan transaction to fund the development of a high profile $272,000,000 project involving 35 sources of project financing.

$18,900,000 Development of High Profile Project

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$18,900,000 Development of High Profile Project

Represented lender in a complex $18,900,000 loan transaction to fund the development of a high profile $272,000,000 project involving 35 sources of project financing.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Credit Facilities to various Real Estate Investment Funds

    Represented lender with several multi-million dollar credit facilities extended to various real estate investment funds.

  • $120 Million Credit Facility to Storage and Logistics Business

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a $120 million syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility to a group of related borrowers engaged in the storage and logistics business to facilitate a significant acquisition.

$40,000,000 Development Transaction involving Tax Credits

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$40,000,000 Development Transaction involving Tax Credits

Represented developer in a complex high profile $40,000,000 development transaction involving federal and state historic tax credits and new markets tax credits.

Refinancing of Skilled Nursing Home Facility

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Refinancing of Skilled Nursing Home Facility

Counsel to local nursing home operator in connection with refinancing of skilled nursing home facility.

$3,400,000 Retail Project

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$3,400,000 Retail Project

Represented lender in $3,400,000 amended loan facility for a retail project in Missouri.

  • $5,800,000 Retail Project

    Represented lender in $5,800,000 amended loan facility for a retail project in Iowa.

$5,800,000 Retail Project

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$5,800,000 Retail Project

Represented lender in $5,800,000 amended loan facility for a retail project in Iowa.

  • $3,400,000 Retail Project

    Represented lender in $3,400,000 amended loan facility for a retail project in Missouri.

$5,000,000 Urban Development

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$5,000,000 Urban Development

Represented lender in $5,000,000 revolving credit facility to fund infrastructure improvements in connection with a large scale planned urban development in Colorado.

  • $6,500,000 Urban Development

    Represented lender in $6,500,000 revolving credit facility to fund infrastructure improvements in connection with a large scale planned urban development in New Mexico.

$6,500,000 Urban Development

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$6,500,000 Urban Development

Represented lender in $6,500,000 revolving credit facility to fund infrastructure improvements in connection with a large scale planned urban development in New Mexico.

  • $5,000,000 Urban Development

    Represented lender in $5,000,000 revolving credit facility to fund infrastructure improvements in connection with a large scale planned urban development in Colorado.

In $6,000,000 Retail Property

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In $6,000,000 Retail Property

Represented lender in $6,000,000 mezzanine loan facility for the development of a retail property.

$15,000,000 CMBS Transaction

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$15,000,000 CMBS Transaction

Represented owner of commercial property in Ohio in $15,000,000 CMBS transaction.

  • $64,000,000 CMBS Transaction

    Represented owner of commercial properties in Ohio in $64,000,000 CMBS transaction.

$64,000,000 CMBS Transaction

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$64,000,000 CMBS Transaction

Represented owner of commercial properties in Ohio in $64,000,000 CMBS transaction.

  • $15,000,000 CMBS Transaction

    Represented owner of commercial property in Ohio in $15,000,000 CMBS transaction.

Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

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Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

Represented a company that specializes in recycling secondary scrap metal in a $28 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) which included the granting of a security interest in non-traditional assets.

  • Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

    Represented an authorized dealer of equipment and engines for a global organization in connection with a $50 million asset based credit facility (revolving, term and real estate loans) which included inter-creditor issues from various financing sources.

  • $50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $50 million asset based revolving credit facility extended to a national chain of religious product stores, which included the negotiation of inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $25 million second lien note.

  • $125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $125 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) extended to a publicly-traded global supplier of metal alloys, which included the negotiation of complex inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $35 million subordinated note.

  • $220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $220 million multi-currency asset based revolving credit facility extended to a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

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Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

Represented an authorized dealer of equipment and engines for a global organization in connection with a $50 million asset based credit facility (revolving, term and real estate loans) which included inter-creditor issues from various financing sources.

  • Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

    Represented a company that specializes in recycling secondary scrap metal in a $28 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) which included the granting of a security interest in non-traditional assets.

  • $50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $50 million asset based revolving credit facility extended to a national chain of religious product stores, which included the negotiation of inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $25 million second lien note.

  • $125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $125 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) extended to a publicly-traded global supplier of metal alloys, which included the negotiation of complex inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $35 million subordinated note.

  • $220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $220 million multi-currency asset based revolving credit facility extended to a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

$50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

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$50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $50 million asset based revolving credit facility extended to a national chain of religious product stores, which included the negotiation of inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $25 million second lien note.

  • Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

    Represented a company that specializes in recycling secondary scrap metal in a $28 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) which included the granting of a security interest in non-traditional assets.

  • Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

    Represented an authorized dealer of equipment and engines for a global organization in connection with a $50 million asset based credit facility (revolving, term and real estate loans) which included inter-creditor issues from various financing sources.

  • $125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $125 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) extended to a publicly-traded global supplier of metal alloys, which included the negotiation of complex inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $35 million subordinated note.

  • $220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $220 million multi-currency asset based revolving credit facility extended to a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

$125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

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$125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $125 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) extended to a publicly-traded global supplier of metal alloys, which included the negotiation of complex inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $35 million subordinated note.

  • Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

    Represented a company that specializes in recycling secondary scrap metal in a $28 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) which included the granting of a security interest in non-traditional assets.

  • Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

    Represented an authorized dealer of equipment and engines for a global organization in connection with a $50 million asset based credit facility (revolving, term and real estate loans) which included inter-creditor issues from various financing sources.

  • $50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $50 million asset based revolving credit facility extended to a national chain of religious product stores, which included the negotiation of inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $25 million second lien note.

  • $220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $220 million multi-currency asset based revolving credit facility extended to a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

$220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

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$220 Million Credit Facility to Manufacturer

Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $220 million multi-currency asset based revolving credit facility extended to a publicly-traded diversified manufacturer with operations throughout the world.

  • Company that specializes in Recycling Secondary Scrap Metal in $28 Million Credit Facility

    Represented a company that specializes in recycling secondary scrap metal in a $28 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) which included the granting of a security interest in non-traditional assets.

  • Dealer of Equipment and Engine in $50 Million Credit Facility

    Represented an authorized dealer of equipment and engines for a global organization in connection with a $50 million asset based credit facility (revolving, term and real estate loans) which included inter-creditor issues from various financing sources.

  • $50 Million Credit Facility to Chain of Stores

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $50 million asset based revolving credit facility extended to a national chain of religious product stores, which included the negotiation of inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $25 million second lien note.

  • $125 Million Credit Facility to Global Supplier of Metal Alloys

    Represented the agent and lead lender in connection with a syndicated $125 million asset based credit facility (revolving and term loans) extended to a publicly-traded global supplier of metal alloys, which included the negotiation of complex inter-creditor issues in connection with the issuance of a $35 million subordinated note.

$4,200,000 Distribution Center

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$4,200,000 Distribution Center

Represented lender in $4,200,000 construction facility for the development of a distribution center in New York that involved a complex tax structure in connection with a public/private transaction.

  • $15,750,000 Student Housing Project

    Represented lender in $15,750,000 construction facility for an student housing project in Ohio.

  • $17,500,000 Apartment Project

    Represented lender in $17,500,000 construction facility for an apartment project in Tennessee.

  • $32,000,000 Development of a Mall

    Represented lender in $32,000,000 construction facility for the development of a mall that utilized Indemnity Deeds of Trust to minimize transfer taxes.

  • $4,000,000 Apartment Complex

    Represented lender in $4,000,000 construction financing for apartment complex in Ohio.

$15,750,000 Student Housing Project

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$15,750,000 Student Housing Project

Represented lender in $15,750,000 construction facility for an student housing project in Ohio.

  • $4,200,000 Distribution Center

    Represented lender in $4,200,000 construction facility for the development of a distribution center in New York that involved a complex tax structure in connection with a public/private transaction.

  • $17,500,000 Apartment Project

    Represented lender in $17,500,000 construction facility for an apartment project in Tennessee.

  • $32,000,000 Development of a Mall

    Represented lender in $32,000,000 construction facility for the development of a mall that utilized Indemnity Deeds of Trust to minimize transfer taxes.

  • $4,000,000 Apartment Complex

    Represented lender in $4,000,000 construction financing for apartment complex in Ohio.

$17,500,000 Apartment Project

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$17,500,000 Apartment Project

Represented lender in $17,500,000 construction facility for an apartment project in Tennessee.

  • $4,200,000 Distribution Center

    Represented lender in $4,200,000 construction facility for the development of a distribution center in New York that involved a complex tax structure in connection with a public/private transaction.

  • $15,750,000 Student Housing Project

    Represented lender in $15,750,000 construction facility for an student housing project in Ohio.

  • $32,000,000 Development of a Mall

    Represented lender in $32,000,000 construction facility for the development of a mall that utilized Indemnity Deeds of Trust to minimize transfer taxes.

  • $4,000,000 Apartment Complex

    Represented lender in $4,000,000 construction financing for apartment complex in Ohio.

$32,000,000 Development of a Mall

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$32,000,000 Development of a Mall

Represented lender in $32,000,000 construction facility for the development of a mall that utilized Indemnity Deeds of Trust to minimize transfer taxes.

  • $4,200,000 Distribution Center

    Represented lender in $4,200,000 construction facility for the development of a distribution center in New York that involved a complex tax structure in connection with a public/private transaction.

  • $15,750,000 Student Housing Project

    Represented lender in $15,750,000 construction facility for an student housing project in Ohio.

  • $17,500,000 Apartment Project

    Represented lender in $17,500,000 construction facility for an apartment project in Tennessee.

  • $4,000,000 Apartment Complex

    Represented lender in $4,000,000 construction financing for apartment complex in Ohio.

$4,000,000 Apartment Complex

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$4,000,000 Apartment Complex

Represented lender in $4,000,000 construction financing for apartment complex in Ohio.

  • $4,200,000 Distribution Center

    Represented lender in $4,200,000 construction facility for the development of a distribution center in New York that involved a complex tax structure in connection with a public/private transaction.

  • $15,750,000 Student Housing Project

    Represented lender in $15,750,000 construction facility for an student housing project in Ohio.

  • $17,500,000 Apartment Project

    Represented lender in $17,500,000 construction facility for an apartment project in Tennessee.

  • $32,000,000 Development of a Mall

    Represented lender in $32,000,000 construction facility for the development of a mall that utilized Indemnity Deeds of Trust to minimize transfer taxes.

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