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Over 30 years of experience in all manners of complex financial transactions, including tax-exempt financing, commercial, industrial and residential real estate development lending, asset-based and other corporate lending, as well as workout and restructuring of troubled loans, and loan sales. Transactions include serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel or credit enhancer counsel in government obligation bonds, industrial development revenue bonds, special service area bonds and other forms of tax-exempt financing, representing lead and mezzanine lenders in high-rise condominium buildings,single family/ townhome developments, condominium conversions, mixed-use, public/private redevelopments, hotels, charter schools, office buildings, shopping centers, factories and nursing homes. Also have represented lenders on projects in New York, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, California and other states. Other transactions include commercial and industrial asset-based lines of credit and owner-occupied financing.
Specialties: Bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel and credit enhancer counsel for tax-exempt financing, including GOs, IRBs, SSAs and TIFs. Corporate, industrial, commercial and real estate lending. Forbearance, settlement, deed in lieu and restructuring loan transactions. Loan sales. Representation of both borrowers, senior and mezzanine lenders and other parties.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1980||08/10/2016|
|Of Counsel||Arnstein & Lehr, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Meltzer Purtill & Stelle LLC||1998 - 2011|
|Associate/Partner||Berger Newmark & Fenchel||1986 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Bond Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Lawyer Magazine||Closing Argument: Marking time without the mess||2012|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|