Bonnie Neuman's practice is concentrated in the area of real estate finance, representing clients in domestic and cross-border transactions, including the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, syndication, loan servicing, non-performing loan securitizations, loan restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters. Her clients include global investment banks, national and international financial institutions, investors and servicers.
Bonnie's experience includes the financing of a wide range of commercial properties, including hotels, commercial office buildings, shopping centers and recreational vehicle parks ranging from single, trophy assets to multi-asset and whole-company transactions. In addition, she has experience in the drafting and negotiating of intercreditor arrangements and secondary market sales of mortgage and mezzanine loans.
A member of the Women's Leadership Initiative, Bonnie also serves as an Assignment Manager for summer associates and is involved in Firm recruiting efforts both on and off-campus. Bonnie is also a member of the CREFC Women's Community Outreach Committee where she serves as the chair of the Education and Empowerment Sub-Committee.
She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, where she was a notes and articles editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and a B.S. from Boston University, magna cum laude. Bonnie is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Recent transactions on which Bonnie has advised include her representation of:
•The lenders in an approximately $1.1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the sale of Great Wolf Resorts to Centerbridge Partners.
•The lenders in an approximately $1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of three luxury resorts by The Blackstone Group.
•The lenders in an approximately $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of mobile home and recreational vehicle resorts in the U.S. and Canada by Centerbridge Partners.
•The lenders in a $2 billion mortgage and mezzanine refinancing of the Motel 6 hotel chain.
•The lender in a $300 million mortgage loan secured by the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
•The lender in a $560 million mortgage loan to finance the acquisition of the Park Avenue Tower by The Blackstone Group.
•The lender in a $420 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
•The lender in an approximately $1.9 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of the Royal Hawaiian, the Westin Moana Surfrider, the Sheraton Waikiki, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and the Palace Hotel.
•The lenders in a $3.5 billion CMBS mortgage loan secured by 23 Hilton hotel properties in the United States and Puerto Rico and subsequent IPO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings.
•The lenders in a $1.3 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with The Blackstone Group's $1.9 billion acquisition of the Motel 6 hotel chain from Accor SA.
News & Resources
• Cadwalader Names Five New Partners Dec 18, 2015
• Cadwalader Recognized by The Legal 500 US 2015 Among Nation's Top Firms Jun 03, 2015
• Enforcing Mezzanine Loans Triggers Transfer Taxes Jun 22, 2009