David Burkholder

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Warehouse Lending
University Boston University, B.A., 1992; University of West Florida, M.B.A., 1996
Law SchoolCase Western Reserve University, School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Admitted2000, North Carolina

David Burkholder concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily focusing on commercial mortgaged-backed securitization transactions, structured mortgage loan participations and warehouse lending, as well as advising servicers and lenders in connection with the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets.

He has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, trustees and servicers in various types of public and private securitizations, including commercial mortgaged-backed securitizations and collateralized debt obligations. In addition, he has represented a number of major investment banks and financial institutions in the participation and sale of mortgage loans and mezzanine loans as well as in structuring and negotiating finance facilities and joint venture arrangements. David also has experience in work-outs of non-performing commercial mortgage loans in CMBS transactions and in other distressed asset sales, as well as extensive experience negotiating and drafting securitization offering documents, pooling and servicing agreements, indentures, underwriting agreements, mortgage loan and other asset sale agreements, and warehouse and repurchase facility documentation.

He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, his Master of Business Administration from the University of West Florida, and his J.D. degree, with honors, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

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Risk Retention for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Fact Sheet
David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro,Anna H. Glick,Stuart N. Goldstein,Robert Kim, November 3, 2014
On October 22, 2014, the federal regulatory agencies responsible for implementing regulations under Dodd-Frank finalized the risk retention rules for ABS transactions, including CMBS transactions. The final rules come more than three years after risk retention rules were originally proposed, and...

At Long Last - SEC Adopts Final Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,Bruce C. Bloomingdale,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro, September 8, 2014
On August 27, 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved final rules relating to asset-backed securities (“ABS”) disclosure and registration (the “Final Rules”). The Final Rules are contained in a final release, which was published on...

SEC Adopts Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro,Anna H. Glick, September 2, 2014
Yesterday morning the Securities and Exchange Commission in an open meeting voted to adopt long-awaited final rules (the "Final Rules") implementing a series of changes to the registration and offering process for asset-backed securities (“ABS”) and expanded disclosure and...
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David Burkholder

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2400
CharlotteNC 28202


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