Lisa works with portfolio lenders, commercial banks, CMBS master and special servicers, pension fund advisers, private equity funds, government-sponsored entities and owners nationwide to find strategic and cost-efficient solutions to finance, administer and manage their commercial real estate investments and portfolios. She represents structured finance participants in the acquisition of servicing rights in public and private securitizations, and routinely handles large loan originations, assumptions and restructurings exceeding $100 million, as well as investment sales, acquisitions and joint ventures. Lisa also handled resolution of several of the largest and most complicated CMBS loan assets for special servicers during the recent financial crisis.
Lisa brings broad legal and business perspective and problem-solving skills to all aspects of real estate, real estate finance and capital markets transactions. She serves as deputy chair of Sutherland's Real Estate Practice Group.
Represented leading master and special servicers in public, private and agency securitizations exceeding $9 billion in deal volume in 2015.
Completed a $1.2 billion mortgage loan restructure with payment in full to holders of securitized and rake bond debt.
Completed the long-term refinancing of a leading $150 million office building in Washington, DC and the defeasance of prior securitized debt.
Closed modifications and extensions of subordinate participating construction and permanent mortgage loan facilities and subordination arrangements on multifamily properties exceeding $300 million in metropolitan Washington, DC.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers (2014-2016)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate (2015-2016)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate and construction (2016)
Honorable Frank A. Kaufman, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland