Melissa C. Hinkle

Phone212 504 6972

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Loan Sales
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings
  • Mortgage Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions
 
University University of South Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 1992
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1995
 
Admitted2000, New York
 
Biography

Melissa Hinkle, a member of the firm's Management Committee, has experience with many types of commercial lending and other finance transactions, with an emphasis on representing investment and national banks and other lenders in the origination and securitization of commercial mortgage loans. She handles complex financings and is actively engaged in the sale of commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans in the secondary market. Her expertise includes mortgage lending, mezzanine finance, co-lending and participation arrangements, loan workouts and restructurings with a focus on complex real estate finance for the capital markets.

Melissa received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of South Florida. She co-authored the article “Use of Mezzanine Debt in Commercial Mortgage Loans,” which was published in the New York Law Journal on September 20, 2004. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Announces 2014 Management Committee

Jan 15, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys

Jun 01, 2011

Recognition

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

Treasury Department Guidance Issued on Modification of Securitized Commercial Mortgage Loans

Sep 16, 2009

GGP Bankruptcy Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Twenty Property Level Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings

Aug 13, 2009

Lenders File Motions to Dismiss Twenty-One General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings

Jun 04, 2009

General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Enters Final Order on Cash Collateral, Cash Management, and DIP Financing Issues

May 18, 2009

General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Defers Final Ruling on Cash Collateral, Cash Management and DIP Financing Issues

May 11, 2009

Events

CRE Financial Council January 2014 Conference

Jan 13, 2014

CRE Finance Council's January 2013 Conference

Jan 14, 2013

June Convention 2012

Jun 11, 2012

Experience
•Representing national investment bank for the origination and securitization of mortgage and mezzanine loans of $630 million secured by 80 retail properties.
•Representing co-lenders in $1.8 billion financing for the acquisition of over 600 hotel properties from a bankruptcy estate.
•Represented a national investment bank in a $650 million financing secured by a 55 property retail portfolio during the fourth quarter of 2009, which was one of the first single-borrower securitizations following the credit crisis.
•$22 billion financing in connection with the acquisition of Hilton Hotels Corp. (named Deal of the Year for 2008 by the publication Real Estate Finance & Investments), as restructured during the first quarter of 2010.
•$1.3 billion financing in connection with the acquisition of five Chicago office buildings that were a part of the original EOP portfolio.
•A $54 million refinancing and securitization of three resort hotels in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Ixtapa, Mexico.
•Represented originating lenders in structuring, documenting and sales of eleven tranches of mezzanine debt totaling $1.4 billion in connection with the acquisition financing of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village.
•$1.985 billion of refinancing secured by 13 resort hotels, including the sale of $685 million of mezzanine whole loans and participations.
•Represented international investment bank in providing the acquisition financing for two New York City office buildings secured by cross-defaulted mortgage and mezzanine loans totaling $272 million.
•Representation of group of lenders in the origination, securitization and secondary market sales of $1.5 billion mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by portfolio of 39 hotel properties.

 
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Office Information

Melissa C. Hinkle


New YorkNY 10281-0006




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