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In addition, Jim has an active capital markets practice in mortgage loan conduit programs, mortgage pool purchases and sales, as well as multiple property and single-asset real estate securitizations. He led the firm's real estate representation of Confederation Life Insurance Company in its $2 billion real estate securitization, which was the largest deal of its kind consummated at the time and recognized as a Deal of the Year by Institutional Investor. He also headed the team that was recognized for Deal of the Year in 2006 for the Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village financing, the single largest property financing to date.
Jim has extensive experience in real estate workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies. Such work include assets such as hotels, offices, condominiums, multi-family, retail, golf course and industrial properties. Jim represents several special servicers and financial institutions in connection with distressed real estate assets.
Jim formerly served as Managing Partner of the Charlotte office. He also served as an adjunct professor of Law at George Washington University, where he lectured in the area of real estate finance, and as Chair of the Securitization Committee for the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property Probate & Trust Law. Jim has been recognized by Who's Who of Capital Market Lawyers, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America, including being named a Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and Real Estate Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2013.
A graduate of Georgetown University, where he received his B.A., with honors, Jim received his J.D., with honors, from The Catholic University of America.
News & Resources
• Cadwalader Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 17, 2016
• Cadwalader Named Among Leading Law Firms in 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Aug 15, 2016
Clients & Friends Memos
• Treasury Department Guidance Issued on Modification of Securitized Commercial Mortgage Loans
Sep 16, 2009
• MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance(CREF)/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2014
Feb 02, 2014
(Also in Washington, D.C. Office)