Lawrence Brown has extensive experience representing national and regional banks and other institutional lenders in structuring, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured transactions ranging in size from $1 million to several hundred million dollars. That experience includes acquisition and development loans, construction loans, bridge loans, mezzanine loans, multi-property revolving credit facilities, tenant-in-common financings, working capital lines of credit, syndications, participations and intercreditor arrangements. His local lending practice has included financings of retail, office, industrial, multifamily, medical properties, power plants, solar and wind facilities, hotels, resorts and sports arenas in Arizona.
Lawrence also regularly represents borrowers in connection with their financing needs. This includes negotiating term sheets and loan documentation as well as coordinating closings. His borrower-side experience has included financing a wide variety of real estate assets, including residential developments, affordable housing and redevelopment projects, condominium projects, office and industrial buildings, retail centers, golf courses, hotels, restaurants, medical facilities, power plants, solar projects, as well as unsecured and asset-backed facilities.
Having a broad finance practice also means Lawrence advises owners, lenders and distressed debt purchasers in connection with restructurings and forbearances related to both individual sites and multi-property portfolios.
Lawrence Brown regularly represents local, regional, national and international clients in the real estate development and hospitality industries. His experience includes acquisition, financing, development, operation and disposition of projects which have ranged from an individual retail pad to a million square foot mixed-use project.
Lawrence Brown has more than 15 years of transactional deal experience representing local, regional, national and international clients with their legal needs. In that time, Lawrence has counseled clients in financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, real estate purchases, sales and developments, joint venture formations, and a wide variety of other contractual arrangements. Lawrence has been privileged to represent clients in many industries, including the financial, real estate development, education, hotel, energy services, construction, institutional investment, hospitality, entertainment, high technology and healthcare sectors.
Representative Presentations and Publications
• P3 101-Is Your Local Legal Team Ready to Help on a P3 Project?, Co-Author, JD Supra (March 26, 2014)
• Cayman Islands Corporation Engaged in U.S. Trade or Business: Inverworld v. Commissioner, 50 Tax Law 659
•Regularly conducts in-house seminars for clients and attorneys regarding real estate and finance matters
•Regularly speaks at schools ranging from grade schools through graduate schools on legal topics and access to credit markets
•Mountain Park Community Church, Board Member and Kids Leader
•YMCA/AYSO Soccer and Baseball Coach
•Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Past Development Committee
•American Heart Association, Past Heart Walk Committee
•Volunteer Lawyers Program
Other Professional Experience
•Commonwealth of Independent States Contracts, Burson-Marsteller, Financial Administrator, Washington, DC
•Ruesch International, Currency Trader, Washington, DC
Under Construction - March 2014
Professional Memberships & Activities
•American Bar Association
•Arizona State Bar Association
•Maricopa Bar Association
•East Valley Partnership
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