Capital Markets

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has one of the largest capital markets practices in the Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions. Our attorneys have vast experience in developing, structuring and negotiating all types of structured finance transactions. We are a nationally recognized leader in the area of commercial real estate origination with substantial experience in all facets of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). In addition, we are the preeminent legal counsel to commercial real estate servicers and special servicers. We offer our internationally based clientele sophisticated legal solutions that meet the challenges presented by a dynamic, complex and increasingly global market.

CMBS Securitization

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner represents a variety of CMBS participants that include loan sellers, underwriters, trustees as well as global financial institutions and global investment funds interested in purchasing CMBS in both the private and public context. We are in the vanguard of the CMBS legal market and offer our clients comprehensive and integrated legal solutions designed to help them achieve maximum efficiency, flexibility and profitability.

We advise our clients on a wide range of legal matters in CMBS securitizations such as federal securities laws tax structure (including grantor trust structures and REMIC vehicles), intercreditor arrangements (including the structuring of all forms of subordinate and/or pari passu debt) and various pooling and servicing arrangements. Because of our substantial experience in CMBS securitization and our familiarity with the latest and most sophisticated financial technology, we are able to design legal structures that meet the unique objectives of each individual client.

Commercial Real Estate Origination

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner represents global investment banks, major insurance companies and other international financial institutions in the origination of commercial real estate debt obligations and provides market leading real estate experience together with local market knowledge.

Our attorneys provide clients with experience in structuring transactions which facilitate a myriad of exit strategies through securitization or other secondary market vehicle in both the public and private arenas.

Commercial Real Estate Servicing and Special Servicing

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a recognized leader in the legal representation of commercial real estate servicers. Our attorneys advise our servicing clients on a wide range of issues involving securitization, tax, securities law, defeasance and assumptions and to date have been involved in some of the largest transactions to have occurred in the market. Our clients turn to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for advice and guidance because of our strong market presence, our superior legal competence, our long years of experience and our leadership role in industry initiatives and trade organizations.

We represent many of the largest commercial real estate special servicers in the industry. With our cross-disciplinary focus and broad-based knowledge of commercial real estate, we are able to advise our clients with respect to workouts, loan modifications, foreclosures, insolvency matters and litigation. Our attorneys leverage our vast experience to assist our clients in the maximum realization on their assets with a clear focus on the relative value of our legal services and results achieved. As the market has progressed toward international servicing assignments, we are partnering with our clients to offer legal advice in a challenging multinational environment.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner strives to maintain a broad-based industry knowledge and focus in continuing our commitment to maintaining our position as the preeminent legal counsel to commercial real estate servicers and special servicers.