Butzel attorneys who knowledgeable and proficient in the documentation, due diligence and closing of real estate finance transactions. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in structuring, negotiating and closing real estate loan transactions. Our attorneys deliver a full range of services in single bank loan matters, as well as complex syndicated transactions. Butzel represents Fortune 500 companies, major insurance companies, banks, the financial subsidiaries of several major automotive corporations, and other institutional lenders in a wide variety of real estate finance transactions. In addition, we represent several major financial institutions as local or regional counsel in commercial lending and workout matters. Our attorneys are experienced in tax-deferred exchanges, sale/leaseback transactions, SBA-guaranteed loans, bond issues secured by real estate, as well as foreclosures, loan modifications and workouts.


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  • Acted as principal attorneys for the developer of a complex $180,000,000 historical rehabilitation, conversion, retrofitting of a 32 story jewel in downtown Detroit, including all aspects of financing
  • Represented national manufacture and distributor on real estate loan involving multiple properties
  • Negotiated long term mortgageable ground lease on behalf of developer for construction of physicians office building adjoining surgical center
  • Representation of automotive company in loan participation and restructuring; acquisition of Canadian US operations
  • Negotiated the purchase of a building and assumption of indebtedness for major health care organization
  • Represented developer in negotiation and financing of land acquisition from Downtown Development Authority and acquisition of the hotel from prior owners
  • Representation of lender in mortgage transactions in amounts from $150 million to $1,500 million, secured by "trophy" office buildings, hotels and industrial properties
  • Negotiations for numerous mobile home park developments including; Acquisitions, financing, operations, licensing and sales
  • Acted as lead counsel in negotiating and structuring large industrial design/build lease, including coordination of all aspects of financing and project oversight
  • Negotiated synthetic lease transactions
  • Represented developer of numerous hotel development projects including acquisitions, financing, operations, licensing and sales
  • Created loan/financing structure for capital acquisition and industrial expansion for Canadian and U.S. structure and operations
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