Main Practice Contacts

Craig S. Unterberg
+1 212.659.4987


Scott G. Night
+1 214.651.5523


We Know How to Lead

  • Three partners selected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Membership is by invitation only.)
  • Member of the Council of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
  • New York-based real estate practice recognized by Chambers USA 2011, with two partners mentioned specifically
  • 4 years as editor of the Newsletter of the Real Estate Finance Committee of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
  • 6 years as Chair of the Hotels, Resorts and Tourism Committee of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
  • Past-Chair, State Bar of Texas Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
  • Past-Chair, State Bar of Texas Business Law Section 
  • Past Chair, Commercial Financial Services Committee, State Bar of Texas Business Law Section 
  • President, Real Estate Council of San Antonio 
  • Executive Committee and Board Memberships: Austin, Dallas and San Antonio Real Estate Councils 
  • Past Chair, Travis County Bar Association Real Estate Law Section 
  • Active participation in industry and trade organizations, including local real estate councils, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the International Council of Shopping Centers 

Real Estate Finance

In this rapidly changing economy, our lawyers understand and appreciate the market sensitivities and issues peculiar to companies in the real estate finance industry. We help national and international banks, other financial institutions, insurance companies, owners and users in structuring and documenting credit facilities and capital markets transactions involving real estate investment trusts, private real estate opportunity funds, the lodging industry, homebuilders, commercial real estate developers, and other owners and operators of real estate. These transactions include:  

  • Mortgage lending
  • Synthetic leasing
  • Portfolio finance
  • Mezzanine finance/
    subordinated debt finance
  • Hotel and resort finance
  • Construction finance
  • Repurchase and warehouse credit facilities
  • Preferred equity
  • Sale leasebacks 
  • Real estate structured debt
  • Corporate credit facilities
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Subscription loan facilities
  • Term loans
  • Multi-state loans
  • Bridge loans
  • REIT financings

We also represent real estate developers in a wide variety of real estate financings, including construction loans, refinancings, permanent loans and mezzanine loans in virtually each type of property use – land acquisition, multi-family, condominium, hotel, office and retail space.

Many members of the core team of the real estate finance section have practiced law together since 1985. As of late 2012, the group has grown to more than 60 attorneys firmwide, more than 30 of which are in New York, and is currently expanding.