Katten’s Distressed Property practice combines the skills of experienced attorneys from multiple disciplines, including real estate, litigation, tax, and insolvency and restructuring in its representation of mortgage lenders, co-lenders, participants and borrowers; mezzanine lenders and borrowers; loan servicers, special servicers and asset managers; fund sponsors and investors; sellers and buyers of distressed debt; and developers, real estate investment trusts and owners.
Katten attorneys assist with distressed real estate asset disputes, out-of-court and in-court restructurings, foreclosures and other real estate litigation, bankruptcies, reorganizations, equity and debt recapitalizations, and acquisitions and dispositions. Our experience encompasses a wide variety of real estate asset classes, from hospitality to multifamily residential to office to retail.
Working with clients from all corners of the real estate industry affords us a broad market perspective. Clients benefit from our understanding of the thought processes of adverse parties and from our ability to devise solutions acceptable to all parties in workouts and other asset resolutions.
We are experienced in all types of financing and equity investment transactions, which enables us to help clients identify and capitalize on investment opportunities. With a deep understanding of the issues affecting individual, corporate and other taxpayers when buying or selling distressed real estate loans and other assets, we provide value by structuring these transactions with careful, creative attention to the resulting tax consequences.
Katten litigators are routinely engaged on behalf of lenders and others in real estate foreclosures, partnership disputes, mechanics’ lien claims and other disputed matters. Our insolvency team regularly represents debtors and creditors in real estate-related bankruptcies and state court insolvency proceedings, as well as the buyers and sellers of assets that are subject to such proceedings.