Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS)

Frost Brown Todd lawyers represent CMBS loan originators, master servicers, and special servicers in connection with CMBS loan originations, loan workouts, servicing actions, foreclosures and deeds in lieu of foreclosure transactions.

Loan Originations
Frost Brown Todd attorneys have closed over 3,500 CMBS loans in all 50 states totaling approximately $50 billion in volume. This includes closing over 800 loans totaling nearly $13 billion in volume since the beginning of 2010. Nearly every law firm claims to provide excellent service and top-notch product, but Frost Brown Todd can back it up. Our team has nursed, pushed, and supported deals across the nation. We have closed large loans, small loans and everything in between. Our lawyers understand CMBS lending, we have a well-established and proven process for staffing and workflow and are experienced with CMBS securitization expectations.

Master Servicing
Frost Brown Todd attorneys have routinely represented master servicers in connection with a variety of servicing-related matters, including loan modifications, transfers and assumptions, lease reviews, tenant in common syndications, cash management disputes and partial releases.

Special Servicing
We represent a variety of special servicers in loan workouts and in the enforcement of the loan documents through the foreclosure process, or by taking title through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Following the acquisition of the property, we regularly assist in property tax appeals, general litigation, contract disputes and the disposition of the property.

Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity
Frost Brown Todd attorneys routinely assist clients in connection with mezzanine loan and preferred equity transactions for commercial real estate projects.

Several of our real estate lawyers are recognized by Best Lawyers® in America, Chambers USA® Client's Guide, Super Lawyers ®, and Martindale-Hubbell.

Our attorneys are active members of the leading national real estate industry groups, including American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Counselors of Real Estate, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Division, BOMA, CCIM, and International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as numerous state and local organizations.