Cadwalader lawyers work closely with a wide range of investment organizations and vehicles seeking to capitalize on opportunities in the real estate markets. We have broad experience with domestic and offshore private equity and debt funds, real estate funds, structured product funds, opportunity funds, distressed and stressed debt funds, acquisition funds, venture capital funds and other investment management organizations.
We advise clients on structuring, reviewing, conducting diligence, negotiating, and executing a wide range of debt and equity investments, including mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities; commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans; senior/subordinate notes; syndicated loan interests and mortgage and mezzanine loan senior and subordinate participation interests; preparing required disclosure documents; and complying with federal and state securities, banking, tax laws and regulations; as well as ERISA rules and regulations.
Crucial to our provision of advice in this area are our tax and bankruptcy groups. Cadwalader tax lawyers have extensive experience in counseling clients on the tax ramifications of their investments, including those involving real estate partnerships, real estate investment trusts, publicly traded real estate limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. This expertise also encompasses international tax issues, which often come to bear in matters involving foreign debt or investment of new money by foreign companies, and ERISA issues, as well as bankruptcy-related tax matters. Our tax lawyers are also experts in REMIC tax issues that may arise in the context of securitized mortgage loans.
Similarly, the firm's leading bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners are integral to the structuring of investments in real estate debt and properties. From representing major financial institutions as repurchase agreement counterparties and loan purchasers and as lenders to real estate developers and operators, our restructuring lawyers advise on the single-asset special purpose vehicles commonly formed in CMBS mortgage and mezzanine financings, including issues related to potential bankruptcies of such vehicles.