Bonnie A. Neuman 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 5625
bonnie.neuman@cwt.com
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Bonnie Neuman is the head of Cadwalader’s Real Estate Finance practice. She represents global investment banks, national and international financial institutions, investors and servicers in domestic and cross-border transactions, including the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, syndication, loan servicing, non-performing loan securitizations, loan restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters. Bonnie has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Legal Media Group’s 2020 “Women in Business Law” as one of the nation’s leading real estate attorneys, by Lawdragon as one of the 2021 “500 Leading Dealmakers in America", and was named a “Real Estate Rising Star” in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Law360 on its annual list of top attorneys under 40 years of age.

Bonnie’s experience includes the financing of a wide range of commercial properties,  including hotels, commercial office buildings, shopping centers and recreational facilities ranging from single, trophy assets to multi-family assets, multi-use projects, and whole-company transactions, as well as transitional properties and development projects. In addition, she has experience in the drafting and negotiating of intercreditor arrangements and secondary market sales of mortgage and mezzanine loans.

Bonnie is a member of the CREFC Women’s Network and serves as the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. Bonnie is also a member of Cadwalader’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, serves as a Partner Mentor for summer associates, is involved in the firm’s on- and off-campus recruiting efforts, and is a member of the firm’s hiring committee.

Bonnie received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a notes and articles editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and her B.S., magna cum laude, from Boston University. Bonnie is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Recent transactions on which Bonnie has advised include her representation of:

  • The lenders in a $4.65 billion securitized financing in connection with the acquisition of Extended Stay America by Blackstone and Starwood. 
  • The lender in a $1.2 billion securitized financing of 555 California Street, 315 Montgomery Street and 345 Montgomery Street, which collectively occupy a full city block in San Francisco, California’s financial district.
  • The lender in a $705 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of 410 10th Avenue.
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $430 million construction loan in a biomedical office complex in San Francisco, California.
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $400 million revolving credit facility anticipated to be drawn to acquire multifamily assets in Los Angeles, California.
  • The lender holding 50% of the $159 million mortgage redevelopment financing secured by an indoor waterpark resort in Manteca, California.
  • The administrative agent and lenders in a CAD financing secured by a portfolio of self-storage facilities located throughout Canada.
  • The lender in the $1.036 billion acquisition financing in connection with LaQuinta’s spinoff of Corepoint Lodging.
  • The lenders in the $1.2 billion acquisition mortgage and mezzanine financing of the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui and the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.
  • The lenders in the $500 million refinancing of a luxury shopping mall in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  • The lenders in the $1.8 billion refinancing of the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
  • The lenders in the bridge, permanent financing and restructuring of the debt secured by the Ocean Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • The lenders in a $2.3 billion mortgage and mezzanine refinancing of the Motel 6 hotel chain, and in the previous $2 billion refinancing and $1.3 billion acquisition financing for The Blackstone Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the hotel chain from Accor SA.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1.7 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of 245 Park Avenue by HNA Group.
  • The lenders in a $1.275 billion mortgage loan secured by the Hilton Hawaiian Village and in a $725 million mortgage loan secured by the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the Parc 55 San Francisco, both in connection with Hilton Worldwide’s spinoff of Park Hotels & Resorts.
  • The lender in a $1.2 billion mortgage loan secured by the Solow Building.
  • The lenders in a $915 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by a portfolio of 87 select and limited service hotels owned by Hospitality Investors Trust.
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $400 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with Fortress Investment Group’s acquisition and planned redevelopment of the hotel, signage and retail at the Doubletree Suites Times Square Hotel
  • The administrative agent and lender in a $400 million syndicated mortgage loan secured by 720 Fifth Avenue.
  • The lender in a $265 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by The Mark Hotel.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1.1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the sale of Great Wolf Resorts to Centerbridge Partners.
  • The lenders in an approximately $1 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of three luxury resorts by The Blackstone Group.
  • The lenders in an approximately $850 million mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of mobile home and recreational vehicle resorts in the U.S. and Canada by Centerbridge Partners.
  • The lender in a $300 million mortgage loan secured by the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
  • The lender in a $560 million mortgage loan to finance the acquisition of the Park Avenue Tower by The Blackstone Group.
  • The lender in a $420 million mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  • The lender in an approximately $1.9 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of the Royal Hawaiian, the Westin Moana Surfrider, the Sheraton Waikiki, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and the Palace Hotel.
  • The lenders in a $3.5 billion CMBS mortgage loan secured by 23 Hilton hotel properties in the United States and Puerto Rico and subsequent IPO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

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Bonnie A. Neuman 

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
    J.D., 2006, cum laude
  • Boston University
    B.S., 2002, magna cum laude