Lisa Pauquette 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 6298
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Lisa Pauquette's practice involves the representation of banks, investment banks and other financial institutions in commercial mortgage loan securitization and a variety of mortgage banking and financing transactions.

Lisa has diverse experience in securitization matters having represented major Wall Street investment banks and financial institutions in their roles as underwriters, placement agents, issuers, and mortgage loan sellers of public and private securitization transactions involving commercial and residential mortgage loans. In addition, Lisa represents clients in the purchase and sale of mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, and subordinate debt.

Lisa represented clients on transactions that helped revive the CMBS market after the Global Financial Crisis, including: the Developers Diversified Realty CMBS deal, which was the only CMBS deal made eligible for financing under the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility and the novel One Bryant Park single property securitization, involving a tranche of CMBS debt and multiple tranches of tax-exempt bonds.

Her client representations have also included the purchase and sale of residential first- and second-mortgage loans (including FHA, VA, conventional and reverse mortgage loans) and commercial and multifamily mortgage loans, as well as structuring and negotiating warehouse lines and repurchase agreements for commercial mortgage loans, mortgage assets and CMBS and RMBS securities.

Lisa is an active member of CRE Finance Council (CREFC), the leading trade association for the $4.4 trillion commercial real estate finance industry, and serves on its Board of Governors. She is also a member of the advisory board of the CREFC Women’s Network.

Lisa was recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, 2024 edition of Chambers Global, and the 2023 and 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Securitization and Structured Finance Law. Lisa was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as part of its 2021 “Notable Women in Law” list.

Lisa graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A., and she received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.


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