Distressed Commercial Mortgages & Real Estate

Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s distressed commercial mortgage and real estate practice is focused on workout negotiations, restructurings and enforcement activities. The firm also represents clients involved with the acquisition and divestiture of distressed commercial mortgages and real estate. Steptoe typically represents institutional lenders, including investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds and insurance companies, as well as non-institutional lenders and equity investors, including hedge funds, private equity funds, special opportunity funds and individual investors. The practice encompasses all property types from office, retail, hospitality, multi-family and industrial, to construction, development and special purpose properties located throughout the United States. Attorneys in the practice have extensive experience in:

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Risk Mitigation, Preventive Strategies and Planning
  • Securitization Issues
  • Loan Sales
  • Workout Negotiations and Loan Restructurings
  • Mortgage Foreclosures and UCC Sales
  • Receiverships
  • Deeds In Lieu of Foreclosure
  • Loan Acquisitions
  • Single Asset Bankruptcies
  • Corporate Bankruptcies
  • Tenant Bankruptcies
  • Contract Litigation
  • Guarantor Litigation
  • Lender Liability Litigation
  • Fraud Investigations & Litigation
  • Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences
  • Real Property Due Diligence
  • REO Dispositions

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