Firm Responds to Market Changes and Client Needs with Key Additions
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, a full-service national law firm, continues its growth with the addition of real estate attorneys Thomas J. Infurna and Lauren F. Wyler. Both are highly recognized and experienced in sophisticated real estate matters, and come to the firm from the New York office of McGuireWoods LLP. Infurna focuses on commercial real estate finance and asset-based finance, while Wyler concentrates on real estate finance and development transactions.
"We are very pleased to welcome Tom and Lauren as part of our growing real estate finance practice,” said White Plains office Member-in-Charge Steven R. Kramer. “As the market continues to return, we’re eager to put their transactional expertise to work for our clients in such areas as loan origination, loan sales and purchases, distressed debt portfolio transactions, loan restructurings and workouts.”
Infurna practices in commercial real estate finance and asset-based finance, focusing on permanent and construction financing, mezzanine, bridge and term loans, mortgage loan sales and purchases, distressed debt portfolios, loan restructurings, workouts and foreclosures. He has represented a variety of financial institutions including commercial, investment and savings banks, conduit lenders, life insurance and capital companies, pension fund advisors, and real estate investors and developers in a wide range of transactions. Transactions have included origination of commercial mortgages for securitization and portfolio investment, loan syndications, and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate and distressed debt.
“We are delighted to combine our real estate and asset-based finance practices with the broad capabilities of the Eckert Seamans platform," said Infurna, adding "we believe that Eckert Seamans’ uniform commitment to excellence and the collegial nature of their partnership will ensure the highest standards of service to our clients."
Wyler focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions and real estate finance with emphasis on representing financial institutions on mortgage originations, conduit deals and construction loans. She also advises clients on the acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial properties. Prior to returning to private practice, Wyler was senior counsel to a global financial institution where she worked on large syndicated loan transactions and corporate spin-offs involving real estate and sales of trophy buildings. She has first-hand experience with both the legal and business issues facing her clients.
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