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Masuda Funai represents foreign and domestic lenders and borrowers in structuring, negotiating and documenting credit arrangements and secured financing transactions for all types of real property. We also represent credit enhancers in leveraged transactions, public and securitized financings, sale-leasebacks and other off-balance sheet financings. Our experience ranges from single asset real estate loans to large, complex syndicated transactions for commercial, industrial, hospitality, and residential projects.

After decades of practice, we have created a comprehensive approach to financing that optimizes our ability to problem solve in the areas of loan origination, securitizations, secondary markets and institutional investment. We understand the challenges involved in all types of capital structures, as well as what motivates deal constituents. Our comprehensive knowledge of the applicable law allows us to guide clients effectively through analyzing and addressing their specific financing needs and leveraging opportunity in an ever-changing and sometimes volatile marketspace.

Our attorneys advise on a broad range of financing transactions such as loan syndications and participations, mezzanine financing and A/B structures, commercial real estate financing, securitized mortgage lending, and construction, development, convertible, revolving, bridge and permanent loans. We have negotiated, documented and closed contingent interest/equity kicker financings, conduit financings, mixed debt/equity agreements, interest rates and currency swaps, credit enhancements and sales-leasebacks. We also advise on tax-exempt financings, equity investment programs, participating/shared appreciation agreements, joint ventures and partnership investments, loan portfolio sales, loan workouts and restructurings.

Our clients value our real estate attorneys’ continuous innovation regarding the protection of their financial stake and for the ability to deliver consistently on-point and economical counsel on every transaction. We assist borrowers, lenders and investors in structuring, managing and maximizing their return on debt and equity investments. Not only do we provide the requisite capabilities needed to structure and execute complex real estate financing and investing deals, but we also understand both the challenges and opportunities associated with real estate and financial market fluctuations, as well as how such change impacts lenders and borrowers alike.