AARON D. ROSENFELD
Special Counsel
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AARON D. ROSENFELD Special Counsel
Aaron Rosenfeld advises on commercial real estate transactions including real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial lending and general corporate and contractual matters.  He represents purchasers, sellers and financing parties in various asset and entity transactions spanning a wide range of industries and deal structures.

A large part of Aaron’s practice is focused on advising real estate developers on acquisitions, dispositions, related financings, joint ventures, like-kind exchanges and leasing.  In addition, Aaron represents lenders in real estate and commercial financing matters.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Aaron served as an associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets.  While at CIBC, he primarily focused on publishing high yield research, with investment recommendations, to buy-side clients and in-house traders on companies in the telecommunications, cable, satellite and media industries.

Consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” (2013–2017), Aaron’s ability to be practical and business-minded often allows him to streamline communications by getting to the point quickly.  Having worked as an investment banker, Aaron understands both the business and legal ramifications of the deal at hand, as well as what the various deal constituents require in order realize a successful closing.

An active listener and proven negotiator, Aaron is able to synthesize complexity, deescalate problems and ultimately keep a transaction on course when and where it is needed most.  Aaron’s experience in closing deals valued into the billions of dollars is supported by an unwavering work ethic, and personal drive to achieve the best result possible for every client he serves.
Advised the purchaser in its $96 million acquisition of a 26-building portfolio that comprises more than 950,000 square feet of office and flex industrial space in Northern Virginia, including negotiating a cross-collateralized, cross-defaulted syndicated loan and a preferred equity investment.

Lead counsel for one of the world’s largest insurance companies in connection with its acquisition, by deed in lieu of foreclosure, of a 316 guest suite, luxury airport hotel in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Counseled a private equity company, as a member of a joint venture, in connection with the joint venture’s $16 million acquisition of a 75-room boutique hotel in the Kalorama section of Washington, D.C.

One of two attorneys that represented the purchaser of a seven-property shopping center portfolio from a national publicly traded REIT involving two joint ventures, four loan assumptions and three new loans.

Counseled a Fortune 10 company in a multistate real estate disposition program involving hundreds of sites and related operating businesses, including managing the negotiations and closings of several separate transactions that involved more than 50 sites.

Advised the purchaser of a 542-unit multifamily complex including negotiating a joint venture agreement with a major money center bank, and negotiating the collateralized mortgage loan.

Advised various borrowers and lenders in real estate financings, including conduit loan transactions.  Served as bank counsel in various loan transactions.

Member of the deal team that counseled a public international telecommunications company in its $200 million acquisition of a public U.S. telecommunications company.

Member of the deal team that represented a lending syndicate of seven regional and community banks providing a $24 million first mortgage loan to refinance the existing senior debt on the Aloft Hotel and the Element Hotel, including the negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mezzanine lender.

Advised a national transportation management corporation in the sale of its transportation management and guest services business to a publicly traded international provider of ocean and river cruise services.

Assisted in the representation of a top compliance and security management company in its sale to a large NASDAQ-listed software company.

Counsels companies and executives in negotiated employment and severance agreements.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. "Rising Star," 2013-2017.

Burkenroad Award, 1999.

About

Aaron Rosenfeld advises on commercial real estate transactions including real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial lending and general corporate and contractual matters.  He represents purchasers, sellers and financing parties in various asset and entity transactions spanning a wide range of industries and deal structures.

A large part of Aaron’s practice is focused on advising real estate developers on acquisitions, dispositions, related financings, joint ventures, like-kind exchanges and leasing.  In addition, Aaron represents lenders in real estate and commercial financing matters.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Aaron served as an associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets.  While at CIBC, he primarily focused on publishing high yield research, with investment recommendations, to buy-side clients and in-house traders on companies in the telecommunications, cable, satellite and media industries.

Consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” (2013–2017), Aaron’s ability to be practical and business-minded often allows him to streamline communications by getting to the point quickly.  Having worked as an investment banker, Aaron understands both the business and legal ramifications of the deal at hand, as well as what the various deal constituents require in order realize a successful closing.

An active listener and proven negotiator, Aaron is able to synthesize complexity, deescalate problems and ultimately keep a transaction on course when and where it is needed most.  Aaron’s experience in closing deals valued into the billions of dollars is supported by an unwavering work ethic, and personal drive to achieve the best result possible for every client he serves.

Experience

Advised the purchaser in its $96 million acquisition of a 26-building portfolio that comprises more than 950,000 square feet of office and flex industrial space in Northern Virginia, including negotiating a cross-collateralized, cross-defaulted syndicated loan and a preferred equity investment.

Lead counsel for one of the world’s largest insurance companies in connection with its acquisition, by deed in lieu of foreclosure, of a 316 guest suite, luxury airport hotel in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Counseled a private equity company, as a member of a joint venture, in connection with the joint venture’s $16 million acquisition of a 75-room boutique hotel in the Kalorama section of Washington, D.C.

One of two attorneys that represented the purchaser of a seven-property shopping center portfolio from a national publicly traded REIT involving two joint ventures, four loan assumptions and three new loans.

Counseled a Fortune 10 company in a multistate real estate disposition program involving hundreds of sites and related operating businesses, including managing the negotiations and closings of several separate transactions that involved more than 50 sites.

Advised the purchaser of a 542-unit multifamily complex including negotiating a joint venture agreement with a major money center bank, and negotiating the collateralized mortgage loan.

Advised various borrowers and lenders in real estate financings, including conduit loan transactions.  Served as bank counsel in various loan transactions.

Member of the deal team that counseled a public international telecommunications company in its $200 million acquisition of a public U.S. telecommunications company.

Member of the deal team that represented a lending syndicate of seven regional and community banks providing a $24 million first mortgage loan to refinance the existing senior debt on the Aloft Hotel and the Element Hotel, including the negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mezzanine lender.

Advised a national transportation management corporation in the sale of its transportation management and guest services business to a publicly traded international provider of ocean and river cruise services.

Assisted in the representation of a top compliance and security management company in its sale to a large NASDAQ-listed software company.

Counsels companies and executives in negotiated employment and severance agreements.

Honors

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. "Rising Star," 2013-2017.

Burkenroad Award, 1999.