AARON D. ROSENFELD
Special Counsel
(202) 342-8605
AARON D. ROSENFELD Special Counsel

Aaron Rosenfeld is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on commercial transactions including real estate transactions, real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial lending, and general corporate and contractual matters.

Mr. Rosenfeld represents purchasers, sellers and financing parties in various asset- and entity-transactions spanning a wide range of industries and transaction structures.  A large part of Mr. Rosenfeld’s practice focuses on advising real estate developers on acquisitions, dispositions, related financings, joint ventures, like kind exchanges and leasing.  Additionally, Mr. Rosenfeld’s work includes representation of lenders in real estate and commercial financings.

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

Advised 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 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 multi-state 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 purchaser of a 542 unit multi-family 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 deal team that counseled a public international telecommunications company in its $200 million acquisition of a public U.S. telecommunications company.

Member of a 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 negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mezzanine lender.

Advised 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.

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

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

Counsel 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 is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on commercial transactions including real estate transactions, real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial lending, and general corporate and contractual matters.

Mr. Rosenfeld represents purchasers, sellers and financing parties in various asset- and entity-transactions spanning a wide range of industries and transaction structures.  A large part of Mr. Rosenfeld’s practice focuses on advising real estate developers on acquisitions, dispositions, related financings, joint ventures, like kind exchanges and leasing.  Additionally, Mr. Rosenfeld’s work includes representation of lenders in real estate and commercial financings.

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

Experience

Advised 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 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 multi-state 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 purchaser of a 542 unit multi-family 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 deal team that counseled a public international telecommunications company in its $200 million acquisition of a public U.S. telecommunications company.

Member of a 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 negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mezzanine lender.

Advised 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.

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

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

Counsel 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.

Practices