Lien-Ha Nguyen is special counsel in the New York office. Her practice covers both real estate debt and equity transactions. On the debt side, she has represented both portfolio lenders and CMBS lenders in the origination, purchase, sale and restructuring of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments covering traditional properties such as office, retail, industrial and multi-family as well as niche properties such as hotels, assisted living facilities and stadiums. She has also represented clients in complex financing arrangements with multiple layers of debt, negotiating intercreditor agreements, co-lending arrangements and participation agreements. Lien-Ha is equally versed in handling workouts of troubled loans, negotiating forbearance agreements and restructuring documents.
On the equity side, Lien-Ha has overseen multi-million dollar acquisitions and dispositions of development projects, value-add properties, mixed-use assets and stabilized properties across the country. She has also secured financing for her clients in connection with their real estate portfolios and has represented them in complex joint venture arrangements.
Lien-Ha has also served as lead counsel to legacy mezzanine debt funds, overseeing the entire life cycle from formation, negotiation of credit facilities and repurchase facilities to wind-down of the funds. Her duties included drafting subscription documents, investor letters and fund governance documents as well as approving all legal documentation for investments of the funds.
Lien-Ha previously was Vice President/Associate General Counsel at New York Life Insurance Company.