Brian Foley counsels financial institutions in commercial real estate finance and commercial mortgage securitization. Brian has extensive experience representing investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, debt funds and other institutional lenders in connection with the origination and securitization of commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, component note structures, preferred equity investments and related products, including the purchase and sale of loans in individual and pool transactions, as well as loan servicing, loan workouts and restructuring.
Brian worked at Kelley Drye for nearly a decade, prior to going in-house at JPMorgan Chase Bank. When he returned to the firm, he brought with him a first-hand understanding of the challenges his clients face and a greater understanding of how to provide value to clients, by examining all facets of a transaction and the effects that decisions will have on his clients’ overall strategic plan, as opposed to just the legal ramifications. He understands how to anticipate the needs of in-house professionals and provide responsive legal solutions that support their commercial objectives.
Brian has closed hundreds of transactions valued into the billions of dollars across all real estate asset classes, ranging in value from a few million dollars to hundreds of million dollars. Clients count on Brian’s pragmatic and collaborative working style to identify solutions on difficult transactions and appreciate Brian’s responsive and detail-oriented ability to efficiently achieve the desired outcome.