John A. Chamberlin

JOHN A. CHAMBERLIN has represented institutional investors, commercial banks, investment banks and opportunity funds in a variety of complex single and multi-asset financings of commercial real estate lending transactions for over 15 years. These financings include permanent loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans, mortgage loans for commercial mortgage-backed securitization programs (CMBS), loan participations, loan assumptions and sales and loan modifications.

Notable transactions include:

Represented a large institutional lender in connection with a $900 million financing secured by a Class A office building located in Manhattan, New York and securitized in a single asset securitization.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with an approximately $300 million financing secured by office condominiums in a Class A mixed use building located in Manhattan, New York and securitized in a single asset securitization.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with an agented securitization transaction consisting of ten mortgage loans totaling approximately $875 million secured by ten Class A office properties located in southern California.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with an approximately $480 million financing secured by a portfolio of thousands of residential rental properties and securitized in a stand alone securitization.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with (i) an approximately $251 million CMBS financing secured by a regional shopping mall in Northridge, California, (ii) an approximately $187 million CMBS financing secured by a regional shopping mall in Appleton, Wisconsin and (iii) an approximately $170 million CMBS financing secured by a regional shopping mall in Augusta, Georgia.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with the workout and restructuring of 15 loan facilities (including term, construction, and revolving loans and letter of credit facilities) totaling approximately $426 million and secured by multi-family and to-be developed properties located in Arizona, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada and Texas, which included foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, forbearance arrangements, and debt restructuring.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with an approximately $60 million CMBS financing secured by an anchored retail vertically subdivided property located in Chicago, Illinois.
Represented a large institutional lender in connection with an approximately $26 million construction loan for the construction of residential condominiums in mixed used Class A skyscraper located in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

John has extensive experience in properly documenting, structuring and analyzing a loan for securitization, and has represented his clients in connection with single asset securitizations. He has represented lenders in connection with loan workouts and restructurings, and he has represented both master and the special servicers in connection with the modification and restructuring of securitized loans.

In addition to his financing practice, John also represents corporations, developers and other business entities in connection with acquisition, disposition, construction, development and leasing of real estate, including vacant land, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties.

He is included in The Legal 500 US 2013 and 2014 for Real Estate and Construction.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Acquisition and Disposition, 3) Debt Financing, 4) Leasing and 5) Real Estate Workouts and Restructurings
Law School University of Illinois, College of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted Year 1997
Education Brigham Young University, B.A., 1996
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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