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Kutak Rock Attorneys Micah Halverson and Brandon Marchiafava to Speak on Strafford Webinar

News | April 23, 2024

Partner Micah Halverson and attorney Brandon Marchiafava from Kutak Rock’s Denver office will present on the Commercial Mortgage Modifications: Lien Priority, Title Insurance, and Bankruptcy Issues Webinar on Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET.

This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel representing lenders and borrowers in negotiating and formalizing modifications to commercial mortgages, with a focus on safeguarding their clients' interests against challenges related to lien priority, title complications, and bankruptcy. Mortgage modifications offer opportunities for extending loan maturity, averting defaults and foreclosure, and restructuring loan terms. They also enable lenders to address documentation ambiguities and potential disputes, while securing waivers and releases as part of the modification process. Micah and Brandon will delve into current trends in commercial mortgage modifications and offer strategies for counsel on both sides to ensure that these changes effectively shield their clients from lien issues, title complexities, and bankruptcy risks.

To learn more and register, click here.

Micah focuses his practice on commercial real estate and finance matters.  He has worked on teams tasked with review and negotiation of commercial office leases including non-REIT landlords and has represented REITs in healthcare real estate acquisition, development and leasing.  He leads a team of lawyers who serve as lead counsel to a national bank, assisting their community development lending platform to provide comprehensive lending services in affordable multifamily housing construction utilizing LIHTCs.  His banking team also represents multiple super-regional banks in their general commercial lending and healthcare lending platforms, including loans to finance senior living, skilled-nursing, retirement communities and healthcare mergers and acquisitions. He regularly serves as real estate counsel in public-private-partnership (P3) transactions developing social infrastructure, healthcare, housing and transportation infrastructure.

Brandon represents commercial lenders and developers in a variety of financial transactions, including commercial lending, real estate development projects, sales and acquisitions, and leasing. He has served as counsel to several national banks, assisting their community development lending platforms to provide comprehensive lending services on predevelopment, construction, bridge and permanent loans on multifamily housing projects using Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Brandon also represents regional banks in their general commercial lending and healthcare lending platforms, including: asset based loans, revolving lines of credit, senior housing loans, skilled nursing loans, and other business loans. He routinely represents commercial real estate lenders who originate loans on projects including multifamily housing, condominiums, industrial and self-storage utilizing mortgage, mezzanine and C-PACE financing structures.