Jeff Temple is the co-chair of the firm’s U.S. Real Estate Group. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in connection with investments in, as well as the financing, development, operation and disposition of commercial real estate assets with particular emphasis on the representation of institutional lenders, real estate investment fund sponsors, foreign buyers and private equity investors.
Recently, Mr. Temple’s practice has concentrated on the representation of both lenders and borrowers in complex, multi-tiered finance transactions and credit facilities of all types, including transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, as well as the acquisition and sale of loans and loan portfolios. Mr. Temple regularly represents financial institutions, REITs and private equity funds in connection with syndicated credit facilities, construction loans, preferred equity investments, A/B notes and participation arrangements, mezzanine financings, note purchase transactions and intercreditor and co-lending arrangements involving major office, residential, hospitality and mixed-use projects.
Mr. Temple also represents institutional domestic and foreign investors in large-scale acquisitions and dispositions of U.S. commercial assets, and the structuring and documentation of strategic joint ventures, sale/leaseback transactions and direct investments in U.S. real estate assets. He also has represented sponsors in fund formations and private placements. Mr. Temple also actively represents U.S. opportunity fund investors making strategic acquisitions and forming joint ventures with local partners in Europe and Asia. His practice frequently involves the representation of foreign institutions making in-bound investments in U.S. commercial real estate, and provides guidance on the proper cross-border structuring of these investments. Following the formation of joint ventures for his clients, Mr. Temple has continued to represent these ventures in numerous complex acquisitions, financings and subsequent dispositions.
Mr. Temple has developed one of the leading practices in the area of EB-5 investments and financings. He represents both developers seeking EB-5 investments and senior lenders making secured loans with EB-5 in the capital stack. Mr. Temple has worked on transactions that have included over $2 billion of EB-5 investments.
In the prior economic downturn, Mr. Temple represented clients in a broad variety of loan restructurings and workouts, as well as the exercise of both UCC and mortgage remedies with respect to problem loans and the restructuring of troubled joint ventures and other distressed real estate investments.
Mr. Temple also actively represents owners, developers and investors in hotels, office buildings, and other commercial properties in the development, management, leasing and disposition of such commercial properties.
Jeff Temple is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US 2017 and Best Lawyers in America 2020.
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