Douglas M. Hodell, a shareholder in the firm, is a member of the firm's real estate and lender support groups. He specializes in commercial real estate transactions, including transaction structure, acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, title and escrow work and real estate finance. He recently represented a public company in the acquisition of an $81 million Southern California commercial office high-rise project, and a private equity investment group in the acquisition from Morgan Stanley of multiple commercial office properties in California, Maryland and New Jersey. Mr. Hodell has special expertise in the acquisition and disposition of complex, multi-phase land development projects and master planned communities, including Mountain House, Lincoln Crossing and Spring Lake.
Mr. Hodell also currently represents several private and institutional lenders in connection with non-performing loans and loan enforcement and is skilled in the negotiation, documentation and processing of loan modifications, workout and forbearance agreements, deed-in-lieu transactions, loan sales and assumptions and foreclosures. He also represents lenders in the negotiation and documentation of complex secured loan transactions involving multiple parties and mixed-asset collateral.