Mark Palmer focuses his practice on real estate finance and securitizations involving all property types, including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, multi-family, and condominium developments, as well as highly regulated property types such as casinos and health care facilities, with an emphasis on servicing matters relating to commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Mr. Palmer represents lenders, primary servicers, master servicers, and special servicers in all aspects of CMBS loan servicing, including performing loan matters, such as assumptions, property substitutions and reconfigurations, condominium conversions, ground lease issues, mezzanine financing, preferred equity investing, loan modifications, cash management issues, and borrower restructurings, transfers of interest and mergers, and matters related to defaulted real estate loans and troubled assets. In connection with defaulted loans and troubled assets, he has extensive experience working with special servicers in work-outs and other resolutions relating to nonperforming loans, including restructurings of debt, loan modifications and extensions, and exercising lender rights and remedies.
Mr. Palmer also represents borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of other secured and unsecured complex commercial lending transactions and has experience in a broad range of other real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and development. He joined the firm after practicing for three years at a large firm in Phoenix, Arizona.