Practice Areas 2018-03-06T20:47:01+00:00

Practice Areas

Real Estate

Our representation in the real estate area includes acquisitions, sales, development, construction, financing, commercial leasing and other matters relating to office buildings, hotels, regional shopping centers, apartment complexes, condominiums and cooperative housing, museums, major industrial properties, nursing homes, convenience stores, gas stations, franchise restaurants and retail stores, assisted living facilities, hospitals, public storage facilities, religious sites and other types of facilities. Federman Steifman LLP is active in sale-leaseback financings, air-rights transactions, §1031 tax-deferred exchanges, triple-net lease tenancies and tenants in common transactions. The firm also counsels both borrowers and lenders in connection with workouts and restructuring transactions. Read more »

Structured Finance

Our experience in the structured finance area includes the origination of commercial mortgage loans structured for entry into the capital markets as well as mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, A/B note and participation arrangements. We also represent market participants in connection with collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”) and trust preferred securities (“TruPS”). Our lawyers have also counseled on the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial mortgage loan portfolios. Read more »

Workout, Restructuring, and Enforcement Actions

Our Workout, Restructuring and Enforcement Actions practice provides loan workout, lease workout, and business restructuring services to borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, and distressed businesses. Federman Steifman LLP has handled a wide variety of negotiated arrangements for businesses in transition to resolve or ameliorate the effects of defaults or pending defaults. These arrangements have included representing borrowers, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in connection with issues arising under bank credit facilities, privately placed and public debt, complex project and equipment financings, and derivative instruments. Whether the workout involves a renegotiation or replacement, a request for consents or waivers, a forbearance agreement, a standstill and tolling agreement, a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, an asset sale, a lease assignment or amendment, a partnership amendment, corporate restructuring, public or private debt restructuring, or an asset or business sale, we help achieve industry-specific solutions that are tailored for the needs of our clients. Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our representation in the corporate area includes mergers, acquisitions, asset and stock sales and purchases, joint ventures, private placements, early-stage venture capital investments, later-stage growth capital transactions, leveraged buy outs, recapitalizations and going private transactions. Read more »

Trusts and Estates

In the trusts and estates area, Federman Steifman LP advises clients throughout the country on a wide range of sensitive business and personal affairs, including estate planning, estate and trust administration, family business transition, succession and advanced planning, trusts and estates mediation and dispute resolution, creation and administration of family partnerships, joint ventures and property-holding vehicles and the creation of private foundations. Our firm’s private clients include domestic and international high net-worth individuals, real estate investors and real estate family operating companies, family-owned businesses, trusts and trustees, personal investment vehicles, other closely held business entities, and family offices. We represent individuals and family offices with diverse sources of wealth, particularly those whose business interests require in-depth knowledge of highly specialized industries, including real estate, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, asset management, retail, sports, fashion, art, entertainment, music, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, aviation, energy, and inherited wealth. Read more »

Tax

Federman Steifman LLP’s tax practice combines sophisticated tax knowledge, detailed planning, and a deal-focused mindset to serve a broad range of transactional clients and complement the firm’s other areas of practice. This deal-oriented approach helps clients find the most appropriate transactional and ownership structures to minimize taxes and to appropriately account for potential risks and tax-reporting uncertainties often inherent in complex transactions. The firm’s tax attorneys combine in-depth knowledge of several areas of transactional tax law to provide tax advice related to business, financial, and real estate transactions. High-net-worth individuals, family offices, financial institutions, real estate owners, and developers recognize the firm’s commitment to tax-planning excellence and turn to Federman Steifman LLP for tax advice in connection with the ownership of and general dealings in property. The firm’s tax lawyers very often act as a resource for other law firms who do not have a specialized tax department and who are seeking quick answers to discreet tax questions or assistance with structuring complex transactions or ownership arrangements. Read more »