Michael T. Riess

Mike Riess has broad experience advising lenders in all aspects of real estate secured and unsecured lending transactions, construction lending, mezzanine lending, REIT finance, note finance, multi-currency facilities, syndications and participations, sale-leaseback finance, ground leasehold financing, and synthetic leasing arrangements. His experience covers a wide array of asset classes including undeveloped land, office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, resorts, shopping centers, multi-family and mixed-use projects, and other commercial properties.

Mike also has significant experience in the area of distressed real estate, including restructuring of debt obligations, commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, and entity restructuring. Through his representation of both developers and syndicated loan agents, Mike has acquired unique know-how with regard to failed financial institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's actions in connection with such matters. [1]