Bricker Graydon has one of Ohio's most well-respected teams of lenders' counsel. We maintain a sophisticated, high-volume commercial lending practice, representing numerous commercial mortgage lenders and borrowers throughout Ohio and the U.S. Our real estate attorneys and paralegals assist clients with navigating the intricate documentation and procedural requirements associated with a wide array of loan types and capital transactions. Taking a solution-based approach, we excel in guiding clients through the complexities of the loan documentation and closing process.

We handle all types and aspects of real estate finance transactions, such as:

  • Asset-based facilities
  • Bank-led PACE financing
  • Bond financing
  • Bridge loans
  • Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) or "conduit loans"
  • Commercial, multi-family, industrial, and retail asset classes
  • Construction and renovation financing
  • Development bonds
  • Economic Development Revenue Bonds
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) loan programs
  • Franchise financings
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Homebuilder lines of credit
  • Intercreditor agreements and subordinated debt financings
  • Interim and other short-term loans
  • Large-scale utility financings
  • Leasehold mortgages
  • Leasing transactions
  • Loan assumptions, modifications, workouts, and restructuring
  • Loan syndication and participation
  • Loan workouts and restructuring
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, Transformational Mixed-Use Development Tax Credits, and other types of tax credit transactions
  • Mezzanine financings
  • National, regional, and community banks
  • Opportunity zone structures
  • Port Authority sales tax exemption structures
  • Real estate fund financings
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Refinancings
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Single-asset, portfolio, and line of credit real estate loans
  • Swaps and other derivatives
  • Title and survey, zoning, environmental, and other due diligence
  • Tax-exempt bonds
  • Tax increment financing
  • U.S. Counsel to international/cross-border transactions
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)




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