Antonina (“Toni”) Prestigiacomo is a partner and finance business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Prestigiacomo has experience representing commercial lenders across the country in complex real estate and commercial loan transactions. Ms. Prestigiacomo’s practice is primarily focused on commercial lending and real estate transactions.
Ms. Prestigiacomo represents commercial lenders and providers of capital in multi-jurisdictional real estate secured, asset-based, structured and sale-leaseback financing transactions.
Her commercial lending experience also extends to loan sales, workouts, restructures and modifications, and advising and representing administrative agents and participant lenders in syndicated loan transactions.
Ms. Prestigiacomo has represented commercial lenders and providers of capital in a wide variety of commercial finance transactions, including transactions secured by hotels, restaurants, retail centers, and general business assets. Ms. Prestigiacomo is a member of the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions and Real Estate Practices.
Ms. Prestigiacomo’s real estate practice extends to all facets of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, development, dispositions, leasing, financing and property management matters.
She has represented, among others, commercial lenders and other providers of capital, as well as developers of mixed use and residential housing projects that use the syndication of low income housing tax credits, new market tax credits, historic tax credits, governmental loans and grant programs, including HOME loans and FHLB Affordable Housing Program Grants.
Ms. Prestigiacomo is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her J.D. degree with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in taxation from New York University School of Law.
Admissions and Professional Memberships :
Ms. Prestigiacomo is a member of both the Wisconsin and Illinois bars.
Representative Matters :
- Represented Madison-Kipp Corporation, a precision die casting company, in senior, mezzanine and New Markets Tax Credit financings and corporate matters.
- Represented an automotive industry manufacturer in connection with mezzanine loan transaction with senior subordinated secured debt and warrants.
- Retained in a commercial foreclosure action seeking to enforce approximately $16 million in real estate loans after the borrowers and guarantors responded aggressively by filing lender liability counterclaims alleging bad-faith failure to renew the loans and misrepresentations of the impact of regulatory orders on the bank’s ability to renew the loans.
- Foley’s experience in litigating lender liability cases and aggressive defense tactics, including testing the counterclaims in a day-long evidentiary hearing on a motion to appoint a receiver, resulted in an early and favorable settlement for the client.
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