Ms. Christa L. Dommers is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her transactional practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate, including structuring, acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate. Ms. Dommers also has extensive experience with site selection and economic incentive transactions.
Ms. Dommers has worked with developers, investors and corporate real estate departments to further their interests with the acquisition and disposition of real estate. Her experience includes ground leases, structuring, joint ventures, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, and partial portfolio acquisition and disposition of raw land, office buildings, warehouse/industrial, multi-family portfolio, airport facilities and hangars, retail strip centers and mixed-use developments.
In connection with financing, Ms. Dommers has represented borrowers and lenders in connection with structuring and closing construction, mezzanine, permanent and conduit loans, including syndications, participations, and loan assumptions.
She has also been involved in the resolution of defaulted loans and distressed assets, including loan extensions, restructurings, work outs, and foreclosures. Projects have varied widely and include large scale residential, multi-family construction or renovation, office building development and recapitalizations.
She also has extensive experience in connection with commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial applications, locally and nationally. Ms. Dommers has been engaged in a wide range of transactions, from hangar leases and licenses, single tenant buildings, ground leases, synthetic leases, sale-leasebacks, build-to-suit leases and leases involving the government as a tenant. She has also been involved in leases of LEED-certified buildings and has given presentations on “green” lease issues.
Finally, Ms. Dommers assists corporations with relocation, siting and development of new facilities, including headquarters relocation or establishment, research and development campuses, and distribution centers. She helps navigate the incentives process to maximize grants and other benefits and minimize penalties for non-compliance. She also provides support to incentives recipients with implementation, reporting and on-going compliance.
- J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law (1997)
- B.A., Albertus Magnus College (1990)
- American Bar Association
- Commercial Real Estate Women (Director, Programs/EDU, 2017–2018)
- Real Estate Roundtable (Homeland Security Task Force Committee Member, 2017–2018)
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