Hushmand Sohaili represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, sale/leaseback, exchange, financing and refinancing (including mezzanine debt) of commercial residential, retail, special use, industrial, hotel and gaming properties and related business. He has advised luxury hotel owners of five-star hotels in the negotiation, documentation and restructuring of their hotel management agreements, and the purchase and sale of such luxury hotels as well as the documentation of new hotel loans and the restructuring of the same.A significant part of Hushmand’s practice over the last few years has involved representing buyers and sellers of distressed real estate.
He has worked with private equity investors and funds in purchasing real estate loans and mortgage pools. He has also worked with clients in structuring and restructuring the real estate holdings of corporations and other legal entities and their investors. This includes loan workouts, foreclosures and asset purchases and sales, in and out of bankruptcy, and with regard to the buyouts of partners.
Hushmand has also represented private equity funds and similar investors in making highly leveraged loans to companies and restructuring the same in and out of bankruptcy, where a significant part of the assets of the companies are real estate.He has represented REITs and has handled UPREIT and DownREIT transactions. In the finance area, he has dealt with securitized capital market and institutional and non-institutional real estate financings.
- Represents, among others, buyers and sellers of distressed real estate.
- Concentrates his practice on real estate.
- Member, Real Estate Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
- Member, California Bar Association.
- J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1979
- B.A., Southern Illinois University, with highest honors, 1975
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