Mr. Michael Mermall concentrates his practice on real estate finance and has extensive experience in other aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development and leasing of office, industrial, residential and retail properties.
Mr. Mermall’s practice is highlighted by work that includes representation of both lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate transactions, including highly structured finance transactions, loan workouts and deed in lieu of foreclosure arrangements, construction, term and bridge loan transactions, CMBS, permanent, mezzanine and participating loan transactions and other structured real estate finance transactions.
He represents owners, users and lending institutions in all aspects of real estate matters. Additionally, Mr. Mermall has experience in the formation of real estate joint ventures, representing investors of preferred and pari passu equity and the formation of private real estate investment funds.
Previously, Mr. Mermall was General Counsel of Wrightwood Capital and Cohen Financial, where he oversaw their legal affairs, including all legal compliance, risk control and corporate governance matters. He was also responsible for managing the legal and closing functions associated with their investment activities.
Prior to joining Cohen Financial and Wrightwood Capital, Mr. Mermall served as the Assistant General Counsel of CMD Realty Investors, Inc., where he was responsible for negotiating and drafting documents relating to real estate development, leasing, acquisitions, financing and asset disposition.
- Washington University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1986
- The University of Chicago, M.A., 1983
- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., 1982
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