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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

2900 K STREET NW, NORTH TOWER, SUITE 200, WASHINGTON, DC 20007-5118, USA
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Work +1 202 625 3500
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Fax +1 202 298 7570
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www.kattenlaw.com
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Kenneth Lore, Washington DC, USA

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Kenneth Lore

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Real Estate

Position

Ken Lore serves as head of the Real Estate practice – East Coast and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on complex equity and debt real estate transactions, including multifamily rental properties, mixed use, affordable housing, community development, public private partnerships, hospitals, office buildings, and condominiums, as well as other retail and commercial projects. Ken advises participants such as property owners of all types of assets, developers, underwriters, banks, mortgage bankers, contractors, state and local housing finance agencies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment companies, pooled investment funds and syndication companies in all aspects of real estate projects. He focuses on complex negotiations, deal structuring and sophisticated financings involving asset-backed securities, taxable and tax-exempt debt, mezzanine debt and equity, convertible loans, credit enhancements, structured finance and secondary market transactions, and other financial products. Ken was involved in the original drafting of the LIHTC (Low-Income Housing Tax Credit) provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (Section 42) and has been an active participant in advising and representing investors and other clients on all aspects of LIHTCs and NMTCs (New Markets Tax Credits). Ken also has had significant experience in dealing with restructuring and disposition of distressed assets (mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, asset-backed securities and other asset types) including representation of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), lenders, underwriters and developers.

Ken has written extensively on all aspects of real estate law, and his articles have been published in Legal Times, New York Law Journal and American University Law Review. He also lectures on real estate finance at industry forums and seminars, such as the Columbia University Real Estate Development Program and meetings of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. Ken is frequently interviewed by the real estate and general press for commentary on industry developments and has been a featured speaker on regional and national news broadcasts.

Education

JD, American University Washington College of Law, 1973; BA, American University, 1970


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is singled out for its ‘strong industry and business knowledge’ and the team is ‘particularly adept at not letting legal positions undermine commercial points’. The practice is deepest in Chicago, where key players include practice head David Bryant, ‘great strategistDavid Dlugie and Kenneth Jacobson, who is ‘very knowledgeable in complex real estate finance structures’. Bryant represented a joint venture of Callahan Capital Properties and Ivanhoé Cambridge in numerous matters, including its $895m purchase from Beacon Capital of its remaining interest in 1211 Avenue of the Americas. The New York office also wins praise for its ‘good attorneys’, which include Scott Vetri, who is ‘a strong and practical counsel for equity and debt transactions’, and Andrew Jagoda, who represented AIG in financing the purchase of 1285 Sixth Avenue in New York by RXR Realty. Elsewhere, Charlotte-based Daniel Huffenus has ‘experience, know-how and work ethic’, Los Angeles-based Christine Fitzgerald is ‘very smart and a good delegator’, and in Washington DC, Kenneth Lore is ‘timely and creative’. The practice enjoyed a number of major sports arena mandates in 2016, including Benzion Westreich representing the Golden State Warriors in connection with the construction of a new arena.

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