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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Andrew Jagoda, New York, USA

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Andrew Jagoda

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Andrew L. Jagoda serves as co-head of the New York Real Estate practice. He focuses on real estate financing, development and construction, and the workout, restructuring and sale of distressed assets, net lease transactions, joint ventures and leasing (both space and ground leases).

Andrew represents a wide array of clients, including insurance companies, banks, developers, foreign and US investment funds, family-office investors, landlords, tenants and nonprofit organizations. He advises on the financing, acquisition, construction, leasing and sale of a wide range of properties, including office buildings, hotels, retail centers and multifamily properties, both market-rate and affordable, on an individual property basis as well as on a portfolio basis. Andrew has extensive experience representing lenders in a broad spectrum of loan transactions, including construction loans, ground lease financing, multiproperty financing, mezzanine financing and the financing of ground lease payments. He also has considerable experience representing lenders with the workout, restructuring and foreclosure of real estate and construction mortgage loans for office buildings, hotels, condominium projects, multifamily buildings and industrial properties. Andrew additionally represents borrowers in negotiating workouts with banks and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) servicers.

Before joining Katten, Andrew served as counsel at the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), a federal agency charged with the disposition of real estate assets from failed financial institutions. While at the RTC, he advised on the disposition of approximately $4 billion of assets. In addition, he represented China Huarong Asset Management Corporation, an agency of the government of the People's Republic of China, in a series of bulk sales of more than $1 billion of non-performing loans and foreclosed properties, structured as joint ventures between Huarong and investors. These were among the first such transactions conducted in China. Andrew also has represented various private foundations in the recovery of art stolen during the Holocaust.

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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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