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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

620 8TH AVENUE, 32ND FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10018-1405, USA
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Peter Korda, New York, USA

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Peter Korda

Work (212) 218-5260
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Real Estate; Structured and Real Estate Finance


Partner and Co-Chair of Structured Finance Department


Peter J. Korda is co-head of the Structured & Real Estate Finance Group and a partner in the firm’s New York office. His practice concentrates on representing members of the lending community on real estate finance matters, workouts and restructured transactions. Mr. Korda’s work includes the structuring and closing of mortgage loan transactions for the capital markets as well as for conventional acquisition, permanent, interim/bridge, construction, and mezzanine loan transactions. Mr. Korda has extensive experience in real estate projects across the United States, including handling multi-tier, multi-state, cross-defaulted and cross-collateralized transactions. He has closed numerous fee and leasehold financings and refinancings of major residential developments, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, and specialty projects. Mr. Korda also has extensive experience on structuring and closing syndicated transactions, equity participation loans and complex construction “take-out” transactions, as well as the financing and development of condominium and cooperative properties. He has also worked and lectured on the sustainability/green aspects of lending transactions. During the economic downturn, Mr. Korda has devoted significant time to counseling clients in dealing with distressed assets, including restructuring, purchasing and selling of loans and interests therein and enforcing remedies with respect thereto.


Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Real Property Law Committee); New York State Bar; Association (Real Property Law Committee); American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section); Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (f/n/a Commercial Mortgage Securities Association); Mortgage Bankers Association; Business Law Section Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting of the New York State Bar Association


J.D., New York University School of Law (1979); - A.B., Brown University (1976) magna cum laude

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is ‘excellent at solving deal issues from start to finish’ and provides ‘diligent efforts with common sense solutions’, advising on a range of matters including M&A, construction, finance, environmental issues, joint ventures, fund formation, development, leasing, land use and zoning and real estate litigation. The firm acts for commercial and investment banks, public and private pension funds, life insurance companies, developers, big-box retailers and institutional landlords. Los Angeles-based Richard Mendelson advised John Hancock Life Insurance Company on various matters including a $500m loan and acquisition of four properties, while New York-based John Napoli advised Workspace Property Trust on a $1.28bn loan from JP Morgan Chase. Peter Korda co-chairs the firm’s national structured and real estate finance practice group and the New York real estate department. Boston-based Andrew Shure and Eric Greenberg are also recommended, alongside Washington DC-based Thomas Galli and Cynthia Mitchell in New York. Robin Freeman and Mitchell co-lead the firm’s healthcare real estate and finance practice, Freeman is also chair of the San Francisco real estate department. In March 2018 Michael Rechtin joined the Chicago office from Baker McKenzie LLP and now chairs the firm's data center services practice group.

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