Mr Samuel H. Gilbert > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
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BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States
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Work Department

Finance & Real Estate

Career

Samuel H. Gilbert is a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice. Mr. Gilbert focuses his practice in the area of commercial real estate finance and securitization, with concentrations in the origination, acquisition, syndication, and securitization of mortgage loans, mezzanine financing, and subordinate debt, as well as post-closing modifications, work-outs, and foreclosures. He also has experience in collateralized loan obligations and synthetic lease transactions.

Education

Boston College, B.A., 1999; Boston College Law School, J.D., 2008, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Dechert LLP‘s practice covers commercial real estate finance, as well as the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate debt products. , while the firm also advises on loan origination, acquisitions and dispositions, securitizations, restructuring, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and bankruptcy matters. The firm’s client base includes issuers, underwriters, loan sellers, servicers, operating advisors and investors. New York-based Laura Swihart and Devin Swaney continue to act for key client Freddie Mac, and this year advised on around 50 deals with an aggregate value of $50bn. Swaney also advised First Foundation Bank as a mortgage loan seller in the securitization of loans secured by multifamily properties. Philadelphia-based Richard Jones and Charlotte-based Stewart McQueen advised The Bancorp on a $304m CMBS deal sponsored by The Bancorp Bank, a Delaware state chartered commercial bank. Another highlight included advising Blackstone Mortgage Trust on a $1bn collateralized loan obligation, while the firm also also acted for Citibank and Goldman Sachs on the $1.9bn refinancing of loans secured by luxury Bahamas resort Atlantis Paradise Island. Philadelphia-based Jason S Rozes, David Forti and New York-based Krystyna Blakeslee are also recommended. Newly promoted partners include Boston-based Christopher Desmond, Samuel Gilbert; Philadelphia-based Gennady Gorel, Kenneth Hackman and New York-based Matthew Fischer. Matthew Hays joined as partner in the Chicago office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kahlil T Yearwood left the firm for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BlackRock, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.