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Dechert LLP
United States
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Work Department

Finance and Real Estate




Richard D. Jones, co-chair of Dechert’s global finance and real estate practice groups, focuses his practice on capital markets and mortgage finance. Mr. Jones is widely published and a frequent speaker on a wide range of issues affecting the capital markets and mortgage finance markets. He is the founder of, and a frequent contributor to, the Dechert blog, CrunchedCredit, which takes a critical look at the global financial markets.


Founder, Commercial Real Estate Institute (CRI); Chairman, Policy Advisory Committee, CRE Financial Council; Capital and Credit Policy Advisory Committee, Real Estate Roundtable; Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Member, Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the MBA


Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1975, magna cum laude; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978; Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 1981

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate finance

With national coverage, Dechert LLP is highly reputed for its expertise in origination of commercial real estate loans including mortgage and mezzanine loans, purchase and sale of participations and B-pieces seeking leverage through repo and other technologies, including CRE CLOs and other securitization solutions. The firm routinely acts for issuers, underwriters and asset sellers in CMBS and standalone securitizations of loans, often advising banks as lender’s counsel. Co-chair of the global practice, David Forti in Philadelphia works alongside New York’s Laura Swihart on complex commercial mortgage-backed securitization transactions, work-outs and foreclosures. Also in New York, Richard Jones is recommended for capital markets and mortgage finance, and Laura Ciabarra for on construction and transitional lending. Stewart McQueen in Charlotte heads the commercial mortgage-backed securities practice. In Philadelphia, Kenneth Hackman is noted for origination and securitization of single-family rental (SFR) loans, repurchase facilities and warehouse facilities. Nitya Kumar Goyal and counsel Victoria Boland are likewise noted for credit tenant lease financing, and mezzanine financings and subordinate debt.