Areas of Expertise
INTRODUCTION TO FOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS
Our professionals have worked through multiple real estate downturns along with the other stages of real estate cycles that date back to 1971. Each cycle occurred for a different reason, yet we adapted to the specific challenges wrought by each cycle, developing strategies and assisting in their implementation to help our clients bridge their way to recovery and expansion.
Success has followed our professionals as they carefully listen to the client, and collaboratively develop strategies to limit downside risks while maximizing the value of the client’s assets. Our track record is proven as we have served real estate owners, hedge funds, pension funds, banks, CMBS servicers, government agencies, and specialty providers of real estate credit. Let us put our 150 years of senior real estate experience to work for you.
The true test of a great bank is responding to challenges quickly, confidently, and with the support of the best minds available. Our team has worked inside banks, whether safe and sound, or troubled. Our consulting for healthy banks extends to challenges in credit analysis, loan underwriting, bank secrecy, money landering, loan loss provisions, special assets management, regulatory problems, and operating deficiencies.
Running the full gamut of regulated institutions, our professionals can provide effective solutions when management endeavors to take corrective action. As our professionals have served as former senior officers of regulatory agencies, we understand both sides of the many challenges banks face. We welcome your inquiry to the skill sets we possess as described below.
In high-stakes litigation, a law firm cannot compromise when hiring an expert witness to advocate the claims made by or against his or her client. We enjoy deep experience in the real estate and bankruptcy industries, we’ve submitted to hundreds of hours of deposition testimony and provided expert testimony dozens of times in various state and federal courts. We understand the jury trial process and tailor what would otherwise be complex testimony into understandable points and financial models that a jury can understand. The subject matter of our banking, bankruptcy, and real estate related testimony is quite diverse and we invite you to examine our list of historic cases.
As certain of our Senior Consultants have served as Bankruptcy Trustees, while others have supported Trustees in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases, we understand the processes and financial considerations involved in an orderly reorganization or liquidation. As testifying experts serving debtors, creditors, and official committees, we’ve navigated through the facts and figures of countless cases; all in the interest of maximizing the position of our client. Our bankruptcy platform is national in scope and we’ve appeared in courtrooms coast to coast.