Ellen Goodwin is a partner in the firm’s 60-lawyer Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, the former co-chair of the Group, and resident in the New York office. Ms. Goodwin concentrates her practice on commercial real estate finance, and has represented investment banks, commercial banks, funds, and insurance companies on a variety of loan transactions for both securitizations and portfolios, including construction loan financings, loan syndications and participations, co-lending and senior/subordinate arrangements, and mezzanine finance. She has been out in the forefront of CMBS 2.0 and acts as form and program counsel for a number of active CMBS lenders. Ms. Goodwin’s expertise additionally extends to the work-out, restructuring, and foreclosures of both securitized and portfolio mortgage loans, and she has extensive experience working with special servicers. She represents both sellers and purchasers of whole loans, subordinate debt, and mezzanine loans.
Ms. Goodwin is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the CRE Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, and the Real Estate Board of New York, and has served as a lecturer on various topics concerning real estate finance and work-outs and restructurings of mortgage and mezzanine loans for the Practising Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.