Ellen Goodwin is a partner and former co-chair of Alston & Bird LLP’s 60-lawyer Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, and resident in the New York office. She 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 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 extends additionally 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. Peer recognition of her work recently led to her election into the esteemed American College of Real Estate Lawyers.