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Carson M. Leonard

Alston & Bird LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Carson Leonard, a partner in the Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, concentrates his practice in real estate finance and represents banks and institutional investors in the origination, servicing, sale and restructuring of all manner of commercial real estate debt. He has served as lender's lead counsel in several of the largest stand-alone real estate financings in recent years, and routinely works with clients on portfolio, syndicated and securitization transactions across all asset classes. His expertise covers mezzanine financing and other subordinate debt structures, as well as preferred equity.

Mr. Leonard received his J.D. in 1992 from Columbia University, his M.B.A. in 1989 from Cornell University and his B.A. in 1985 from Duke University.

Experience 

Represented a syndicate of institutional lenders in the $500+ million expansion and repositioning of a major destination shopping center in southern Los Angeles County.

Represented a bulge bracket investment bank in the sale of subordinate notes in connection with a multistate hotel portfolio acquisition financing.

Represented a national bank in the bridge financing of 40-story residential tower in Seattle.

Ongoing representation of multiple banks and institutional investors in CMBS financings across all asset classes.

Ongoing representation of a national rating agency with respect to intercreditor agreements on subordinate debt structures.

News

Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News Name Alston & Bird Leading Real Estate Law Firm

Alston & Bird is ranked No. 14 among “2015 Leading Real Estate Law Firms” by Commercial Property Executive (CPE) and Multi-Housing News (MHN).
November 17, 2015     Press Release

Publications

Real Estate Finance & Investment Advisory: The Impact of Cherryland and Chesterfield on New CMBS Loan Originations
May 11, 2012    Advisories

Memberships and Affiliations

Commercial Real Estate Finance Counsel

Mortgage Bankers Association of America

Related Services

Corporate & Finance

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring

Commercial Real Estate Lending 

Related Industries

Real Estate & REITs

Education

Columbia University (J.D., 1992)

Cornell University (M.B.A., 1989)

Duke University (B.A., 1985)

Admitted To Practice

New York

Carson M. Leonard is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Mortgage Financing - 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mortgage Financing - Mortgage Financing, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Mortgage Financing - Mortgage Financing, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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