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Janice Mac Avoy

Janice Mac Avoy

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

New York, NY, USA


Janice Mac Avoy is a member of the Real Estate Department and the Litigation Department, head of the Real Estate Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee. Ms. Mac Avoy concentrates her practice in complex real estate-related transactions and disputes, commercial litigation and arbitration, complex commercial landlord tenant disputes and commercial fair market rent arbitrations.  She also has extensive experience in creditor’s rights, including complex commercial real estate mortgage foreclosures and UCC foreclosures, workouts and restructuring of real estate secured debt.  Ms. Mac Avoy works with the Firm’s Real Estate Department on transactions in order to resolve issues without resorting to litigation. Ms. Mac Avoy’s clients include commercial landlords and tenants, lenders and investors, broker-dealers and multinational corporations as well as individuals involved in commercial disputes.  A significant amount of Ms. Mac Avoy’s practice includes advising clients on complex securitized debt in which the underlying assets are real estate, including the enforcement of lender’s rights, acquisition and divestitures of real estate secured debt and the restructuring of real estate secured debt.  She also advises clients in complex partnership and joint venture disputes. Ms. Mac Avoy has created seminars and CLE presentations on, among other things, the basics of real estate restructuring and workouts, mezzanine loan foreclosures under the UCC and the parameters of the attorney-client privilege in the corporate context.  Ms. Mac Avoy has also published articles on lender liability claims, developments in the law of attorney-client privilege, electronic discovery and the appropriate use of email. Ms. Mac Avoy received the “Courage Award” from The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles for her exceptional dedication and commitment in the fight to protect women’s reproductive freedom. She received the "Commitment to Justice Award" for her extensive work on and long-term commitment to family law cases referred to her by Her Justice (formerly inMotion). In addition, she was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum.  Ms. Mac Avoy is a member of the American Law Institute and the CREW Network (The Association of Commercial Real Estate Women), as well as a member and voting representative of the CRE Finance Council. Ms. Mac Avoy received her JD from Columbia Law School in 1988, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and associate editor of the Law Review.  She received her BA, summa cum laude, from Washington University in 1985, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society and has since been recognized as a distinguished alumna.  Ms. Mac Avoy is admitted to practice in New York; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits.

Janice Mac Avoy is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Issues in Commercial Real Estate Finance: The Litigator’s Point of View - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017, Thursday, April 13, 2017
Janice Mac Avoy, Mark Siegmund, Shannon Doherty, Emilie B. Cooper and Jennifer McDougall, Litigators’ Views on Issues in Commercial Real Estate Financing (Substantive Outline) (January 30, 2018) - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Loan Modifications and Workouts - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing - Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Loan Modifications and Workouts - Loan Modifications and Workouts, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing - Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Loan Modifications and Workouts - Loan Modifications and Workouts, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing - Recent Litigation on Commercial Real Estate Financing, Thursday, April 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
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