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Nancy M. Olson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Chicago, IL, USA


Nancy Olson is head of the Real Estate Group in Skadden’s Chicago office. Ms. Olson is active in all areas of the firm’s real estate practice, including real estate investment trust (REIT) formation, structuring and related transactions, financings, portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture transactions, private equity investment, real estate fund formation and investment, leasing, distressed asset workouts and reorganizations, and real property development. Ms. Olson is a member of the firm’s REIT Group.

Ms. Olson represents both lenders and borrowers in connection with her real estate finance practice. She advises clients with respect to secured and unsecured loans, lines of credit and construction loan facilities, including for REITs and other clients owning and leasing office properties, industrial properties, hotels and resorts, shopping centers, and residential and mixed-use properties, and has extensive experience advising lenders and borrowers in connection with debt restructuring transactions in and out of bankruptcy. Ms. Olson also represents numerous investors with respect to real property acquisitions and dispositions and U.S. and international private real estate fund, partnership and joint venture investments, and real estate funds in connection with their formation and financing transactions.

Ms. Olson has represented the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. in its investment in a $1.3 billion joint venture to acquire 1 million square feet of space in the Time Warner Center in New York; GIC Real Estate, Inc. in connection with U.S. and international joint ventures and real estate fund investments; Newcastle Investment Corp., Holiday Retirement Corp. and Brookfield Senior Living in acquisitions and dispositions of senior housing facilities, secured financings and lines of credit; and Fortress Investment Group in real estate acquisitions, secured credit facilities and subscription credit facilities. She also represented Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in connection with secured and unsecured loans; BlackRock Realty Advisors in fund formation and administration; U.S. Airways in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets and related leasing transactions; Nord LB in various loan workouts and restructurings; and major retailers in connection with their bankruptcy reorganization process.

Ms. Olson repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She also was recognized among the “Women of Influence” in the July/August 2013 issue of Real Estate Forum.
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