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Steven R. Davidson

Steven R. Davidson

Dentons US LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Steven R. Davidson is a partner in the firm of Dentons US LLP and is a member of Dentons’ Real Estate group, with a practice concentrated in the financing area.  He has handled both construction and term loans secured by virtually every type of real estate collateral, including office buildings, hotels, apartment complexes, retail centers, mixed-use projects and vacant land.  In addition to conventional loans, he frequently represents agent banks in connection with syndicated credit facilities. Steve has experience handling credit enhancement transactions, such as those in which a letter of credit is issued to provide credit enhancement for revenue bonds.  He has also handled numerous mezzanine loans for institutional clients.  In addition to real estate secured financing transactions, Steve has represented lenders in numerous credit facilities secured by other types of collateral, including subscription obligations, investment securities and ownership interests in investment funds.  He has also handled numerous unsecured credit facilities, including many loans to real estate investment trusts.  Steve's practice also includes the representation of both institutional lenders and borrowers in real estate loan workouts.  He has lectured on a variety of topics—including workouts, deed in lieu of foreclosure agreements mezzanine financing and intercreditor arrangements—for organizations such as the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association.  He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  He is a past president and current member of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association and a past chair of the Real Property Finance Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association.  Most recently, Steve was ranked by Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business; and selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Real Estate.  Steve is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors, Economics) and received his J.D. degree (cum laude, 1977) from Harvard Law School.  He can be reached at (312) 876-8238 or at steven.davidson@dentons.com.
Steven R. Davidson is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mezzanine Financing: The Basics (August 2015) - Commercial Real Estate Institute (18th Annual), Thursday, November 10, 2016
Financing the Ground Lease Development—Unique Concerns (August 2015) - Commercial Real Estate Institute (18th Annual), Thursday, November 10, 2016
Mortgage Financing Selected Topics (PowerPoint slides) - Commercial Real Estate Institute (18th Annual), Thursday, November 10, 2016
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Commercial Real Estate Financing 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018, Chicago, IL
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