About Christine Noelle Fitzgerald
Clients closing real estate finance deals rely on Christine Fitzgerald to not only identify risk and potential issues in a transaction but, more importantly, to offer solutions tailored to the business needs of her clients and to create a viable path forward for the deal despite any challenges. Christy is chair of the firm's West Coast Real Estate practice, recognized as a top practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," which reports that clients note Katten is a "firm of choice for real estate transactions." Christy's priority, in alignment with her client's ultimate goal, is closing a real estate finance transaction in such a way that all parties view the result as favorable and her client's business — and business relationships — grow and thrive.
A smart and business-oriented advocate in complex real estate finance deals
Christy concentrates her practice in real estate finance and is experienced in syndicated, securitized, mezzanine, ground lease, hospitality and construction lending and borrowing, intercreditor arrangements, participations, whole and portfolio loan sales, "loan on loan" secured financing transactions, workouts (including loan modifications and restructurings, forbearance agreements, reservation of rights and discounted payoff agreements), foreclosures, loan restructurings and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, as well as acquisition, disposition and development of real estate assets, joint venture transactions and preferred equity.
From 1996 to 1997, Christy clerked in the chambers of the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird, US District Court, Central District of California.
“Christine is a seasoned attorney with a deep knowledge and unique command of her practice area. She brings a highly trained legal perspective and business understanding to every deal at every stage and every turn. She is thoughtful, careful, and deliberate, paying meticulous attention to detail. She considers every angle but always remains practical and commercial in her approach with a well-developed sense of the big picture and is able to craft solutions and reach reasonable compromises. Christine is extremely loyal and conscientious, working arduously in service of our interests. She is truly invested in our business and is a vital and indispensable component of it. In sum, Christine is the complete package, and among her peers, there are few attorneys like her out there. I'm proud to have Christine as our representative as she is a tremendous asset and ambassador for our platform."
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2022 "Best Law Firms"
(Real Estate Law) survey response
- Real estate finance
- Commercial real estate transactions
- Acquisitions and dispositions
- Equity investment and development
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