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Title Camp 2 2023: What is Mezzanine Finance and Understanding the Appeal to Investors

By UCC Division on May 10, 2023
The term mezzanine finance originates from a building metaphor – certain structures would often place a café or other retail on the mezzanine, a floor between the first and second floor. Mezzanine financing for commercial real estate is not entirely debt ...
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Topics: Webinar mezzanine loan real estate investor title camp

Debtor’s Rights of Redemption from a Mezzanine Loan UCC

By Mike Berey on March 16, 2021
In Atlas MF Mezzanine Borrower, LLC v. Macquarie Texas Loan Holder LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 04495, decided June 6, 2019, the Appellate Division, First Department, dismissed causes of action seeking an Order overturning a mezzanine loan foreclosure sale, on ...
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Topics: mezzanine loan

UCC Sale in the Enforcement of a Mezzanine Loan May Not be Unwound

By Mike Berey on August 21, 2019
The Plaintiff sought a ruling that the sale of equity interests in eleven commercial properties, which interests were pledged as collateral for a mezzanine loan, was commercially unreasonable because the auction sale was not conducted in a commercially ...
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate UCC mezzanine loan

Mezzanine Loan Held Not to Clog Equity of Redemption

By Mike Berey on September 5, 2018
A loan for real estate projects in Kansas City and Cincinnati was secured by a mortgage on the land being developed and by the pledge of the membership interests in the borrower. The lenders commenced a UCC foreclosure sale of the membership interests.
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Topics: equity of redemption mezzanine loan

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