Amy represents numerous community and regional lending institutions, credit unions, community development financial institutions, government agencies, national tax exempt organizations, and local and regional developers and businesses. Her practice areas include real estate, real estate financing, and corporate including the formation of joint ventures, general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Her traditional lender clients finance the acquisition and development of shopping centers, office buildings, apartment buildings, residential subdivisions, condominium projects, mixed use developments, gas stations, hotels, and affordable housing projects qualified for investment tax credits. In addition, Amy represents a number of mission-driven lenders, including not-for-profit lenders lending to the charter school communities and low-to-moderate income housing projects.
In representing more than a dozen commercial banks in the Mid-Atlantic region for over twenty years, Amy brings a wealth of experience to the documentation and negotiation of a loan from closing table to loan modifications and, in a very small percentage of loans, the structuring of workouts. Amy’s expertise extends to drafting and negotiating forbearance agreements. Further, many of the real estate transactions involve tiered financing and multiple lenders, resulting in the drafting and negotiating of complex subordination agreements and intercreditor agreements. Amy’s experience through the highs and lows of the real estate market allows her to share experiences and perspectives.
Amy’s primary strengths are finding resolutions to roadblocks, earning the trust and respect of borrowers, and meticulously weaving all the minutia of the deal into the final documentation.
Amy has structured and managed private offerings, joint ventures and other financial arrangements for new companies. With an MBA in addition to her J.D. degree, she brings an understanding of business issues to our corporate clients.
Before starting her own firm in 1997, Amy practiced with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Shaw Pittman Potts and Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) in their Washington, D.C. offices. She received Bachelor degrees in Economics and Chemistry from Duke University in 1984 and her J.D./MBA from Georgetown University in 1990. Amy is admitted to the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.